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Paint Studio #192

Cincinnati, OH

6507 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45247

Painting with a Twist FAQ

You have Questions!? We have Answers! After reading this FAQ, please email us at studio192@paintingwithatwist.com and we will be sure to give the additional details you need!

What is Cincinnati West Painting with a Twist?

Painting with a Twist (PWAT) is a fun art studio for anyone aged 7-107 interested in painting! In our classes we use acrylc paints on 16x20", 12x12" or 24x36" canvases, and also wood art projects! Our staff of professional artists will teach the class step by step through the specific painting of the day. Most of our guests have no painting experience and all of them have great success and surprise themselves with not only how much fun it is, but that their art exceeded their expectations! 

We are in the studio for office hours Tuesday - Thursday 12-2pm and monitor email throughout the day to assist with planning events or general questions. Feel free to send us an email anytime if you have additional questions or to check availability for the private studio and we will respond as soon as possible!

How does Cincinnati West PWAT work?

  • We have a calendar of classes online with both Public Events and Private Events - we post the next month's calendar on the 15th of each month. The art shown is the painting being taught in class on that date and time. 

  • Classes marked Private Event are events where groups have reserved our private studio in advance and are closed to the public. You must be invited by the host/organizer to attend a Private Event.

  • All classes shown on the calendar marked Public Event are open to the public (noting the age restrictions). The art shown on the calendar is the painting that will be taught on the day/time listed for the art shown.

  • You can come to a public class alone, or with as many friends as you can round up - everyone can register separately but still be seated together! Have everyone state in comments when they register ONE designated name from the group (i.e. sitting with Annie Artist!) and we do our best to seat your group all together as long as the request is made prior to the event time! 

  • Classes are 2 hours or 3 hours long, depending on the art chosen - class times noted on calendar.

  • Age Recommendations are stated in every class description. Evenings are reserved for adults, and provide time for date night and girls night out in a kid free zone! Our younger guests are welcome in daytime classes with age recommendations listed for them. These recommendations are based on the difficulty of the art for our younger painters and are a good guide to ensure each guest has fun and is successful in creating a masterpiece they love.

  • We are BYO for refreshments, so you are welcome to bring light snacks and beverages to enjoy during class. Classes marked 'Family Day' are alcohol free. Please see alcohol policy for details. 

  • Summary: View the calendar of classes to find a painting you like, register online, and arrive for class no less than 10 minutes prior to class time and prepare for a relaxing and fun art session! 

  • Note: Everyone must pre-register, and have a paid seat to stay on premises during all classes (Except Family Day Classes). Please observe the recommended ages for each class, and our alcohol policy.

What is the cost of the class? 

  • 1.5 hr class: $25
  • 2 hr class: $35 (Canvas or Wood Projects) 
  • 3 hr class: $45
  • Paint Your Pet: $55
  • Large Canvas: $65
  • Manic Monday: $10 off the class
  • Senior Sunday: $10 off the class (open to 10 - adult to promote several generations gathering for family fun)
  • Team Events: Please email studio - mason@paintingwithatwist.com 

Pricing listed is per person/seat - by creating a PWAT REWARDS ACCOUNT, you can earn points for discounts off of classes!

Common Questions:

Can I join class without a reservation?

Pre-registration is required to attend any/all classes. To join a class, please view our calendar, select a painting you like and register online no less than 2 hours before class time or call ahead to register by phone. 

Walk ins at class time, or registraions for a class are not allowed at the time of class or at the door. 

I have a big group do I need to reserve the private studio?

If you have 10 or more guests, except Friday or Saturday 7-9pm class time requires 15+ guests, you can reserve the private studio. A large group is also welcome in our public classes, we seat you all together and you will have a blast! This is the perfect solution for any group unsure if they will have enough participation to reserve the private studio! If you have a large group (26 or more) we can accommodate you with ease, please call the studio for additional details on planning your event!

Are we allowed to bring in beverages and food? Yes! This is the twist!

Our studio is all BYO - we only serve paint water!

Feel free to bring in your favorite beverage (Alcohol Policy: adult beverages limited to beer/wine or a premix margarita type beverage) and some light snacks to enjoy during class! Remember you are painting most of the time so finger foods are best! We do not have any ice on premises, but you are free to bring in a small cooler with ice if you need some! No hard alcohol allowed - no exceptions please. Please drink responsibly.

Do I need to bring anything with me to paint?

Your reservation fee includes everything you need to create a beautiful and unique painting! When you arrive you are supplied with an apron, canvas, brushes, paints and step by step art instruction throughout the class! When class is done, your artwork is ready to take home and hang! The only thing you may want to bring are some refreshments. 

Can my friends come and watch us without painting?

Everyone needs a paid reservation to stay on premises during any/all classes, except during a 'Family Day' class. No exceptions. 

Can my child come with me to paint?

We love our young artists and have specific classes on our calendar with the younger artists in mind! Please see each Class Description for the recommended age allowed to attend that class - the guide below will help clarify each class recommendation! Evening classes strictly 16+ on weeknights, and 18+ on weekend nights.

Please note infants and small children are not permitted to attend class with paying adults, or remain in the studio during class times. 

The art choices for guests 16 and under are geared towards our young Picasso's and feature art best suited for them to have fun and success painting - but are not limited to young painters - adults welcome to attend any of these classes too! 

