Tinker is an art school run by full time career artists. We offer quality, professional and fun workshops for adults & kids. We are a locally operated small business also known as an artist-run studio.
No unfortunately, all ticket sales are done through our website and we encourage you to book before heading to the studio in case that session is sold out.
We sure do! Tinker has been offering paint & sip, create & sip, booze & brush, drink & draw whatever you call it events in Toowoomba since 2018. All classes are BYO we provide cups (if you are wanting an official wine glass you will need to bring one along, simply because we have had many knock over while we are getting into some of the more intensive art styles.)
Classes start from $30 a lesson and go upwards from there. It all depends on if you are booking term, kids, adults, mediums etc. Our classes include ALL materials costs and since we use the best quality artist grade stuff you know you are getting a bargain.
No, but we do offer complientary tea & coffee for patrons during workshops. Additonal drinks & snacks are welcome to all classes. If you would like to order a grazing box we recommend Platter of Fact.
Yes we travel, depending on the distance and interest. Tinker is a traditional artist run studio founded in Toowoomba. We are not a franchise and so we do have some limitations on where and how we can deliver, but this also gives us greater flexiblity to be flexible. As always ask first there is usually something we can work out.
As we have two studio's in Toowoomba, Tinker South 8 Dexter Street and Tinker City 76 Russell Street, and host regular popup events we urge that you read for your booking listing carefully before attending your class. The address and correct studio is listed throughout our booking listing. We do not offer refunds for people who show up to the wrong studio or arrive late because of this.
If you have booked into one of our 5 years and above classes and the kids are happy to stay then yes you can. Simply sign them and and collect them promptly at the end of class.
Unfortunately no, as you were holding the space of another student we are unable to refund you or give you a complimentary new seat in another session.
We tailor our classes to different ages, interests and abilities. If you would like to book from our adult's list for a children's party you will need to pay at the rate advertise due to materials and length of the workshop being the same.
In times like these being flexible is essential. We have a few options including, rescheduling, coupon credit and in certain situations full refunds. Unfortunately we are not about to grant 100% refunds 100% of the time but full coupon credit with no expirey date is always offered.
Challenges are good, we don't want everything to be easy at all times. The first thing is you will definitely have a good time and you get to hang out with others who will also love hanging out with you. Secondly art is hard more often than not. The way that Tinker teaches encourages you to switch into your creative mind. They are not the copy me style of class but instead a choose your own adventure were we step out lots of different possibilities (where possible - obviously things like textiles has to follow a pattern some times). But don't worry we don't leave you on your loansome, our artists have the skills to help you through it. Each class is tailored to the room and our artists can help you on an individual level.
I have this idea and I am not sure if you do it or not? Don't assume ANYTHING we are super flexible the best thing you can do is simply ask. Email us at email@example.com to get the conversation started. If we can't do it we more than likely know someone who can.
The classes we run are theme or project based. We provide the activity and the materials for each session.