Cork and Canvas online painting class

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Time Out says

Explore themes of desire as you recreate a classic nude painting

Art and sexuality have always been closely linked. In our isolated times, getting your hands busy with an art project has been a popular pursuit as people seek to pass the time with mindful activities to channel some creativity into. Plus, a reported surge in orders for sex toys would suggest that, ahem, people gave been keeping their hands busy in other ways. 

If you’ve been after an activity to get your creative juices flowing, Cork and Canvas and sexual wellness company Lovehoney have partnered up for a special sexy sip and paint class, which you can enjoy partnered or solo. Self-love is a big influence on this class collab, which just so happens to fall during ‘Masturbation May’.

This step-by-step class will guide you through creating your own interpretation of Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece ‘Blue Nude’. If a work centred on the male gaze doesn’t sound too self-empowering to you, maybe this is your chance to reclaim that gaze and birth your own venus a lá Sandro Botticelli’s ode to self-love, ‘Birth of Venus’.

The class goes down on Friday, May 29 at 7pm via Zoom with Cork and Canvas’ senior lead artists. You can purchase a ‘Lovehoney creative session kit’ for $85 with everything you need to create your artistic masterpiece, including two canvases, in case you have company. To guarantee delivery in time, you’ll need to get your order in by May 21. The package also includes a 15 per cent discount for Lovehoney, so you can roll on with those self-care vibes. If you already have all the tools you need handy, you can purchase just the Zoom link ($20).

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