Cork & Chroma sits at the juncture of creativity and fun: where painting meets music, wine, and your favourite people.
Founders Hillary and B.J. Wall built Cork & Chroma with the intention of making the elusive creative process more accessible. Our company is made up of a team of kind and talented artists who believe in the power of creative connection, and take joy in helping people feel comfortable to freely express themselves. The first Cork & Chroma studio opened its doors in Brisbane in 2013 and we now operate across several studio locations in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
We believe that everyone is creative, and that being creative can benefit everyone. In the years of painting and sipping with guests we have witnessed the wonder that comes with accessing our creativity. While the premise of our sessions may seem simple—arrive to a blank canvas and leave with a finished piece—we’ve learnt that it’s all the stuff that happens in between that matters most. It’s about sparking creative confidence and stretching people’s perception of their own abilities. It’s about exploring how to navigate the creative process for ourselves. It’s about having fun.
Our public sessions run for three hours and include step by step guidance from one of our Cork & Chroma artists. We supply the arty bits, and you BYO wine and people (or come by yourself and make new friends). All experience levels welcome.
Celebrating is our specialty! If you’re celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday party, hens party, team building event or something else, we’d love to help honour your milestone with a Private Event. View the Calendar to check our availability.
We also offer family sessions for our budding artists, which run for two hours and unlike our public and private sessions are BYO non-alcoholic drinks only.
If you can’t make it to our studios or would rather paint from home, no worries. You can paint along at home with our streaming series, Happy Painting (coming soon!).
We love getting creative with our offerings and building partnerships with brands that vibe with us. Festivals, launches, community activations, presentations, pop ups, corporate events—it’s all possible. If you’d like to work together we’re all ears; please reach out and let us know what you have in mind. To start the conversation email B.J. at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Partnerships’.