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Ann Arbor, MI

3143 Oak Valley Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Painting with a Twist FAQ

Q: What is Painting with a Twist? 
A: Painting with a Twist is a fun art studio for anyone interested in painting. In our classes we use acrylic paints on a 16x20 inch canvas.  We teach the class step by step how to complete the featured painting for the session.  Most our guests have no painting experience and they have a great time!  

Q: What are the prices for a class? 
A: The price for a 2 hour class is $35 per person. The price for a 3 hour class is $45 per person.  Paint Your Pet sessions are $55 per person.

Q: When do you post a new monthly schedule? 
A: The monthly calendar is posted on the 15th day of the prior month.  For example, the January calendar is posted on December 15th.

Q: Will my painting be dry by the end of the session? 
A: Yes, if there are a few damp places, we have hair dryers which will dry them quickly.

Q: At what time should I arrive for class? 
A: Twenty minutes prior to class start time should be plenty of lead time.

Q: Are reservations required? 
A: Yes, all guests must reserve in advance with payment. For public classes, we assign seats. Therefore, please make sure you let us know if you're joining someone in the Special Request Box.

Q: Will you have bottle openers and cups? 
A: Yes, we have bottle openers, cups, and ice buckets.  We do NOT provide ice or eating utensils.

Q: Since it is around dinner, can we bring food? 
A: Yes, feel free to bring in a light meal or snack. Remember you will be painting for most of the time, so finger foods are best.

Q: What do I wear? 
A: Whatever is comfortable and you don't mind if a little paint gets on it. We will have aprons for you if you need them.

Q: Are infants or observers allowed? 
A: We cannot accommodate observers or infants during class sessions.  During FAMILY DAY or ALL AGES classes, one parent may accompany his/her child.  Due to space limitations, younger siblings who are not participating are not permitted.

Q: Do you do private parties? 
A: Yes! We can accommodate up to 36-40 people in our large studio and up to 20-24 people in our smaller studio.

Q: What size is the canvas? 
A: We use a 16 x 20 inch canvas.

Q: Is there an age limit?
A: All classes or parties ending after 6:00 pm Mon-Fri and ending after 4:00 pm Sat-Sun must be 18 or older. We recommend ages 12 and older for morning/early afternoon classes.  Please note it is the law that you must be 21 years old to consume alcoholic beverages. 

Q: Can children under 12 years old paint?
A: Yes.  We offer classes designated as "Family Day" and "All Ages".  Please check our calendar for details.  We recommend ages 7 and older for our children's classes.  No alcohol is permitted during "Family Day" or "All Ages" events. Private Parties are also another avenue to accommodate younger children. Please know that adult supervision is always required.

Q: What if I have to cancel my reservation?
A: If cancelling with more than 48 hours notice from class start time, you may receive a FULL REFUND.  If cancelling with 48 hours - 2 hours notice from class start time, NO REFUND -- a Complimentary CREDIT (valid for 3 months from the event date) will be issued.  If cancelling with less than 2 hours notice from class start time, NO REFUND/NO CREDIT.  "No Shows" forfeit their registration fee, NO REFUND/NO CREDIT.

For Paint Your Pet events, we require a 7 day (1 week) notice for a FULL REFUND and at least a 48 hour notice in order to receive a Complimentary Credit (valid for 3 months from the event date).

For Fundraisers and Painting with a Purpose events, refunds are NOT available. Your class fee will be donated to the non-profit partner for the event.  

Cancellations must be made by the reserving party. Please leave a voicemail (734.662.7928) or email ( if cancelling after business hours.

Q: What is the policy for Bad Weather?
A: Class will be cancelled if a weather emergency is declared, or we determine the roads to be too unsafe to travel on. In the rare event of a class cancellation, all registered guests will be emailed about the cancellation at least 2 hours prior to the event.  A Complimentary Credit (valid for 3 months from the event date) will be issued if class is cancelled by us due to inclement weather. 

Q: Is there parking available? 
A: Yes, there is plenty of FREE parking available. We are in the Village Centre shopping center, which has plenty of parking and the parking lot is well lit.

Q: Is the facility handicap accessible? 
A: Yes, our facility is handicap accessible. Please contact us if you require specific assistance.

Q: Is this studio a corporate franchise?
A: No, we are an independently owned and operated local franchise of Painting with a Twist. When you paint with us, you help support Ann Arbor and our local artists. 

Q: Is it permissable to tip the Artist-Instructor or Artist-Assistant?
A: Sure, they would love it as long as you had a wonderful time!  It is certainly not required. However, the Artist Team greatly appreciate it, and it helps them to know they are doing a fantastic job! 

Painting with a Twist reserves the right to cancel classes for unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will be notified prior to class time and refunds will be processed.

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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