Cork and Canvas will reopen their Sydney studios from 5 June. Get your BYO wine and Monet skills ready, as the studio will reopen for limited spots until all COVID-19 restrictions are fully lifted.
For the first class back, Cork and Canvas Darlinghurst will be kicking off Pride Month with a special pride-themed painting featuring a lion with a rainbow mane. Those on the north side can try their hand at Monet’s Water Lilies for their first session back at Cork and Canvas Crows Nest. Cork and Canvas has been hard at work during the lockdown coming up with new, fun, creative paintings and ideas to offer in their studios. Among their new paintings are the ‘Midnight Wave’, ‘Bay of Light’ and ‘Stargazing’ (which features the brand new round canvases).
Upon reopening their Sydney studios, guests will be seated in accordance to 1.5m social distancing while you get your paint on. Small groups and couples will be able to sit next to each other on the same table. The paint and sip studio will offer workshops for public sessions as well as private parties for you and your mates. These will offer a great team-building experience for those getting back to the office and keen to catch up in person with their colleagues – say farewell to Friday Zoom drinks at last!
Cork and Canvas will be implementing a number of measures to ensure the safety of all guests so here’s the lowdown: the studio will be professionally cleaned prior to each session, all guests will be greeted at the door with hand sanitiser, and glassware will be cleaned using an industrial glasswasher on the highest setting. and all wooden cheese boards will be removed.
During each session, the artists will be wiping down frequently touched areas with antibacterial cleaners. Guests will no longer be allowed to pump their own paint to avoid multiple-guest touching the paint pumps. Rather, guests may request additional paint from the artists who will then pump the paint for them.
For anyone who doesn’t feel well on the day of their session, Cork and Canvas are happy to reschedule your booking to ensure the health and safety of everyone attending. The team asks that if you feel unwell, to let them know as soon as possible so they can reschedule your session and avoid unnecessary last minute cancellation fees. For the safety of guests and artists, Cork and Canvas’ lead artist will reserve the right to turn away anyone that appears unwell.
For those still keen to stay home, on-demand sessions will continue. From $80, art lovers gain access to a step-by-step video tutorial from Cork and Canvas’ senior lead artists, as well as a creativity kit which can be mailed nationally, allowing Cork and Canvas fans in other states and regional areas to still enjoy the sessions post COVID. Within these kits, each person has enough creative supplies for their masterpiece. This on-demand service allows you to stop and start the tutorial and take the session at your own pace. Upon purchasing your ‘ticket’ to the virtual the session, you will have access to the video for a limited time. It’s worth noting, this will be the last week that live Zoom sessions are available, with the offer ending on 31 May as the studio gears up to reopen.
Founder of Cork and Canvas Melinda Janiszewski commented: “Like many businesses, the last few months have been challenging for us. But I’m so proud that we’ve been able to adapt and pivot our offering to keep our customers entertained in isolation. We’re ecstatic to be reopening our studios again and will be doing so with very stringent hygiene standards.”