If your creative juices are fuelled by hitting the juice, then you've probably taken a class at Brisbane's BYO art studio, Cork & Chroma. You bring the plonk, it'll provide the painting supplies — and give you a theme, as well as some expert instruction.
Now, the creative venture will do just that at a second location, just a stone's throw away from its original South Brisbane digs. Making Little Stanley Street its new home away from home, Cork & Chroma has set up a pop-up shop in South Bank, hosting not only its regular classes, but new Drinky Drawy meet-ups, too.
Yes, the new addition involves drinking and drawing — wielding a pencil rather than a paintbrush — but the underlying principle remains the same. Both the new sessions and the new semi-permanent spot mark the latest expansion for the business, which was started by Hillary and BJ Wall in 2013, and now includes sites in both Sydney and Melbourne
After being asked by the South Bank Corporation to step into the Little Stanley Street location, Hillary said Cork & Chroma was excited to "have the opportunity to transform such a fantastic space offering the people of Brisbane more sessions to paint, sip and enjoy a creative experience".
Bookings are currently open for events running until late October — including sessions where families can paint monsters, penguins and robots together, or parents can hit the easel with their teens. Obviously, anyone under 18 won't be partaking in alcoholic beverages.
Find Cork & Chroma at 15A Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane — or in its regular permanent digs at 44 Montague Road, South Brisbane.