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Ann Arbor, MI

3143 Oak Valley Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Our Artists

Brii H.

Brii H.

Brii is a multi talented artist who loves to experiment with and explore different mediums of art. Born with a paintbrush in hand, she hasn't stopped creating in every way since. Currently she lives in Whitmore Lake and enjoys relaxing mornings with a hot cup of tea and good company. Fantasy art is her favorite genre to create in, and her talents are in acrylic & digital painting, charcoal portraits and video production. She's very excited to share her skills to teach you something new!
Evan R.

Evan R.

Evan is a self-­taught artist working with traditional mediums for over ten years. His favorite is charcoal, but he also paints and uses a variety of materials to create his work. His artwork is very detailed. It can be mildly disturbing or pleasing to the eyes, but ultimately it's a way to explore his thoughts and it doesn't always need to have a deep meaning. He also does freelance projects, sells his art online and enjoys teaching people how to paint at Painting with a Twist. Besides art, his interests include science, cars, comedy, dark beer and spending time with family.
Mary L.

Mary L.

Mary Lewison is a life long long artist. She strives to make art that gives viewers a sense of peace and joy. She is self-taught and studied at the University of Michigan School of Architecture and Design (now the Stamps School of Art and Design). Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she resides on a farm in the Ann Arbor area. Mary specializes in custom people, pet, and homestead portraits.
Maya P.

Maya P.

Artist Bio is coming soon!
Melissa K.

Melissa K.

Melissa is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Graphic Design. Currently she is working as a marketing intern full time with an art practice on the side. Her creativity was encouraged and cultivated from a young age; growing up in Flint, Michigan she was always enrolled in music and art summer camps. When she’s not working, she loves to read, create art, or hang out with friends. Her current and future goals are to use her voice and art to fight for marginalized people, and prepare herself to enter graduate school to become a teacher.
Natalia C.

Natalia C.

Natalia recently moved to Michigan from Memphis, Tennessee. She is a self-taught artist who specializes in oils, watercolor, and calligraphy/lettering. She has a fascination with nature and vibrant scenes and enjoys teaching and socializing amid the arts. Natalia graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from Brigham Young University and enjoys analyzing others and their paintings. When she's not doing freelance work, she enjoys photography, weightlifting, volunteering, traveling, and decorating.
Nikki S.

Nikki S.

Nikki was born and raised in Michigan and attended Washtenaw Community College and the University of Phoenix. She is a graphic designer, teacher and artist, who has been involved in the arts since she was old enough to hold a pencil. Nikki's parents encouraged her love of art and always made sure she had plenty of art supplies throughout her school years. She likes working with clay, pastels and acrylic paint. When Nikki is not teaching or working on a new piece of artwork, she spends her free time hiking, traveling, and photographing interesting people, places, and things in and around the city of Ann Arbor.
Noelle D.

Noelle D.

Noelle is a self taught artist with a specialty in portraits. Hailing from a family of artists of all varieties she has been drawing characters and creating stories for as long as it has been physically possible. She has a love for comics and dreams of becoming a comic book artist. She is teaching herself Japanese with the intent to move to Japan and make comics there. When she’s not making stories or drawing pictures she’s trying to decide which language to learn next. As an art instructor at Painting with a Twist, she is excited to connect with many people through art.
Fritz H.

Fritz H.

Alcohol Policy

Guests may bring their own soft drinks, beer or wine. No hard liquor or liqueurs are permitted in the studio. All guests must be at least 21 to consume alcohol. Please bring ID. No alcohol permitted during "Family Day" or "All Ages" kids classes.

Age Policy

Sunday - Thursday (Age 15+ after 6:00pm). Friday & Saturday (Age 18+ after 6:00pm). Ages 7+ may attend Family Day or All Ages class. Please reference each event description for more details. No babies/toddlers permitted in the studio during class time.


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