Have a Creative Christmas with Cork & Chroma

Dec 18, 2022

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The festive season is well and truly upon us. Houses are lighting up the neighbourhood, Christmas trees are popping up in windows, and supermarket shelves are brimming with candy canes and chocolate coins. The Christmas spirit is in full swing in our studios, with guests celebrating end of year celebrations and Christmas Parties with their colleagues and loved ones. Our team of Cork & Chroma artists are fully amongst the festivities, sprucing up their paintings with a little seasonal flair. Sprigs of holly, skinny-dipping Santas and flying reindeer are popping up left, right and centre on our paintings—and often on our guests’ paintings, too!

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for the creative cats in your life, rest assured, we’ve got you covered. From painting sessions to fabulous arty gifts and merch, the perfect pressie is right at your fingertips.


PAINT the book by Hillary Wall and Erin Corstiaans


PAINT the Book

Our book, PAINT, is the book embodiment of our classic paint and sip experience. With its modern, pastel aesthetic, sparkly lettering and feature ribbon, it’s the one kind of PAINT you want on your coffee table. It’s the perfect gift for the aspiring artist in your life (or for yourself!) and is suitable for painters of all experience levels—yep, even if you haven’t painted since you were six. We begin by outlining the equipment you will need and various brushstrokes and painting techniques, before delving into the creative process and what it means to become a painter. Finally, we launch into twenty of our classic Cork & Chroma paintings that you can paint along to step by step. You’ll find some of our all-time favourite paintings in these pages (looking at you, Parisian Stroll) as well as a handful of new ones which we developed especially for the book. With almost three hundred pages chock-full of creative goodness, PAINT is the gift that’s sure to keep on giving. We have display copies for your perusal pleasure in our Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne studios—pop in and see it for yourself!


Christmas special!

For a short time only, when you purchase a copy of PAINT you will also receive a complimentary arty bundle with everything you need to get started on your painting journey! This bundle includes two 20 x 25cm canvases, an aluminium palette, a set of four paintbrushes, and a rainbow set of acrylic paints. It’s the perfect gift for the aspiring artist in your life, but be quick: this festive special is only valid until Christmas day!


PAINT creative christmas bundle by Cork & Chroma


Capsule Collection 001

So now you’ve got the book, where are you going to put it? In your PVC&C Tote Bag, of course! This bad girl will fit your new book, laptop, Thick Creative Diary, highlighters, lip balm and bunch of bananas, no trouble. Put everything in there or nothing; yep, this tote is so snazzy you can wear it on its own. Just don’t put your secrets in there, because it’s see-through.

The tote is part of our Capsule Collection 001, a smorgasbord of yummy, quirky, artsy bits and bobs. There’s the Paint & Sip Enamel Mug that shows everyone you’re an artist (baby) every time you take a sip, Cloud Palettes so dreamy you might just float away on them, and Painter Affirmation Pins, which are the perfect size for poking down the side of a stocking. Oh, and we’ve even looked after your pooch’s creative canine Christmas needs with our Bork & Chroma Dog Lead. Big or smol, there’s something fun in the collection for everyone.


Christmas special – stocking stuffers sale

Looking for some last minute arty bits and bobs to stuff in those Christmas stockings? We’ve got you covered! From now until Christmas, take up to 30% off selected items in our gift shop. From brushes, to palettes, to keychains, to T-shirts, there’s something fun for everyone – for rock-bottom prices. Merry Christmas!


I'm an Artist, Baby enamel mug


Bundle Packs

Too many cool things to choose from? We hear you, so we created some Bundle Packs to make things a bit easier, and grouped some complementary items together. There’s the Creative Luminary bundle, which includes the diary and tote we mentioned earlier, and is perfect for the one who’s always bursting with new ideas. Quickly jot down your inspo in your diary, clip it up for safekeeping, then stash it in your tote and be on your way. Oh and let’s not forget the affirmation pin—you can pin that to your diary or tote strap, or your artist’s beret.

Next up is the ‘I’m an Artist, Baby!‘ bundle, one that’s sure to put a big silly grin on the face of its receiver. It’s got all the highlights and instantly cool aesthetic from our Capsule Collection 001: the matching PVC&C tote and brush clutch, diary, enamel mug, set of brushes, clear palette and paint rag. As an average statistic, everyone who owns this bundle has about five more friends. It screams cool, it screams chic, it screams artist, baby.

Finally, we’ve got the Painter’s Paradise bundle, with everything you’ll need to create your own masterpiece from home. It’s got all your studio BFF’s: a fresh 30 x 40cm canvas, clear palette, brushes, enamel mug, paint rag and rainbow set of paints! Brew a cuppa and settle in to your own painter’s paradise.


Painter's Paradise Bundle from Cork & Chroma - creative christmas blog post


Paint and Sip in a Box 

What’s that? Everything you love about paint and sip, in one nifty little box delivered straight to your door? We’d subscribe to that! This brand new offering ensures you’ve got everything you need for your own home-studio experience. Choose the painting that best tickles your fancy, pour a glass of your favourite bevy, set up your canvas and arty supplies (you’ll find them in the box!) and follow along to our step-by-step instructions to complete your own acrylic on canvas masterpiece. Once you’re done, you can hang your finished painting on the wall, or wrap it up for a Christmas gift! If you’ve got any leftover paint on your palette, use it to create some DIY wrapping paper or a handmade card. A gift of art, from the heart—what’s not to love?


Paint and Sip in a Box - Creative Christmas at Cork & Chroma


If that’s not enough icing on the gingerbread house, you can find a heap more creative gifting inspo in our gift shop. Go all out with a bundle, or pick a few little stocking fillers—it’s up to you! If you’re not sure on what to get, grab a gift voucher. This colourful creative slip can be used towards a painting session, or anything in our gift shop!

Happy shopping, friends, and Merry Christmas. We hope you enjoy these creative gift offerings as much as we do.

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