Some of our tutors – past and present


Twitter …..@alisoncageart

Instagram..Alison Cage Artist

A graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art with a degree in Illustration and Printmaking . I have taught in Tayside and Fife schools and now work from my studio in Kilmany where I also teach drawing. I paint mostly in acrylics and watercolours, my favourite subjects are the Fife landscapes and nature. I also take part in Open Studios North Fife and exhibit regularly in Fife and Ayrshire.

Over the past 32 years Angus’s Muse has become entwined with his materials. He enjoys exploring textures and surfaces with watercolour and has grown fond of old doors, windows, walls and buildings, in fact anything which is transient in our environment. Angus teaches a variety of subjects and materials but has become better known Internationally for teaching watercolour.

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Stained glass fish

Anne E. Ferguson graduated in Printed Textiles from Glasgow School of Art, where she subsequently taught for over 20 years. Colour and pattern have been key elements in her textile work throughout her teaching career and design practice.  Several related paths have been explored throughout that time and Anne has been working in stained glass since 2003, running glass workshops all over Scotland, including Orkney and the Western Isles.



Claire Heminsley is a textile designer and illustrator working under the name Incahoots.  A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, she has taught in higher and further education part time, for many years. Drawing and the design process are at the core of both her creative and teaching practice

Elspeth Lamb is an artist/educator and author.

Her book ‘Papermaking for Printmakers’ published by A&C Black, London sells worldwide.

She has exhibited in e.g. New York, London, Tokyo, Kyoto and Toronto and she has worked with Hanga Masters and printers and a Unesco Hosokawa-shi papermaking master in Japan since 2000.

She offers workshops in specialized printmaking including Mokuhanga and Lithography.

Fraser Taylor

Fraser Taylor is an interdisciplinary visual artist who lives and works in Glasgow.Taylor’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, New York, Chicago, San Franciso, London, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, Sydney.

Since 1983, Taylor has lectured at leading fine art and design institutions of higher learning.

He has been an integral part of our summer school programme since 2016.

‘My work is initially driven by response to visual experience. It may be on location, when I gather information in my sketchbook and my camera, or when passing a combination of colours or plants in the garden, or it could be driven by encountering a beautiful artefact or textile.

I work intuitively, playing with the spatial elements of my subject matter, often incorporating components which are related symbolically or allegorically . ‘

Lino cut workshop

Jenni Douglas works from her studio in the Borders, where she runs ‘A Pair of Blue Eyes’ and also works as a professional photographer.  Jenni grew up in the Canongate area of Edinburgh and the old town continues to be a main inspiration for her linocut, illustration and screen print designs.  Jenni has been teaching printmaking for three years and and her work has been exhibited throughout the UK.

‘Known for my joyful watercolours of flowers, my workshops aim to liberate your watercolour technique, whilst enjoying flowers and colour’.


Instagram @jennymatthewsartist

Twitter @jmatthewsartist

Katy McKidd Stevenson is a local artist who lives and works near Cupar. She works in oils, acrylics, inks and mixed media, and focuses on portraiture and narrative themes – these include dreamy, surreal images of figures falling or floating in the sky, and a modern, domestic fairytale of wasps and femininity. Highly successful portraiture workshops on offer.

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Originally trained in Embroidered and Woven Textiles at Glasgow School of Art and MA Embroidery at the Royal College of Art; Kim is a full time lecturer in Textiles and Art & Design at Edinburgh College and has 20 years’ experience of delivering a wide range of workshops and classes. She is an exhibiting member of EDGE textile artists Scotland and also is an assessor/verifier for the Edinburgh Design School.

I work with historical and often camera-less photographic processes like cyanotype, lumens, argyrotype and pinhole photography. Inspired by the infinite beauty and fragility of nature and with a love of museum collections. Workshops include cyanotype on paper and on fabric and pinhole photography, where participants make a camera before using it.

Instagram @kitmartinphoto

I design and deliver courses in drawing, painting and printmaking mainly. My own work covers these disciplines and is centred around observational, expressive drawing. My starting point is the natural world and I aim to capture the joy and intensity of time spent outdoors through colour, mark and design.


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Award-winning and widely exhibited artist who specialises in pastel drawing, painting and printmaking working from nature. She offers workshops in a studio and outdoors environment. 

  • Screen print Winner, Teapot Trust, 2017
  • Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Residency, Shetland 2017 and 2016
  • SWLA John Busby Seabird Drawing Course Bursary 201

Instagram – @larascouller

Twitter – @larascouller


I work in mixed media and printmaking working directly from life on wildlife, landscape and environmental subjects. The workshops I facilitate cover a wide range of media including several low-tech printmaking techniques with an emphasis on exploring and developing your range of skills and mark-making.

instagram @lizmyhillartist

Lynsey is a visual artist, specialising in painting and with particular interests in colour, nature, healing and spirituality. Her work explores the potential for ‘healing’, or making whole, through the creation of her paintings, the energy that is poured into them and the subsequent viewing experience of the finished pieces.

Artist Nichola Martin graduated in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone winning many prestigiousawards. Working from her studio in Fife, she exhibits widely, with work in private international collections.  A skilled draughtsman she prefers to work in charcoal and oils and is highly sought after for paintings requiring a high level of technical detail.

Workshops will consist of working from still life using charcoal and also beginners oil painting class. All abilities welcome with no experience necessary.  In these fun classes students will be taught the fundamental techniques of drawing and painting, such as mixing colour, composition, material choice and much more. First learning to draw before proceeding to painting, students will be taught about colour mixing techniques, colour values and how brush strokes can be applied in various ways.

Rachels pop up

Fifteen years of teaching and exhibiting bookart around the world has made Rachel Hazell very excited about folding origami boats, how to bind a book with no thread and when to blow the budget on stationery. PaperLove the world’s first all-paper e-course launched this year to International acclaim.

Sarah Knox has had a rich career in art teaching and gallery education and is equally renowned for her evocative paintings of the Scottish landscape which capture the atmosphere and light of place. She exhibits her work widely.

Sarah’s practice begins with ‘plein air’ sketching, making immediate responses through brushwork and colour to capture the sensation of shorelines. These sketches are developed in the studio, creating paintings and prints which explore the poetry of the sublime.

In her workshops, Sarah Knox gives generous insights about how she approaches her sketchbooks, paintings and prints and talks us through the process with an interactive talk and demonstrations. Sarah mentors each participant to explore their ideas and her workshops explore techniques using mixed media, watercolours or oil painting.

Instagram @knox_s

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Artist in stitched textiles offering tutoring  and mentoring to groups. Since the opening of Off the Rails Arthouse Sheila has been teaching City & Guilds Creative Technique classes.

I design and make sterling silver coordinating earrings, pendants, bangles and bracelets. I incorporate semi precious beads, colourful hand printed & dyed aluminium and liberty print fabrics.

Introduction to Jewellery Workshops are available for small groups or one to one.

Themes include Silver Ring, Silver Pendant or Earrings, Beach Glass Silver Pendant and Silver Bangle.



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Art school in Wales led Steve to a commercial art career in London. He eventually relocated to Fife, where he is now an artist and maker with a passion for drawing and painting outdoors, and working with greenwood. A past member of the Society of Industrial Artists & Designers and with a BA in Visual Communication, he has taught creative classes for nearly twenty years, also at residentials in both the UK and abroad.

Theresa is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Until recently Theresa was a teacher of Art and Design in a secondary school. She is now a full-time artist, spending her time painting portraits and landscapes. Theresa also teaches adult classes in drawing and printmaking.