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Chattanooga, TN

1309 Panorama Dr. #111
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Our Artists

Amber Harrison (Lead Artist)

Amber Harrison (Lead Artist)

Tennessee native, Momma of 3, foodie, and hobby artist, Amber has been finding ways to recreate the beauty of the world around her since before she could remember. Her passion for art led her to receive her art degree from Southern Virginia University, and pursue paths of teaching, marketing, and creating works of art. Amber's great love for color shows through her bubbly and charming artwork, as well as her and her children's names! Dabbling in all mediums, and always down for crafts, Amber believes there is always something new to be discovered and loves learning just as much as she loves teaching. Amber will be sure to put you at ease in front of the easel, make sure you have an unforgettably fun experience painting, and always leave having learned something new!
Amy (Lead Artist)

Amy (Lead Artist)

Amy Brauer is a Chattanooga native who loves making art, cooking, and throwing parties. An art teacher by day, she enjoys teaching at PWAT for fun, which is pretty much exactly like her day job, except with wine instead of grades. (So, in fact, not really like her day job at all. Close enough.) When she’s not teaching art somewhere, she’s probably hanging out in the backyard with her fella Corban and their kiddo, Briony.
Donnie

Donnie

Picasso once said, "Every child is born an artist. The problem is how to remain one once we grow up." As a teacher of the gifted, this was a simple mantra of inspiration for Donnie’s students and for him as their teacher. Last year he retired from teaching but still relishes in inspiring others to nurture their creative spirit while “painting with a twist!” Born in West Palm Beach, he later grew up among the beautiful slopes of Western North Carolina. He never lost his connection with the ocean and feels equally in tune with the forests and streams of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in general studio with an emphasis in drawing and sculpture from Berea College then later returned to school for a Master of Arts degree in education from Tusculum College. Retirement begins a new chapter in life that includes time to create art, laugh and sing, play and listen to music, tend garden, and spend time with his family. Paint with a Twist is a perfect fit for the young at heart, and he is so happy to share the love of creating art.
Jim

Jim

Jim is new to Chattanooga and is enjoying all of the beauty and creativity of Scenic City. Having spent the first part of his life as a teacher Jim is currently working in construction as a Measure Tech and cabinet installer. Jim has always enjoyed drawing and illustration, “It all started with comic books for me, “ Jim says, “Creating new heroes, new worlds, allowing my imagination to let me take something I see in my mind, put it on paper, and share it with others.” Jim is also a writer. He majored in Communications and Writing. He worked for several years as a Journalist and Editor for a small town newspaper. Jim took a lot of the pictures and did some cartooning and graphic design work for the small town paper. On his bucket list is completing one or two of the many children’s illustrated books he has started. Spending more time painting is also on the list. His passion for teaching came from helping children and adults attempt “something they didn’t think they could do” and step by step overcome their fears and “do it”. Always fearful and anxious about mathematics Jim learned to enjoy it as he spent three years teaching elementary math to 5th graders. “Somehow it wasn’t so scary anymore,” said Jim, “As I helped a group of students enjoy learning about decimals, fractions, and percentages. He hopes to bring this joy of discovery to painting. Teaching is my passion, I love being in front of a group, and helping them try something new or learn something new. Of course, I enjoy having a good time. In cooking everything may be better with butter, but in life I find that most things are improved upon with laughter.” Jim hopes to bring this love of learning and laughter to our studio and join the party at Painting with a Twist.
Julia

Julia

Julia is a local artist who currently attends University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she is studying as a Batchelor of Fine Arts major in graphic design. She was born and raised in Nashville Tennessee, but wanted to pursue her art here in Chattanooga! Julia is a creative, fun, outgoing artist who loves to help teach people about her passion for art. Her other hobbies outside of painting include photography, sewing, and baking. Her passion for art began as soon as she could hold a crayon in her hand and she hasn’t stopped creating since! When she is not loving on her pups Penny and Charlie, she is drawing or painting. She loves how therapeutic, hands on, and open-ended painting can be and she often paints in her free time. She is constantly finding new ways to paint, whether that’s by finger painting or incorporating new mediums such as collage or spray paint. Julia is definitely a people person and loves to help others. She finds it very rewarding to teach people about her passion, helping them find a love and interest for art as well!
Kati

Kati

Kati is a born and raised Chattanoogan, returning to her roots after 11 years living in Nashville, TN, where she earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Belmont University and spent her days in a local studio, teaching art to adults & kids of all ages. She is an artist, wife, cat mom, teacher, world traveler, singer, half marathoner, Disney nerd, and all around the most fun & extroverted creative individual you may ever meet. She is a passionate people person, and an experienced art teacher, through and through - she leads with excitement and confidence, and can help you turn any mistake into a happy accident!
Katie H

Katie H

Katie was born in Orlando, Florida and moved to Chattanooga when she was 9 years old. Her passion for creating art began in elementary school, drawing characters in her free time. She started painting in early high school, and is now a senior working towards a degree in Arts Education at UTC. One of Katie’s favorite things to do is teaching her kids in childcare, where she has worked since high school, new crafty projects.
Tori

Tori

Born and raised in the Tennessee mountains, Tori’s passion for art started in elementary school arts and crafts. She loves painting and being involved with art projects. She attends two colleges, AVHA for her cosmetology license, and Chattanooga state for nursing. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her fiancé Cody, and their German Shepherd puppy, Hank. She also enjoys the outdoors, and being with her family. Tori is here to insure you have a great time here at painting with a twist and to give your blank canvas life!

Alcohol Policy

BYO Beverage(s) and Snacks for 21 and up. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Drink responsibly. We reserve the right to phone a cab/uber at the customer's expense.

Age Policy

Because of the "Twist " element of Painting with a Twist, Evening, regular "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC" classes are for ADULTS AGES 18 & UP ONLY unless otherwise noted on Calendar. This does not apply to private events.


Painting with a Twist