I’ve been teaching art to adult classes in Ware, Hertfordshire since 2008 after I realised that there was a gap in the market when customers to the art materials shop I owned at the time  kept asking for details of local art classes.  I started out with a single fortnightly session in a local church hall which quickly expanded to three classes.

After closing the shop in 2012 I concentrated on extending my classes and now teach fortnightly in Codicote as well as Ware.  I have also taught some clients privately in their own homes.

In the classes we concentrate mainly on watercolour with the occasional pen and ink and acrylic sessions. Once every couple of months or so I run all-day workshops in pastels and acrylics.

I see my job, when leading the class, is to give guidance, tuition and encouragement to all.  I have been told by those who come to my classes that I have a “laid back” attitude as I’m often heard saying “don’t worry – it’s only a piece of paper”.  I endeavour to be sympathetic and encouraging to everyone who attends my classes giving them the confidence to improve and gain their own style.  It’s quite a privilege to see someone develop their art over a period of time.

Painting GearHaving been on courses where you are given an often expensive shopping list of equipment, I have learnt that it is better to provide equipment for everyone to use as part of the class fee.

As my philosophy is that you have to have reasonable paint, paper and brushes to produce something you are happy with I provide good quality brand named equipment for everyone.

My subjects range from flowers to landscapes and animals and whatever we are tackling we aim for a fun and enjoyable time.

So if you feel like coming along what do you do?  To book a place contact me by email on anne@theartbox.co.uk.

For more information on my classes and the venues where I hold them visit www.theartbox.co.uk

Testimonials from Students

“Very relaxing and enjoyable session”

“Thanks again for another fab day. I learn something new every time”

“Very relaxed atmosphere”

“I didn’t think I would enjoy drawing a bag of flour but after looking at in a different way – I did, thanks”

“Excellent tutor, Anne – thank you”