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No Children's Workshops this May Half-term 
summer Holiday dates released soon

Paintbox Menu

Children's [6-12] holiday workshops

Teens [12-16] Holiday workshops

Adult's Art workshops

Adult's short courses

1:1 tuition

Art Party's- all ages, tailored to suit


' the Art classes were incredible. I loved learning lots of different Art styles, my favourites were clay modelling, collage and painting. I made some new friends and cathy was really kind and a great teacher'

Frankie aged 9

'I recently attended the Acrylic painting workshop with Colourful Cactii. Cathy was wonderful at encouraging us to experiment with different Colours and techniques. She talked us through every stage and was very supportive! Looking forward to attending another workshop soon' sophia

' I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop at Cloisters cafe, Wimborne. cathy gave clear instructions and demonstrated the materials and media we were going to be using. she is very encouraging and offers sound advice and guidance. It was a lovely few hours spent in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere' Carol


The Paintbox

'You Can't use up Creativity. The more you use the more you have.'-Maya Angelou

 The Paintbox provides Art workshops for adults and children in a friendly but structured environment. Sessions take place in Wimborne, Dorset and Ringwood, Hampshire.

Workshops aim to develop confidence in skills and processes combined with the enjoyment and well-being that can be gained through creativity.  

It has been shown that being Creative is very good for you and can have a positive impact on your well-being. some points to consider:

-being creative can reduce anxiety and depression

-joining a workshop is a way to socilalise with others who share the same interest and meet new people

-when you are engaged in creative activities you are activating different parts of your brain, improving cognitive function



About me

How I Got Here

My name is Cathy Morris. I have a degree in fine Art and am a fully qualified Art teacher with over 30 years experience as Head of the Art Department in a Dorset secondary school.

I attended Kingston University where I did my Foundation course followed by a degree in Fine Art. I then did my PGCE course at the Institute of Education, London.

Marrying my husband from Poole, resulted in a move to the stunning county of Dorset and it is here that I have spent my teaching career and been able to bring up 3 daughters.

I am passionate about Art and Art Education ,there’s nothing that I love more than sharing my knowledge with others and supporting children and adult's in developing their own creative journey.

I love to draw and paint and when time permits can be found with my paints and brushes at the Easel!


Children's Holiday Workshops

The Paintbox provides a range of Art workshops for Children from ages 6-16.

Children's workshops take place in Wimborne Community centre and The Greyfriars Community centre in Ringwood. Workshops take place during the school  holiday periods . At present workshops are 3 hours in duration allowing parents to drop their children  and return later.

Children's workshops exlore a theme and will allow the children to develop their skills in a range of media. Workshops are kept to a small number to allow each child to develop at their own pace and build confidence in their ability.

'My daughter aged 6 attended both Easter workshops this week and had an amazing time. She'd come back tomorrow if she could!'- Laura

'My 15 year old son really enjoyed Cathy's Art class and is really proud of what he achieved in 2 hours! Cathy was great with communicating the booking process and clearly has great rapport with all ages.'- Beth

I just wanted to say thank you so much for having Rose, Arthur and Thomas this afternoon. All three came home saying how much they loved the workshop and it’s usually not that easy to please all of them at the same time! -Ashley

Adult's Workshops

The Paintbox offers a range of Adult Art workshops.
Workshops take place in Wimborne and Ringwood.
You can be assured of a warm welcome, and relaxed atmosphere.
Workshops explore a theme or specific media. Guidance is given to individuals as much as required so all participants can develop at their own pace. Size of workshops are kept small to allow individual instruction.
All materials are provided so all you have to do is book and turn up! 

'Thankyou so much for running these workshops they are very informative and great fun! I learn new techniques every time and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of these small groups. Youv'e got me addicted to painting.' Karen

' Had a lovely evening with Cathy learning how to make Lino-printed cards. It was so well organised and explained, that even a complete novice like myself managed to produce
beautiful handmade cards..................great atmosphere,
very warm and welcoming'-Vicky    

'Cathy's Classes are good fun with lots of Learning. She is very skilled at choosing topics that will allow us all to suceed and in giving encouragement and guidance to us individually.'



Art Party

Art Party's for all ages,  from 6 yrs to ......

hen party, birthday party, paint nite with a group of friends, whatever the occasion.

The Paintbox can provide a painting  activity on a chosen theme for a group of maximum 10. The party can be held at a venue or in a home if preferred.

Do get in touch to discuss your requirements.

'Thankyou Cathy, I loved the workshop! It was great to try something new'

Contact Me

For enquiries about me or my class, get in touch today.

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