About Our Studio
Drink, listen to music, and dance (if you want to!) while creating your own work of art. We provide all painting supplies and artist instructions. At the end of class, you'll get to take home your own completed painting. No art experience is needed. Simply BYOB, snacks, and friends for a twisted good time!
Painting with a Twist is a unique date night, girls' night out idea, moms' night out, hen party, family day out, and a fun way to meet new people! Browse our painting options on the Calendar page.
Winner of several Acadiana awards:
Best Couples' Entertainment (2011–2013) (2014 - 2015) by "Locals Love Us"
Best Children & Family Fun (2013) by "Locals Love Us"
Best of Acadiana: Best Locally Owned Business in Acadiana (2012–2013) by "The Times of Acadiana"
We're also Acadiana's 1st paint and sip studio, twisting it up since 2009! A Louisiana based franchise.
Our BYOB classes are intended for adult painters, we suggest painters age 15 - 20 be accompanied by an adult. You must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol in the studio. Younger painters can participate in Kid’s Kamp or All Ages classes.
See class descriptions for details
Please bring your own ice
Wine chiller available
Cups are provided
July in review and upcoming events
August 14 2014
Congratulations go out to PWAT Artist, Brittney Pelloquin for placing 26th in the World Bodypainting Competition in Austria.
Our five year Anniversary Celebration took place on July 18th and we’d like to thank local artist, Candice Alexander for creating a commemorative painting for our sold out event. Door prizes were donated by Jolie’s Restaurant, Urbanos Taqueria, Walk-ons, Don’s Seafood, 7 Chics Boutique, Hotel Acadiana, Hampton Inn, UGO Spa, and LaFondas Restaurant.
Habitat for Humanity Lafayette presented keys to their newest home owner , Ms. Paige Broussard and as a partner to Habitat, we were happy to donate paintings and a gift certificate to Paige helping her decorate their new home. Students from the “Learn and Build Team” of Habitat for Humanity also attended a special Painting with a Twist class as a reward their hard work.
Painting with a Purpose benefitted the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research in July and donated over $500.00 including 50% of the revenues from the class in addition to raffle tickets that was sold giving away several Vera Bradley items including a bag graciously donated by Caroline and Company of Lafayette.
In September, watch for our Painting with a Purpose event benefiting Acadiana PRIDE. PWAT artist Brittney Pelloquin, will be creating a special iconic painting for this event.
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5 Year Anniversary Celebration!
July 1 2014
WOW! I can’t believe how fast time just flies by. July is very special to me because it was 5 years ago that I started this incredible journey with Painting with a Twist. I had no idea how much fun I would have while working. So, for my 5 year anniversary, I wanted to offer a unique “twist” to the night and teamed up with Candice Alexander to create a painting for the celebration. Many of you may know that Candice was voted SWLA’s Best Artist. In addition to creating over 300 Fleur de lis designs, she has been creating Louisiana inspired art over the last 12 years which is collected nationally and internationally. Join us to celebrate on July 18th – door prizes, gifts and much more for everyone. Seating is limited so register early. Can't make the event? Stop by for our Open House from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Wine provided by E's Kitchen and check out our STUDIO MAKEOVER. First 25 guests receive a limited edition commemorative gift.
Love Vera Bradley? The Painting with a Purpose event on July 20th is benefitting the Vera Bradley Foundation to raise funds for breast cancer research. The first 50 customers that register will receive a Vera Bradley Shopper Tote. Caroline and Company is offering a Vera Bradley basket that will be raffled off at the event.
On July 21st, you’re invited to paint, “Cajuns Baseball Fleur de Lis” created by PWAT’s Artist, Brittney Pelloquin. Celebrate the “Cajun Nation” and show your spirit and appreciation for the Ragin Cajuns and their great accomplishments. We are proud!
Want to tweak a painting? Our SOS class is free and it's scheduled for Sunday, July 27th. Please register so we know you're coming. Also, is there a painting that you've always wanted to do but it was never on the calendar? Now is your time to paint it at the Open Studio class on Sunday, June 22nd. Pick any 2 or 3 hour painting and we'll prepare the paint and canvas for you... Remember to like us on Facebook to receive important announcements, discounts and sign up for our newsletter.
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The Heat is On!
