About Our Studio
If you are looking for something different to do in the Fort Walton Beach area, you have found it! Painting with a Twist offers a fun night out, and you leave with a finished painting. No experience is needed, we are fun art, not fine art! BYOB and uncork your inner artist with us!
Check out our calendar, pick a painting (2 hrs - $35, 3 hrs. - $45). Click the painting to reserve your canvas. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of class with something to sip (yes, you may bring alcohol) and that's all you need to do. We supply everything needed to complete your masterpiece and promise an evening of fun!
Our studio is mainly for adults, we do have family days and classes for the younger set occassionally each month. Unless otherwise noted, classes are for ages 18+.
We are in the Publix Shopping Center at the foot of the Brooks Bridge in Downtown Fort Walton Beach.
18+ unless otherwise noted
Please bring your own ice
Please bring your own cups
Good Gawd it's MARCH already!!
March 12 2017
This is my third attempt to write a note to all of our wonderful Twisters out there in Twistville!!! 2017 is here...January and February flew by like a parakeet in a hurricane and now we find ourselves staring at the Ides of March! We've helped raise thousands of dollars already in 2017 for local Non-Profit organizations through Painting with a Purpose, had a visit to a local Retirement Center to donate and help hang paintings, hosted family reunions (one at 8 AM on a Saturday!), 2 marriage proposals, numerous first dates, a few bachelorette parties, Teachers Getaway Nights, Girls Night Outs, squadron parties. WOW!! The wheels are spinning towards our May 4th ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, and we couldn't be more pleased. We love this city and love seeing YOU come through our doors! Come on down, get uncorked, get smocked, relax, grab a paint brush and let the inner artist flow just like your favorite wine! Looks like painting, feels like a party!...
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December is rockin'!!
December 15 2016
From private company parties to specialty paintings, so far December is rockin'! Best Western on Fort Walton Beach rented out the whole studio and had 2 painting parties..."Florida Christmas" and a custom piece we produced for them "Swizzlestick Lunge Monkey" (look for this fun painting to be added to our calendar next year!)
We introduced lighted canvases to FWB and had a great turnout with some wonderful Twisters to help their holidays shine even brighter....look for more lighted canvases on our Event Calendar!
Our "SoundArt" canvases are a big hit....Upgrade for $99.00 and paint your "Bluetooth Canvas", pair it with your mobile device, take it home, hang it on the wall and enjoy the sounds of your art!!
...and brand new today we introduced Ornament Canvases. Come and paint 4- 3"x3" canvases (with little tiny easels) ready to hang on yuor Christmas Tree!
Barbara and I are very thankful to be involved with this community, y'all have opened your arms to this business and we thank you so much.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!! ...
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November 1 2016
I came across a post on the FB page (https://www.facebook.com/pwatalbanyny/) of PWAT in Latham, New York (Albany Area)...it was a quote by the Impressionist artist Edgard Degas: "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." I thought this was great as it expresses a lot of what we try to accomplish at Painting with a Twist!! Our professional instructors are teaching you a painting, but their words and instructions are interpreted differently by each person in the class. It is always an interesting aspect of each class that the paintings collectively are identical but on second glance they are all quite different. Our instructors help you to see what art is in your mind and help you put it to canvas. Even though we are teaching one painting the end product is many different paintings. As well as many different experiences and memories. We are past our first 6 months of business and are so excited to be on the downhill run to our first year! Fort Walton Beach has opened it's arms to us and we are very grateful to provide our studio to such a wonderful community! Let's keep having a good time!! ...
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I LOVE Fridays!!
September 23 2016
Surprisingly I find myself with few minutes to spare before this AWESOME weekend: Great classes lined up Friday Saturday and Sunday; We have a booth at the 2016 Emerald Coast Home Show at the Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, and we are sponsoring a gaming table at the FWB Chamber RPM "Roaring 20's" Casino Night. Fort Walton Beach has got it GOING ON!!! We are officially into the Fall season and it was 90 degrees today! I LOVE it!!
To all you hard workers out there, CONGRATULATIONS, you made it to the weekend...Now let PWAT FWB take over!!...
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What a weekend....
September 18 2016
We started off with a wild Friday night painting "Twisted Moonlight" with a full, beautiful Harvest Moon outside hanging over the studio! Couldn't have planned it better than that. Our first VIP Party was a success on Saturday. Initially opened for Kristen Snowden Darling and her 5 friends, the VIP class was opened to the public and 29 other people liked the painting Kristen picked out so we had a full class for "Sunset Splendor"!
Ten couples showed up for our "Love Trees" couples painting and they had a blast. It's funny seeing the guys come in so unsure about the whole experience and watching as they loosen up, have a beer, and settle in to enjoy this new way to have fun on a date!!
We are thrilled that Disney has partnered with Painting with a Twist for the release of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" DVD/BluRay with a painting called "Floating Through Time"...Saturday October 8 from 1-3 PM. We are going to have some cool Disney swag to give away. It should be a fun time.
Thank you to everyone in the Fort Walton Beach area for the support you've shown us with your attendance, feedback, reviews, referrals, parties, and most of all your enthusiasm! You pump us UP!!
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