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Our Story

Cork & Chroma is about having fun and being creative. We believe in an environment where your creativity is free to make itself at home, and everyone is included. A place where you can relax with friends, celebrate a milestone, or linger on a date – a place where you can savour a wine and play with paint. We know that creativity and fun go hand in hand.

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“the more fun you’re having, the more creative you’ll allow yourself to be.”

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BJ and Hillary

 

 

Cork & Chroma’s flagship studio launched in Brisbane in 2013. Now boasting five studios along the eastern seaboard, Cork & Chroma is the vision of our Creative Director, Hillary Wall, and her husband B.J. Wall, who joined the team full time in 2015.  After spending some time in Sydney operating the Surry Hills studio, these days you can catch them back in Brisbane.

 

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What is included in the cost of the session? 

We provide all the arty stuff! You’ll have your own 40 x 50cm blank canvas (yours to take home), paint, brushes, palette, easel, and apron. Our artist will guide you through your session’s painting, step by step. We have a fridge, cold water and ice buckets you can use, as well as glassware for your drinks. 

How long are the sessions? 

Each session runs between two and a half and three hours. We recommend that you arrive 5-10 minutes early to settle in, pour your wine, and grab your paint. We usually begin painting about 15 minutes after the session start time. There will be a few ‘drying breaks’ during the session where you can get up and stretch, dance, and admire your fellow artists’ paintings!

What should I wear?

Wear something that you feel comfortable in. We provide aprons to help protect your clothes, but best to wear something you don’t mind getting a bit of paint on just in case. Bonus points if you dress to the theme of the painting! 

Can I purchase drinks?

We are a BYO venue, so don’t forget to bring your favourite beverages. 

I don’t drink wine. Can I bring other types of drinks?

Of course! You are welcome to bring beer, cider, kombucha, soft drink, tea, coffee, or any other beverage that tickles your fancy! We just ask that you leave the spirits at home. 

Can I bring nibbles or food?

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate BYO nibbles or food in our public sessions. We offer a small selection of sweet and savoury nibbles for purchase during your session if you’re feeling peckish. 

Are children allowed?

Our public sessions are 18+, therefore children are not permitted in these sessions. However, your mini-me can still enjoy a Cork & Chroma experience! We hold regular ‘Family Paint’ sessions for you to paint along with your kids (ages 6-11) as well as ‘Teen Paint’ sessions (ages 11-17). These sessions can be found on our calendar and are alcohol-free events.

Can my friends and I sit together?

Most definitely! If you book multiple seats, we will seat you together. If you book separately, let us know in the ‘Notes’ section when booking and we will ensure you are seated with your group.  

Don’t forget that if you book 8 or more seats in one transaction you will receive a 10% discount at the checkout!

Do I have to paint the same thing as the artist?

No way, José! While our artist will lead only one painting per session, we love to see where your imagination takes you. Change up the colours or shapes, paint your own design, paint someone’s portrait (maybe ask them first!) or have a go at one of the paintings on our wall. It’s your canvas, so paint whatever feels good for you. 

What if I need to cancel my booking?

You may cancel or reschedule your booking up to 48 hours before your session (or up to one week before your session for groups of 8 or more people). In the rare event that you contact us to cancel your booking before these times but do not receive a response, we will honour this agreement based on the time you made contact.

Should something unexpected come up and you need to cancel or reschedule within 48 hours (or within one week for groups of eight or more people), there is a fee of $25 per seat. 

Thank you for understanding that we cannot refund ‘no call/no shows’.

Can I leave my painting behind and pick it up later?

If you are unable to take your painting with you after the session, you may leave it in our studio and collect it within seven dayssimply drop in during one of our sessions and ask the artist or host to grab it for you. Due to spatial limitations, unclaimed paintings left for longer than one week will be recycled. Please be sure to return for your painting to avoid disappointment!

Can I book a private function?

Yes! We would love to help you celebrate your next special event. Please check out our Private Events page or contact us so we can help you plan it. 

Phone – ALL STUDIOS
07 3558 8430

Brisbane
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Sydney
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Melbourne
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