June 9 2014
Father's Day is June 15th so why not give him a gift that you created. We are offering different painting options; from the hunter to the fisherman. Your Dad will be so impressed with your creativity that it will bring tears to his eyes. The best part is that you can personalize the back of the canvas with your special message.
Blue Dog is back this month. Sign up and create your favorite Blue Dog painting. No experience necessary.
See why we were voted by "Locals Love Us" for Best Couples Entertainment - register for "Pure Paradise Set" or "Mr. and Ms. Carpe Diem".
Want to tweak a painting? Our SOS class is free and it's scheduled for Sunday, June 22nd. Please register so we know you're coming. Also, is there a painting that you've always wanted to do but it was never on the calendar? Now is your time to paint it at the Open Studio class on Sunday, June 22nd. Pick any 2 hour painting and we'll prepare the paint and canvas for you.
The Vera Bradley Foundation will benefit from the Painting with a Purpose in July. We'll have lots of door prizes and other surprises at this benefit. Remember to like us on Facebook to receive important announcements and sign up for our newsletter.
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Take a Break, Celebrate, Make a Date, It'll be Great!
May 3 2014
Thank you for voting us “Best Couples Entertainment” by Locals Love Us for the 3rd year. Experience our Date/BFF classes and see for yourself why we earned this fantastic award.
Mother’s Day is May 11th. Give her the gift of creativity! A Gift Certificate…..Our gift certificates give 3 times - a GIFT to open, a PARTY to go to, and a MASTERPIECE to enjoy!
School’s almost out and that means it’s time for Teacher’s to plan their end of the year parties. Call to schedule yours today. Nurses Week is this month too so let us plan your Appreciation party!
Painting with a Purpose will benefit the Wildcat Foundation for Dogs & Cats and commemorate
“Mickey’s Legacy” a Spay it Forward fund on Sunday, May 18th. Mickey Shunick was an avid animal lover and this is an opportunity to give back to the community and help animals in need. The featured painting is “A Stroll Thru NOLA” and we will be incorporating Mickey’s bike within the painting to commemorate her legacy.
Be sure to register your children for our upcoming Kid’s Kamp beginning May 27th and will continue throughout the summer. Mark your calendar for May 15th because that is when our June calendar is published.
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April Highlights and Events
March 26 2014
The April calendar is ready for your reservations!
For all the Dr. Who fans, we are featuring the "Tardis" painting. Last month this class sold out so be sure to sign up right. Lots of trivia and games to win prizes. Really a fun and entertaining class!
Painting with a Purpose will benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma - Woman of the Year - Sue Bourque. Come out and show your support not only for this incredible organization but also your favorite teams! The featured painting, Trifecta, represents the Saints, ULL and LSU! It's a win-win all around! Party is Sunday, April 6th from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
We have several Date Nights in the line up as well as All Ages classes on Saturdays.
Be sure to register your kiddies in the Kid's Kamps during the Easter holidays! Registration is filling up already!
Anything you'd like to see on the upcoming May calendar? Please share it with us!
Call us about our team building activities! Collaborate, interact, create and think outside the box in a relaxed and fun environment. Do something for your team out of the ordinary! They will thank you for it!
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March Highlights...Kid's Kamp,Couples, Blue Dog, PWAP and more
February 26 2014
Now is the time to start planning your painting party.....Bachelorette, Birthday, Teambuilding, Anniversary, Shower, Girls Night Out, Couples Date Nite....you name it, we have a painting to go with the event or we'll create one just for your party. Kid’s Kamp during the Mardi Gras holiday will be offered and check out all the All Ages and Couples classes. The March "Painting with a Purpose" will benefit the "Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana" on Sunday, March 23rd. The painting is gorgeous, "Crepe Myrtle Way." Peace, Love and Afros is back as well as new creations you won’t want to miss. If you are a Dr. Who fan then you won’t want to miss “Tardis” and for the Sherlock Holmes fan, we have “221-B” painting. Of course, we have an encore for the “Create your own Blue Dog” painting. Looking for the perfect gift for a Blue Dog collector? . Recently released, "The Pot and Palette Cookbook" will be for sale in our studio during the "Create Your Own Blue Dog" classes. The book was awarded the "Best Illustrative Cookbook in America" and the funds benefit The George Rodrigue Foundation. The George Rodrigue Foundation is a wonderful organization and one of our instructors, Cayla Zeek has benefited from it. Don't miss out on your favorite painting, browse the March online calendar now! HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!...