  • Family Day classes are intended for ages 7 years - Adult, and are alcohol free classes. Age appropriate art will be available during these classes. We allow observers to stay during Family Day classes, but request all observers stand back from the class and allow our staff to assist everyone painting. 

  • 10+ classes are intended for ages 10 years - Adult. More detailed art will be featured in this class! No observers allowed during a 10+ class.

  • Teen & Up classes are intended for ages 13 years - Adult. This class will give our serious young artists a chance to paint something more challenging! No observers allowed during a Teen & Up class.

  • Evening Classes* are open for artists 16 years - Adult, except Friday and Saturday Nights which are open to 18yrs - 108yrs only! Get a sitter, it is pARTy time!

    *'Special Event Evening Class' - If an evening class is noted as 10+ or Teen & Up, then our younger artists are welcome to join us for those and only those specific classes! No observers allowed during any class not marked 'Family Day'.
  • Guests under 7 years old not painting, including infants, are not allowed to stay in studio during any private or public class time.

Calendar of Classes:

Our calendar is published every month on the 15th for the next month. Please view the Class Description for details and ages allowed in each class.

If you see artwork on another PWAT calendar, feel free to email your suggestions to us! Every studio uses the same art gallery to make their calendars and it is fun to look at the different paintings featured in the other studios!

Private Events/Corporate Team Events:

Please email the studio at studio192@paintingwithatwist.com or complete the REQUEST A PARTY form to start the process of booking a private event. Details about the requirements and process are also listed on our Party Page on our website! We can accommodate daytime events as well as off site events and look forward to discussing ways we can bring a unique experience your team will remember! 

Gift Certificates:

  • Gift Certificates are emailed in PDF format directly to you and are valid for any new reservations. 
  • Gift certificates may not be used for our monthly Painting with a Purpose fundraising events. 
  • Our Gift Certificates do not expire, but we hope you use them before that would be an issue anyway! All Gift Certificate purchases are non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy:

Please note our policy to cancel applies to individuals in all public & private events. We understand that things come up, and will always try to be flexible, but ask that you give us as much notice as possible if you need to reschedule. We thank you for contacting the studio to let us know you won't be able to attend class so we may offer your seat to someone else.

For Credit: Please call 513-598-9900 to cancel and leave a message if you reach our voice mail if you are cancelling your reservation!

  • If you notify the studio more than 48 hours from your reservation class time, a full refund will be issued upon request.

  • If you notify the studio 48 hours or less from your reservation class time, a studio credit will be issued for your reservation fee.

  • If you notify the studio 4 hours or less from the class start time, no refund or credit will be issued. Please let us know if you are not able to attend so we can offer your seat to someone else.

  • Private Event Hosts follow the cancellation policy terms outlined in the Private Event Agreement signed by host.

  • Guests of a Private Event follow the studio cancellation policy if they paid for their registration directly. 

  • Paint Your Pet reservations will receive a studio credit only when cancelling within 5 days of the event. 

Bad Weather: Class will cancel if a weather emergency is declared or we determine the roads to be too unsafe to travel on, otherwise our cancellation policy is as stated above. In the rare case of a class cancelling due to poor weather conditons, studio credit will be issued to all registered guests. Please see our website for updates in a case of questionable weather.

Late Arrivals: In consideration of the others in class, if you arrive 15 minutes or more late you may not be allowed to paint and lose the registration fee. Please arrive no later than 10-15 minutes before the scheduled class time and we will have a blast! 

Finding us! 

  • We are in the Dent Crossing on Harrison Ave, behind Wendy's - rear of building from Bucketheads, next to Salon Lofts

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Here is a typical question from someone that has never painted in our classes: 

"I see the paintings my friends have done, but I don't believe I can do this, can anyone really do this?" The answer is, everyone that comes to Painting with a Twist for the first time has the same thoughts about it. In fact, we suspect many of you out there want to come and paint, but are so convinced you cannot do it, you won't even come and try it once! Just ask anyone that has been here, you can do it, and you will love it!

Our Facebook Page is public, and can be viewed by everyone - please see our photo albums there to help convince you that any one can do this! Most of the people in those photos are 1st time painters! 

The most important thing about coming out to Painting with a Twist isn't about the art though! It is truly about the experience! You will relax, laugh and have fun doing something completely unique - and you will be with friends and family! At the end of almost every class, the people that came in skeptical all admit they did way better than expected and had much more fun than they ever thought they would! Don't miss out, come in soon!

Guest Quotes after their 1st time painting:"A huge surprise!", "No One will believe I painted this! I don't believe I painted this!", "That was way more fun than I ever expected!", "I have already picked out my next painting!", "I can't believe it took her this long to convince me to try it, I should have done this sooner!". 

Guest Quotes after several visits to PWAT: "People have asked to buy my artwork! My artwork! haha - who knew!?", "I find it so relaxing I really always look forward to coming, it is my time", "We love it because it is a perfect way to get together with each other and we get to go home with cool art!".

Alcohol Policy

Our studio is BYO, we only serve paint water! You are welcome to bring Beer & Wine and light snacks to enjoy while painting! No Hard Alcohol Allowed, Must be 21yrs to consume alcohol. We ask all guests to please Drink Responsibly.

Age Policy

See Class Description for Ages Allowed in each Class. Our classes accommodate ages starting at 7 yrs, through Teens to Adults. Evening Classes are intended for older guests only. Additional Details for Age Policy On FAQ Page and in Class Description.


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