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12.04.18

2 Fantastic ways to Give the Gift of Fun this Holiday Season

Holiday Gift Cards from Painting with a Twist

When the holiday comes around, picking out a gift for the workplace or family gift exchange can be a little challenging. You want to get something thoughtful and creative, but something that will also be appreciated and remembered. A unique gift idea is a  Painting with a Twist gift card. It’s the easiest way to give the gift of fun for that special friend, family member, or coworker.

Gift cards can be purchased in any amount over $5.00 so it can fit any gift exchange budget.  This is a gift that allows someone to have an amazing, fun experience at the painting party and also take home their own painting that will become a lasting memory.

Throw your own Holiday Paint Party

Why not throw a holiday-themed paint party? Painting with a Twist offers private paint parties for large groups (please note, each studio location has its own requirements for minimum group sizes).  

With a private paint party, you can select a piece from our entire catalog of paintings.  We take care of all the paint, brushes, canvases and teacher. All you need to do is invite your guests and encourage them to bring their favorite beverage and perhaps something to nibble on!

Paint parties are a festive way to celebrate the season. You can also plan a paint party to celebrate any type of occasion or just to get your group together.  

A private painting party is a really fun and exciting way to bond in a large group atmosphere. If you are considering throwing your own paint party, you should talk to one of our studios!  They can answer any questions you may have and help you get started.

11.06.18

Celebrate the Season with Holiday Art

It’s November and the holidays are approaching quickly. We have a large catalog of holiday art to choose from that will provide a unique personal touch to your yuletide decor or create the ideal gift for a friend, family member or special someone.

Holiday Painting Party Canvases

Come to celebrate the holiday season and create something special and fun with one of our artists at a Painting with a Twist studio in your community! Have a great time with your friends and family while you paint a holiday-inspired creation you can take home with you.  We provide all the paint and materials, just bring yourself, your favorite beverage, and perhaps a simple snack to nibble on between brush strokes.

Create your own Holiday Art!

Sign up for a holiday paint party today!How to throw a holiday paint party

Paint Parties are perfect for:

  1. A Girls Night Out
  2. Date Night
  3. Bachelorette Parties
  4. Family Classes
  5. Children’s Classes
  6. Team Building

Paint, Sip and be Merry!

If you want a unique way to celebrate the holiday season, book a paint party today!

Ready for an amazingly festive good time? Get started on our Holiday Paint Party page.

paint and sip party at painting with a twist

10.04.18

Autumn Pumpkin Art with a Twist!

Fall is an amazing time of year and nothing is more iconic to fall than the pumpkin! The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word, “pepon”, meaning “large melon” but the pumpkin itself is believed to have originated in North America thousands of years ago.Pumpkin Art Classes

 

While a huge food staple, pumpkins also became an element of décor with the introduction of the Jack-o-Lantern. Based on an Irish myth about Stingy Jack and the Devil, Irish immigrants opted to use pumpkins in the place of turnips to represent Jack’s most famous lantern.

Autumn Pumpkin Art

Beyond the Jack-o-Lantern, the pumpkin has become a core design element around the house to usher in the autumn season. At Painting with a Twist, we honor the tradition with a variety of pumpkin art projects!

Fall Sparkle Wall Decor

We are offering many types of pumpkin art classes. Whether paintings on canvas or wooden cutout door hangers, we have something to add spice to your fall decor!

Pumpkin Wall Hanging

Don’t stop at canvas and door hangers…

Only during the month of October, you can paint pumpkins! Choose from six different styles.  Our artists will guide you through the process so you will have a unique pumpkin to take home with you!

Find a studio where you can celebrate pumpkin season.

9.20.18

Celebrate Fall with a Painting Party!

Who doesn’t love fall? We all look forward to a new season that brings sweater weather, changing leaves and everything pumpkin spice.

Painting with a Twist wants to help you find the perfect way to celebrate this cozy time of year with your friends and family.

Paint Together This Fall

Enjoy some time together at a painting class while laughing and having fun. For friends or families, painting is a great bonding activity.

Here are some suggestions on how you can to celebrate the new season with your favorite people.

Grab your friends, enjoy your favorite beverage and each other’s company while you paint the colors of the season. Not only will you have fun but you will walk away with some great art to add fall flair to your décor and the best part is you painted it yourself.

Breast Cancer Fundraising with a paint party

Gather the whole gang together and have fun at a family painting class. Our family classes are designed for all ages and skill levels. Painting is a great way to spend quality time together as you create memories to last a lifetime.