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February and March Events.....
February 17 2014
The March calender was published on the 15th so now is the time to start planning your painting party. Bachelorette, Birthday, Teambuilding, Anniversary, Shower, Girls Night Out, Couples Date Nite....you name it, we have a painting to go with the event or we'll create one just for your party.
The "Painting with a Purpose" will benefit the "American Cancer Society" on Sunday, February 23rd. The painting is "Fight Dat" and one can choose the ribbon color within the painting to symbolize a particular cancer to commemorate a family member or their own battle with cancer.
"Paint Your Pet" will be held on Sunday, February 23rd and is an all time favorite! Did you know that "Paint Your Pet" was created by the Lafayette sudio? Find out how it evolved! Send us a picture of your pet (it can be anything - turtles, snakes, horses, rabbit - we've seen it all) and we'll trace it out and the instructor will show you how to paint your masterpiece.
The George Rodrigue Foundation is a wonderful organization and one of our instructors, Cayla Zeek has benefited from it. Recently released, "The Pot and Palette Cookbook" will be for sale in our studio during the "Create Your Own Blue Dog" classes. The book was awarded the "Best Illustrative Cookbook in America" and the funds benefit The George Rodrigue Foundation.
Don't miss out on your favorite painting, browse the March online calendar now!
HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!...
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Valentines Day Celebration
February 7 2014
Valentine's Day is here! Want to impress? Do something fun and different this Valentines Day by creating a work of art together. The best part is that you'll each create a different painting that you will hang together to create one masterpiece. Early in the week register to create a SUPERSIZED Valentine's Day card by writing your special message on the back of the canvas. That's what I call a personal, customized and one-of-a-kind gift. You'll see! Oh, did you know that we were voted by Locals Love Us for "Best Couples Entertainment?" Reserve your seats before it's too late! Don't forget to bring your favorite bottle of wine, champagne or beverage. Can't make it on the 14th? No worries...there's another party on Saturday night....
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Bigger and Better
January 18 2014
We've made some new year changes in our studios. The renovation is complete and we can now hold up to 60 people in Studio B. No more waiting lists, no disappointments or being sold out for your favorite painting.
Join us at Cafe Bella (formerly Bella Figura) on Tuesday, Jan., 28th for our 1st painting pARTy at their new location. Happy Hour is 4 - 6 with $5 appetizers and cocktails. 6:00 p.m. the painting begins and enjoy the luxury of being served throughout the evening while you create your masterpiece. Registration is required since it is limited seating. Jaderbomb will be leading the class!!
February calendar is out and here are some of our highlights: "Paint your own Blue Dog" on February 1st, February 14th, Valentines painting - 1st 20 couples receive a special gift, Create your own Valentines Day gift and Card - All in One- on Feb. 11th and 13th, February 23rd, "Paint your Pet" class and our Painting with a Purpose benefits the American Cancer Society.
You're also invited to visit us at Girard Park for the 1st Camp Bow Wow 5K-9 run. That's right, grab your dog and run. There will be animal adoptions available and fun games for you and your furry pet. Stop by our booth and receive an extra punch on your frequent painter card.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
December 29 2013
2014 will be an exciting New Year for you and us at Painting with a Twist. Our franchise locations have increased to more than 100 studios since the beginning just four short years ago. Our selection of copyright paintings has grown in that same period of time from 300 to over 3,000. We are very proud of being a Louisiana based corporation, following our heritage and culture with the teachings of the artistry created in Acadiana and giving back to our local community. Unfortunately we lost one of our greatest local artist recently, George Rodrigue. Painting with a Twist is very honored to have his permission and the privilege of teaching our customers how to create their very own Blue Dog. In his memory, we will be holding a "Paint Your Own Blue Dog" class on Friday, January 24, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. We will donate $10 on behalf of each person attending this class to the George Rodrigue Foundation. Our goal is to make sure that each customer has an experience of Fun Art and that you take home a painting that you would be proud of while having a great time creating it with friends and family. Remember our motto, "A little paint, a little wine and a whole lot of fun". See you soon....
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