COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our lifestyles – we’re staying in (and we implore you to, as well). Life has changed. Drastically. While it’s not permanent, it’s a big shift, and we’re all feeling it. While you’re doing the right thing (spatial and social distancing + self-isolating), we’re updating you with what you need to know about all the things you love. How you can still eat, drink, consume, watch and buy the things that bring you joy. How you can continue to support Australian businesses, artists, creators, makers and more. How you can stay amused, active, educated and entertained at home. How we can all stay connected to the things that make us us.
Following the temporary closure of venues and events spaces due to COVID-19, Cork and Canvas is now launching on-demand online paint and sip sessions to keep Aussies in isolation entertained and relaxed. The move to online workshops will allow Cork and Canvas to offer their incredible classes to people around Australia and beyond!
The ultimate way to unwind while bunkered down at home is to create a masterpiece right from your couch with Cork and Canvas’ brand new online workshops. Science says that painting and creating art helps significantly reduce stress, even if you’re no Van Gogh. With so much uncertainty around just how long this pandemic will last, anxiety levels for many are at an all-time high. Research has shown that 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body. Now imagine how chilled you’ll be after a full 2-hour workshop with Cork & Canvas’ artists guiding you right from the comfort of your own home.
For $25 art lovers gain access to a step-by-step video tutorial from Cork and Canvas’ senior lead artists. This on-demand service allows you to stop and start the tutorial and take the class at your own pace. Upon purchasing your ‘ticket’ to the virtual class, you will have access to the video for a limited time. Over the Easter long weekend, families can get creative with the special Easter workshop for kids, offering a kids friendly Easter Bunny painting class.
Creative kits featuring paint brushes, paints and canvases can be purchased in single pack ($65), double ($120) and family sizes ($230). Within these kits, each person has enough creative supplies for two masterpieces. In collaboration with Wine Delivery service Different Drop, Cork and Canvas are offering creative kits with not only paints, brushes and a canvas, but also a $20 voucher for your wine order over $100 on Different Drop. Creativity Kits can be delivered nationally.
Founder of Cork and Canvas Melinda Janiszewski commented: “We are always looking for new innovative ways to offer paint and sip experiences in and outside of our studios. COVID-19 has no doubt challenged us to come up with something new and creative in the form of our online workshops. We hope these classes bring Australia and the world some much needed downtime and relaxation during a very stressful time.”
Thank you to Onya Magazine for this awesome write-up!