Paint and Sip Event

Breast Cancer Fundraising with a Twist

During Breast Cancer Awareness month, join us for special Painting with a Purpose events, at select studios, benefitting the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. We’re painting with a purpose — to benefit a cause that affects many. Help change lives and sign up today.

Vera Bradley Foundation - Group Photo

We provide you with everything you need. Relax with your favorite beverage, a canvas, and paintbrush as you enjoy time with friends and Family. Find a studio where you can have fun this fall.

9.07.18

Colorful Cocktails: Game Day Sangria!

 

Colorful Cocktails: Game Day Sangria
Colorful Cocktails: Game Day Sangria

If you’re in the mood for something new and exciting to get you in gear for tailgating- look no further. Inspired by the idea of hydrating, nourishing and amping yourself up for game day, this fruity sangria will transport you to a place between summer and fall where weekends are filled with promise and FOOTBALL!  Make everyone happy and whip up a batch of this creamsicle inspired Sangria- with a sweet and tangy fusion of summer and fall fruits. It’s perfect to satiate any palate with a refreshing zing!  Game Day Sangria isn’t just for afternoons before the big game, it’s DELICIOUS enough to make in a Painting with a Twist studio for a Friday night class! There’s no better way to celebrate a girl’s night out than a paintbrush in one hand and a Game Day Sangria in the other.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle White Wine (choose your favorite!)
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 2 Oranges
  • 1 Punnet Strawberries
  • 2 Pears
  • Crushed Ice

Directions

  • Fill pitcher with crushed ice.
  • Add wine, vodka, and juice. Stir.
  • Slice oranges and pears into quarters.
  • Slice strawberries into halves.
  • Add fruit into pitcher mixture.
  • Serve in wine glasses, making sure to scoop fruit out into each cup!
8.09.18

What to expect at a Paint Your Pet Class

Feeling like you are entering your blue period? Or maybe pop art is more your taste? Painting with a Twist doesn’t just DO a Paint Your Pet class… we do Paint Your Pet classes with style.

Painting with a Twist offers, “Paint your Pet” classes in a variety of styles including Pop Art, Monochromatic, and Rainbow. Available canvas sizes are 16″ x 20″ or 12″ x 12″. If you are looking for a particular color scheme to match your décor, we’ve got you covered!  You can pick the colors you would like to incorporate into your painting.

How our Paint Your Pet classes work.

  1. Visit your local studio’s website and pick your class.
  2. Email a picture of your favorite furry (or feathery) friend to the studio.
  3. Paint, Sip, and have a great time!

Whether you go solo or with friends, you will have a great time. You will also walk away with a really cool painting of your beloved pet that you can hang on your wall.

Do you have a friend who just loves their pet? This is a fantastic gift idea! Paint their pet for them, and you’ll give them something personal that they are sure to love.

For more details and classes near you, visit our Paint your Pet Page.

paint your pet class

paint your doggie

paint your cat classes

7.11.18

Summer Painting Party!

Summertime is one of the most highly anticipated seasons of the year. From going to the pool or beach to spending time with friends, there are so many things that we look forward to doing when school is out and the days are long. Painting with a Twist wants to help you find the perfect way to spend time with your friends and family this summer.

So join us, relax, laugh and have something to show for it at the end of your painting class!

Summer Painting Party

Summer Bonding Time at a Paint Party

Summer bonding time

Technology is fantastic, and most of us couldn’t go a day without our phone or device.

Put down the phone and go to a painting class to spend time together laughing and having fun. For friends, couples or families, painting is a great bonding activity.

Here are some suggestions on how you can to celebrate summer with your favorite people.

  • Need a night out? Plan a Girls Night. Whether a group of teachers celebrating the end of the school year and the beginning of summer or gal pals looking for a fun night out, a painting class has it all. Enjoy a favorite beverage and each other’s company while you paint something to decorate the classroom for the next school year or something to hang in your home this summer.
  • Date night is a great way to do something different with your significant other or someone new. It will give you a chance to see a different side of the person while showing something a bit different about yourself. Better than dinner and a movie, because at the end of the night you will have gotten a chance to really interact and have something to take home to remember the evening.

It’s About the Time, Not the Art

Sip and paint

We provide you with everything you need. Unwind with your favorite beverage, a canvas, and paintbrush as you enjoy time with friends. Find a studio where you can let go and paint your summer fun.

