Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone in or out of Australia regardless of whether you are in quarantine or not can purchase any of the art supply products listed on our website, including all Quarantine & Paint Kits.

Only customers who are in mandatory Adelaide Hotel Quarantine at the time of delivery are eligible for free delivery of all art supplies. This is because Paint Sip Stream is located in Adelaide and is able to provide free local delivery to Adelaide Hotels where customers are unable to leave.

Customers who are in mandatory Adelaide Hotel Quarantine AND customers who are in mandatory hotel quarantine in other Australian states and territories ARE eligible for a free ticket to a Paint Sip Stream virtual painting workshop with the purchase of a Quarantine & Paint Kit.

If you fulfil the criteria of being eligible for a free Paint Sip Stream virtual painting workshop with your purchase, the number of free tickets will reflect the number of people that the kit you purchase is intended for.

Kit Name Number of Included Tickets
Quarantine & Paint For One 1
Quarantine & Paint For One XL 1
Quarantine & Paint For Two 2

If you are located in Adelaide (but not currently in Adelaide Hotel Quarantine) and you purchase any products from our website, you can select the option for local pickup or delivery in checkout. Local delivery within a limited metropolitan Adelaide area is a flat rate of $15. Local pickup from Adelaide is free, and we will do our best to be flexible with scheduling a time of pickup that suits you.

We understand that if you are travelling you may already own an easel at home, or be heading to a destination where taking even a compact easel may be cumbersome. Because of this we offer an Easel Buyback Program for all customers based in mandatory Adelaide Hotel Quarantine.

The program is simple – we guarantee that as long as the easel you purchased is in serviceable condition (a bit of paint on it is fine), we will buy the easel back from you at your purchase price minus $5. This $5 accounts for the rental time and wear and tear of the easel.

To arrange for the buyback:

  • Keep the easel, bag and box in good condition during your stay.
  • When you first decide that you would like to use the Easel Buyback Program, let us know at mailto:hello@artnikkiw.com. This will allow us to plan around stock quantities and to plan ahead for a date to collect the easel.
  • Once you have finished using the easel, advise us so that we can arrange pickup of the easel.
  • You will be refunded the aforementioned value from your original order, with the credit being applied directly back to your original payment method.
  • Please note that a condition of this program is that we must receive the easel and assess it is in serviceable condition prior to providing any refund
  • If you have any questions about this process of course don’t hesitate to contact us prior to any purchases

Each virtual workshop runs for between 2-3 hours. You will receive your Zoom workshop link by email prior to the start of the workshop so that you can join and be ready for the start time. At the beginning of the workshop Nikki will check on the various experience levels in the group, and explain some basic housekeeping around the session.

Over the course of the next 2-3 hours you will be led through step by step in creating your very own artwork. Paint Sip Stream’s high quality cameras and other helpful streaming technology will give you the best experience in learning to paint.

Watch the video below to see a recent Paint Sip Stream event in time-lapse!

The only other items you will need are:

  • A water container
  • A rag, tea towel or paper towel
  • A workspace – any table or desk should do
  • You can use household items like books to prop up your canvas when painting. Otherwise you can paint with it flat on a table
Kit Name Enough Canvases for... Enough Paint for...
Quarantine & Paint For One 2 Paintings 3+ Paintings
Quarantine & Paint For One XL 3 Paintings 4+ Paintings
Quarantine & Paint For Two 2 Paintings 2+ Paintings

We also sell Acrylic Canvas Paper Pads, which contain 10 x A4 size sheets for you to paint on.

Benefits compared to stretched canvases:

  • Smaller in size and so far cheaper to ship
  • Cheaper price
  • More affordable than stretched canvases The benefits of using paper instead of
Disadvantages compared to stretched canvases:
  • Will not last as long as stretched canvas without special care
  • Many people prefer the aesthetic of stretched canvases over paper
  • Doesn't hold as much paint or water as a stretched canvas and may wrinkle/tear with multi-layered or particularly wet/heavy artworks

Yes you do! So many people have come into sessions saying those exact words, and shocked themselves with what they can produce. Nikki will lead you through step by step with clear instructions and will regularly check in to see if anything needs clarifying. Each session is designed in a way that anyone who can follow instructions can complete the painting, regardless of experience level.

Don't be surprised if for the first couple of hours you still don't really connect with your painting, it will hit a point and you will start to see it for the finished artwork it is going to become!

We can tailor a package to your group size and needs, including supplying all art supplies to participants anywhere in Australia if needed. Just fill out the form at our Private Event page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Paint Sip Stream standard virtual workshops are currently 18+. By January 2021 we plan to also run workshops both virtual and in person for children.

If you are located in Adelaide (but not currently in Adelaide Hotel Quarantine) and you purchase any products from our website, you can select the option for local pickup or delivery in checkout. Local delivery within a limited metropolitan Adelaide area is a flat rate of $15. Local pickup from Adelaide is free, and we will do our best to be flexible with scheduling a time of pickup that suits you.