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Art of Course Ltd, under the name The Art Box, has been running art classes in Leaside Church and Community Centre, Ware, Hertfordshire, since 2008 and more recently at the Peace Memorial Hall, Codicote, Hertfordshire. We run mostly watercolour classes along with some pencil drawing classes and on occasion classes in acrylics and pastels.

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We aim to provide enjoyable and fun art classes for people, young and old, ranging from complete beginners through to those who have painted or drawn before but maybe not for many years. Anne Laidler who leads the classes gives guidance, tuition and encouragement to everyone.

Having been on both watercolour and acrylics courses where you are given a large and often expensive shopping list of items to bring along before you can make a start we have learnt that it is much better to provide equipment for everyone to use as part of the class fee. We use good quality named brand equipment as Anne's philosophy is that you have to have reasonable paint, paper and brushes to produce something you are happy with.

As well as our fortnightly watercolour painting and pencil drawing classes we run occasional all-day sessions in pastels and painting in acrylics. These workshops are not designed for the complete beginner as the subjects are more technical and often require some experience working in the medium.

All our classes and workshops are individual so you don't have to sign up for a whole watercolour course for example but can just come along to one session as a "taster".

In the summer we sometimes add an "en-plein air" day or two where we mainly paint in watercolour. These are all day sessions aimed at painters of all abilities who fancy painting outside.

So if you would like to join in at one of our watercolour classes or maybe pencil drawing is your thing head over to The Art Box website for all the details of what's happening when. Once you have made your choice drop Anne an email at to check availability on our very popular classes.

We look forward to you visiting us soon.

Anne and Dave

The Art Box Classes are owned and operated by:-
Art of Course Ltd

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