 

6.22.18

Summer Kids Camp and Classes: Little Artists, Big Imaginations.

Painting with a Twist studios* nationwide offer an outstanding and innovative way for parents to get their day back with our Summer Kids Camps and Kids Classes! Kids camps and kids classes are an invigorating option to get kids out of the house and interested in something beyond computers and video games. They can explore their wild side with creative guidance and enjoy painting in a fun studio atmosphere – all while meeting new friends!

Keep them busy and keep them INSPIRED!

Hanging their painting up at home will also help boost your child’s confidence! The look of pride and satisfaction on their face after each class is absolutely priceless. Creativity opens up their perspective to future possibilities and keeps their minds active during the summer months. Give them the tools for success by enrolling them in Kids Camp or Kids Classes today!

Happiness abounds at Painting with a Twist Kids Camp!
Happiness abounds at Painting with a Twist Kids Camp!

It’s About the Time, Not the Art!

We provide them with everything they need to have the best time possible: Dancing, snacks, friends, playtime, art, and more!

Find a Kids Camp near you by clicking here!

Painting with a Twist Kids Camp and Kids Classes
Painting with a Twist Kids Camp and Kids Classes
Making New Friends at Painting with a Twist Kids Camp!
Making New Friends at Painting with a Twist Kids Camp!

*Available at participating studios

6.04.18

To Paint for Dad or to paint with Dad? That Is the Question.

Let’s be honest.  Dads get a little less attention on their special day than mothers (rightfully so).  Father’s Day is probably just a little more significant than Grandparents Day on the, “Most amazing holidays” scale. So, we want to pay a little homage to the fathers out there who may be feeling a bit neglected on their special day of the year.

A Father’s Day gift is hopefully not that impulse buy as you are standing in the checkout line at your local box store. Put a little bit of thought into your gift! Painting with a Twist makes it easy (and fun) for you with 2 options.

Paint with your Dad or paint for your Dad.

Reasons to Paint for Dad

Painting with a Twist - Paint For Dad

Dads love getting sentimental gifts from their kids so painting FOR dad is a great option.  Painting with a Twist has a plethora of painting choices for you to choose from.  This means you can find something your dad would enjoy hanging on his wall.

Whether a seasoned painter or beginner, Painting with a Twist classes are suited to any experience level.  We supply everything from brush to canvas and even a resident artist to help guide your creativity. Check the calendar for a location near you to find the painting he’d love the most.

Reasons to Paint with Dad

Painting with a Twist - Paint with Dad

Most dads love to spend time doing something with their kids.  Something that bonds and creates memories.  Painting is that exact experience and you get to take a memento (a brilliant piece of art!) home with you that will always bring back that memory when you look it.

Whether you’re planning a day with dad that includes lunch, and perhaps drinking his favorite beverage or a mom planning an activity for your husband and kids, painting is a great idea! Whatever your father likes to do, we have options to suit the choosiest of dads.

If you are looking for some great bonding time and building amazing memories dad will remember for years to come, then paint WITH dad.

Find a studio near you and schedule some time with dad for his special day.

2.20.18

Colorful Cocktails: Champagnarita

Colorful Cocktails: Champagnarita by Painting with a Twist
Colorful Cocktails: Champagnarita by Painting with a Twist

Welcome Thirsty Thursday with open arms and a round of deliciously colorful cocktails: The Champagnarita! It’s National Margarita Day with a twist! Dress up your favorite margarita in sparkles by adding a little bubbly to the glass. This is the ultimate girl’s night out drink – it’s a little sweet, a little sour, and a lot of delicious. Not to mention, it makes for a great selfie! BYOB to your next Painting with a Twist class and make a pitcher of Delish’s Champagnaritas. 

For an even more colorful take on this cocktail, think pink with this dazzling and darling recipe. You can also find a rainbow of other Champagnaritas here so there is something for everyone! Head over to your local Painting with a Twist studio and pick up a brush and a glass to celebrate!

Ingredients

  • 1oz Silver Tequila
  • .5 oz Orange Liquor
  • Champagne
  • .5oz Simple Syrup
  • 1oz Lime Juice
  • Kosher Salt
  • Lime Wedge
  • Crushed Ice

Directions

  • Pour Kosher Salt into a shallow dish.
  • Wipe glass with a lime wedge and dip the rim into the kosher salt.
  • Pour silver tequila, orange liquor, simple syrup, and ice into a shaker and stir.
  • Strain into glass.
  • Top with champagne.
  • Garnish with lime.