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 8+ book together at any of our studios. 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 afternoon sessions with an accompanying painting adult, no exception.  Children aged 9+ are welcome to paint during our occasional Sunday 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 or reschedule my booking?

You can cancel or reschedule your booking at any time by submitting a Request to Cancel or Reschedule your Booking. Click onto the button at the bottom of our website to submit your request. If you submit your request more than 72-hours of your session start time, you will receive a full refund. If you submit your request  within 2 to 72-hours of your session start time, a cancellation / rebooking fee applies and a credit voucher will be issued to you for the difference.  A $25 rebooking fee per seat applies for 3-hr sessions and a $20 rebooking fee per seat applies for 2-hr sessions. You can use your credit voucher to book into any upcoming session within the next 6 months from the date received. Due to limited seating, if you submit your request within 2-hours of your session start time or you are a ‘No Show’, you will not be rescheduled and no refund given.

Please note that Specialty Events, such as Paint Your Pet, may have other cancellation / rescheduling terms and conditions which apply.

Also note, 7-day notice is required for group bookings of 6+ people.

You may also submit your request to cancel or reschedule your booking by clicking here.

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.