Frequently Asked Questions

1. What’s it like at Cork and Canvas?

It’s a fun, creative and unique night out!  Simply bring your favourite bottle of wine or other beverage (excluding Pop-up Sessions) and enjoy our relaxed and fun environment where our talented artists guide you step-by-step how to paint the session’s featured artwork.  Come alone, come with a date, come with friends!  Using acrylic paint on a canvas, you’ll be surprised at the masterpiece you create!  As we say, Walk in a Skeptic, Leave with a Masterpiece!

2. How much does a public paint session cost?

Sessions held at our Melbourne and Sydney locations cost between $45pp to $60pp depending on the session. Automated reduced pricing applies when 6+ people book together in Melbourne and 8+ book together in Sydney. Prices differ for specialty events, such as Paint Your Pet.

3. Should I book my seat in advance?

Yes, you must book in advance.  Check out our Melbourne Calendar and Sydney Calendar, pick your painting and book online.

4. How long are the sessions?

Friday and Saturday night sessions and Sunday afternoon sessions run for about 3 hours while our  Sunday evening to Thursday evening sessions run for about 2 hours.

5. What time should I arrive?

Our evening sessions start at 7pm and our Sunday afternoon sessions start at 2pm. Our doors open 20 minutes before each session. We ask that you arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to your session’s start time so you can check-in with our artists, grab your apron and paints, pour your glass of liquid creativity and settle into your paint station.

6. What should I wear to a session?

Wear whatever is comfortable for you.  We provide aprons to protect your clothes although we recommend that you wear something that you won’t mind if a little paint splashes on – accidents do happen.

7. How old do I need to be to attend a session?

You must be 18+ to attend a night session.  Children aged 12+ are welcome to paint during Sunday day afternoon sessions with an accompanying painting adult, no exception.  Children aged 9+ are welcome to paint during Sunday day morning sessions with an accompanying painting adult, no exception.  As our sessions are intended to be relaxing for all our patrons, due to the duration of our sessions, children under the age of 12 or 9, respectively, are not permitted to attend.

8. Am I allowed to eat while I paint?

Yes! Bring along your snacks and nibbles to enjoy while you paint.

9. Do I have to paint exactly the same thing as the art instructor?

No way!  We encourage you to unleash your inner artist and put your own creativity into your artwork.

10. Can I take my painting home with me?

Yes!  By the end of the session, your masterpiece will be dry for you to take home.

11. Can I bring along someone who won't be painting?

Unfortunately no. Seats are reserved for painting customers only.

12. Are your studios wheelchair accessible?

All our studios are wheelchair accessible. But please note that the bathroom for our Crows Nest studio is not.

13. What if I need to cancel my booking?

You can cancel your booking at any time up to 72-hours prior to your session to receive a full refund in here same manner as you made your booking. If something comes up within 72-hours of your session and you need to cancel or reschedule, we’ll issue you a credit voucher less a $25 rebooking fee per seat for 3-hr sessions or a $20 rebooking fee per seat for 2-hr sessions. You can use this credit voucher to book within the next 6 months of the date received.  Due to limited seating, a ’No call, No Show’ will not be rescheduled and no refund given.

For group bookings of 6+ people (Melbourne) and 8+ people (Sydney), 7 days notice is required.

14. Can I book a private paint and sip party?

Yes!  We cater for Team Building Events, Hen Parties, Birthday Parties and other social parties, as well as Christmas Parties. What are you interested in?

15. Can I purchase a Gift Voucher?

Yes!  Check out our eGift Voucher page for more information.

If we didn’t answer your questions, please email or call us.