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Our story

Emily set up Cork and Canvas with the aim of creating a unique event that allowed people of all abilities to express themselves through acrylic painting. With just 400 pounds she quit her job as a teacher, got her phone on self-timer, and shot the first promotional photograph.

Fun Fact

Emily met Beth whilst doing their Art and Design Post Graduate Certificate in Education!

The begining

The first event was planned for a Northern Quarter bar but they pulled out due to covid the day before. After a few stressed tears Emily put on her big girl boots and began to ring everyone she knew. NAM kindly agreed to hold Cork and Canvas at their venue on the cutting room square and the rest is history!

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