Nov 04, 2022
It’s nearly that time of year again. Something’s in the air, and it’s not just ‘Jingle Bells’… the silly season is upon us! ‘Tis the season for festivity, and getting together with your loved ones to celebrate the year that was. Whether you’re hosting a work Christmas party, getting the family or a group of friends together, or gifting a loved one with a creative experience, you’ve come to the right place! At Cork & Chroma we love celebrating the big and small moments, but mostly we just love celebrating with you and the special people in your life.
Our paint and sip sessions cater to all kinds of gatherings and celebrations. We offer public sessions, where you can join the paint and sip party with other guests, and private events, where you book the whole studio for yourself. If you aren’t able to make a session in our Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne studios, why not try our Paint and Sip in a Box offering, where we bring the paint party to you? No matter the occasion, you can be sure that you’re going to have a great time painting, sipping, and learning the basics of painting with acrylics on canvas. Groove along to our famous Cork & Chroma playlist as you catch up and get creative with your fellow artists. At the end, you’ll have a finished masterpiece to hang up on your wall as a happy memento.
We run public sessions in our Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne studios throughout silly season, where you can paint all of our Cork & Chroma classics as well as a sprinkling of Christmas-inspired specials. In these sessions you share the studio with other painters. The vibes are high, and our guests often leave the session having made some new friends. Come on your own or bring your pals, and let us know in the booking notes who you’re meeting and we’ll make sure you’re seated together! If you’ve never painted before and this feels a little new for you, please be reassured that everyone is in the same boat. We pride ourselves on creating a friendly, inclusive and judgement-free environment, where you can set your creativity soaring on the canvas.
If you’re looking to host a larger scale event such as a work Christmas party, we recommend booking a private event where you will have the whole studio space to yourself. One of our experienced Cork & Chroma artists will guide your group through your chosen painting step by step, and you’ll have plenty of time to catch up on life in between! Our sessions are curated so you can enjoy a balance of all the things that make for a great group celebration: a shared creative activity to bring everyone together, time to socialise and catch up, and a killer playlist to keep the vibes high! Just like our public painting sessions, our private events are BYO drinks. Hosting a private event has plenty of perks: you can decorate the space, cater however you please, and choose your favourite painting from our painting options list. Our dream team will work with you to ensure your special event goes off without a hitch.
Paint and Sip in a Box
With our Paint and Sip in a Box offering, we bring the paint party to your doorstep in a beautifully-wrapped bundle. In this box you’ll find everything you’ll need to create your own paint and sip party in the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is choose your favourite painting from our options, pour a glass of your favourite beverage, and follow along to the step-by-step instructions provided to create your own acrylic painting on canvas. When you’re finished, voila! All you need to do is find the nearest blank bit of wall and hang up your masterpiece.
If you’re having friends or family over to paint along with you, you can simply add on more supplies to your order to suit the number of painters in your party. Take it from us, when painting and sipping with others, while you may all follow the same instructions, everyone’s artwork will be perfectly unique! The experience of connecting creatively with loved ones makes for a memorable night in, and everyone gets a special memento to take home. Whether you’re throwing a work Christmas party from the office, mixing up date night, or enjoying a solo night in, you can be sure it will make for a wonderful creative experience.
It’s always a good idea to celebrate, and silly season’s as good a time as any. At the start of our painting sessions we like to ask our guests if they’re celebrating anything in particular, and we get all kinds of answers: sometimes it’s a work Christmas party, sometimes it’s a birthday or anniversary, and sometimes it’s just celebrating ‘life’ in general. No matter the occasion, we’d love to raise our glass—and paintbrush—with you, and say ‘Cheers’ to creativity and connecting with your favourite people.