Nov 25, 2022
Merry Cork & Chroma: What’s on in December
Deck the halls, December is on our doorstep! Like a Santa stocking filled with joyous surprises, December is packed full to bursting with festive fun; we’ve got public sessions and private events galore, creative Christmas gifts and in-studio challenges, and brand new events and offerings. Merry Cork & Chroma, everyone!
Paint and Sip in a Box: Limited festive edition
Our Paint and Sip in a Box has taken a visit to the North Pole, and the elves have tinkered with its contents. Now, not only do you have everything you need (it says so on the box!) to create your own acrylic-on-canvas masterpiece from home, but you have a sprinkling of Christmassy bonus additions! All orders made between now and December 23rd will receive an extra 20 x 25 canvas and step-by-step instructions for our seasonal painting, Fir Tree, in addition to your choice of painting. It’s a little Christmas gift from us to you – everything you need, and a little bit more.
PAINT the Book: Christmas bundle!
If you’re thinking this deal is too good to be true, that’s probably because it is. Our book, PAINT, is currently 20% off for our Black Friday special, and from next week until December 23rd when you buy a copy of PAINT (full price) you will also receive a complimentary aluminium palette, brush set, and rainbow set of acrylic paints! Find yourself an appropriate surface to paint on (a canvas, visual journal, or blank bit of wall), and you’re all set to get creative from the comfort of your own home. Packed with almost 300 pages of full-colour goodness, this book explores paint in every sense of the word: as a medium, as a practice, and what it means to become a painter. Learn about the elusive creative process, then set sail on your own painting journey to your destination of choice. Travel via paintbrush down the cobbled streets of Paris, up the winding stairwell in Morocco’s Blue City, or to the seaside on a balmy summer’s day. You’ve got your book to guide you, and the arty tools you need to help you get there. But remember, these are only included for a limited time. All good things must come to an end and this is a really good thing.
Bits and Pieces: Uncorked
Look out Sydney, our exciting and exclusive new hens party offering is coming in hot! In our ‘Bits & Pieces’ sessions we collaborate with certified Somatic Sexologist and Sex and Intimacy Coach Alice Child to create genitalia-inspired artworks. These sessions are the perfect blend of painting, sex education, and body positivity; a one-of-a-kind experience that celebrates bodies and genitalia in all their beautiful diversity. Get creative and express yourself as we learn more about our bodies and what gives us pleasure. This is the sex ed we never got at school, and will surely make for an unforgettable hens party! Our guest reviews say it all:
“I recently attended Alice’s Bits & Pieces Cork & Chroma workshop and it was so much fun! It was a delightful experience that was incredibly enjoyable while also feeling empowering and inclusive. Alice brought a wealth of sexology knowledge and insights to the session, allowing us to be expressive and have an amazing time getting to know our bodies better.” ~ Liv
December Special Events
Paint your inner queen this December in our Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne studios! On Friday 16th December you can join the brilliant Bebe Gunn in Brisbane (but hop to it – only two tickets left!) or glamour bug Etcetera Etcetera in Sydney for a night out of fabulous fun. In Melbourne, those lucky enough to have already snaffled up tickets will have the chance to farewell our Sydney super queen, Art Simone, in her last studio rendezvous with Cork & Chroma (sniff) for a while. Thanks for all the heart, Art, that you’ve brought into our Sydney studios over the years – you are a true star!
We’ll also be painting at Distillery Road Market in Eagleby to bring you a snack-tastic evening of painting, sipping, and eating. Enjoy a drink upon arrival, then paint along to our summery ‘Palm on Peach’ painting led by one of our Cork & Chroma artists. If you’re feeling peckish, peruse the markets, restaurants and food trucks to see what strikes your fancy! We recommend arriving a little early to allow browsing time before you settle in to paint away the evening in this lovely industrial space.
For those of you with little ones, we’ve got family friendly painting sessions running this December in our Brisbane studios. We have an All Ages session on Sunday 4th December, where we’ll be taking an ocean deep dive to paint our ‘Ray of Light’ piece. On Wednesday 21st December we’ll be painting our ultra cute ‘Fineapple’ for our family paint session, which is sure to be a hit with the kids these school holidays! Rally the troops and get ready to make some new memories with your family.
‘Merry Cork & Chroma’ Painting Challenge
Last, but certainly not least, we’ve got a little in-studio challenge for guests and artists alike, and it’s pretty jolly simple: inject a little Christmas spirit into your painting! Let’s fan the festive fire and see what ignites – maybe your palm tree will be strung with fairy lights, or you’ll have a surfin’ Santa, or perhaps a gift or two hidden in your scene. We love seeing where your creativity takes you! Don’t forget to share the Christmas spirit with us on socials (#corkandchromachristmas) so we can see your festive additions!
Paint and sip — that’s us for sure. But did you know? We’re so much more!
All the options, no restraints. All you need to do is paint.