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Off The Rails Arthouse

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Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom
https://www.offtherailsarthouse.com/

August 2019

Getting lost- an exhibition

Friday 30th August at 6:00 pm - Sunday 1st September at 5:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Friday 30th August  Opening night 6-8pm Saturday 31st August    11am-5pm Sunday 1st September  11am-5pm   ‘Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.’ Rebecca Solnit – from A Field Guide to Getting Lost In the summer of 2018 a group of 10 people from different individual landscapes, came together to make work with Fraser Taylor to test ideas;

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September 2019

Fun Felt Making Workshop with Aileen Clarke Crafts

Saturday 14th September at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Aileen Clarke, based in Fife, will be very well known to many of you as the designer and maker of the most delightful felt pieces. You can see examples of her beautiful artworks on her here. This one day workshop is a fun opportunity to try out some basic feltmaking techniques. It is suitable for beginners, or for those with some experience who wish to refresh or enhance their skills. Morning In this session you will make a wet felted;

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Drawing and Painting for All!

Thursday 19th September at 2:00 pm - Thursday 14th November at 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

We are delighted that Fife artist and teacher Alison Cage is offering a Thursday afternoon drawing and painting course, which will run alongside the very successful Tuesday one. This eight week course is ideal for beginners, those who wish to refresh current approaches, or for more experienced artists who would simply welcome a regular, dedicated drawing or painting session. Alison will encourage you to take drawing into painting, but she will also cater for those who wish to concentrate purely;

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October 2019

Collagraph and Carborundum Printing Workshop

Friday 11th October at 10:00 am - Sunday 13th October at 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

We are very happy to welcome back expert printmaker and teacher Elspeth Lamb for a three-day intensive workshop in these fascinating printing techniques, which will extend your knowledge and skills.  Read on to find out more about them and what you will learn while you are taking part. Invented in the early nineteenth century in Europe and developed in the USA during the 1930’s to the present day, a collagraph print is essentially made from a plate constructed from card, thin metal;

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Charcoal Drawing Workshop with Nichola Martin

Saturday 19th October at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

We are delighted to welcome for the first time Nichola Martin, an award-winning artist based in Fife.  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. You can see examples of her stunning work on her website. Nichola is also a highly experienced teacher and runs regular workshops and classes across the country. This one-day workshop will consist of drawing from still-life using charcoal. ;

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Ways of Making and Thinking

Monday 21st October at 10:00 am - Friday 25th October at 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Fraser Taylor Monday 21st – Friday 25th October 2019 10-4pm each day The intention of this 5 day course will be to strike the right tone between structured demonstration and free experimentation, guiding the participants towards something that feels equal parts committed play and enlivened inquiry. Above all there will be a commitment to the deep practice of looking and responding visually. The class with allow each participant to develop strategies in advancing their own studio practice. Work will be;

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November 2019

Making A Tunnel Book

Saturday 16th November at 10:30 am - Sunday 17th November at 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

A wonderful opportunity to work with renowned artist Brigid Collins. Suitable for both artists and designers, this weekend workshop with take you on a creative journey which will inspire you and invigorate your work. A tunnel book is made up of multiple leaves bound together like an accordion which, when viewed from the front, creates an illusion of depth. Beginning by looking at historical and contemporary examples of tunnel books, the construction of a tunnel book will be demonstrated and;

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Festive Woven Crafts

Saturday 23rd November at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

It’s that time of year again! We are delighted that willow weaving expert Jane Wilkinson is offering a one-day festive woven crafts workshops. This is a chance to get the season off to a lovely, creative start, and solve some of these Christmas presents into the bargain! Get together with some friends and enjoy an introduction to the art of willow weaving. Jane will help you to make attractive festive decorations such as stars, angels for your table top and;

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Try for a day – Chinese brush painting – Fish

Saturday 30th November at 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Due to popular demand, we are delighted to offer another Try for a Day Chinese brush painting workshop with Chi Zhang. Discover the fascinating art of Chinese brush painting and try your hand at this expressive art form. This workshop is suitable for beginners or people who have painting experience but have either never tried Chinese brush painting techniques before or wish to refresh their skills. No prior knowledge is necessary, you should simply be keen to learn and willing;

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