Cork and Canvas offers free online art classes for frontline workers

Thursday, 20 August, 2020

Cork and Canvas offers free online art classes for frontline workers

Cork and Canvas is offering free online paint and sip sessions to Australia’s dedicated frontline workers, to convey gratitude and help relieve stress during the COVID-19 crisis.

With no certainty as to how long this pandemic will last, anxiety levels for many are at an all-time high, particularly in Victoria and New South Wales. Research demonstrates that 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body, something our frontline heroes need more than ever.

Participants will gain access to a complimentary step-by-step video tutorial from Cork and Canvas’ senior lead artists, with the option to take part in an on-demand session that can be completed at the artist’s pace or a live class via Zoom, allowing virtual engagement with other art lovers in the class.

Founder of Cork and Canvas Melinda Janiszewski commented, “There’s no doubt working on the frontline of a pandemic has been trying for thousands of our hard-working doctors, nurses, hospital staff, paramedics and police officers. This is our way of saying thank you and keep your head up! We hope these classes bring some much needed downtime and relaxation to essential workers during a very stressful time.”

Melinda feels strongly about supporting this cause after completing a degree in Cardiac Ultrasound, Nutrition and two years of nursing school.

Cork and Canvas online classes are available for all other Australians looking for something relaxing at home, for $30 per class. For those that don’t have art supplies at home, a creativity kit can be purchased and delivered to your door. This includes access to an art class (either on demand or live via Zoom), paint brushes, paints and canvases.

Frontline workers looking to redeem this offer should complete this form to receive a code to use at checkout.

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