Painting with a Twist FAQ

Q: What if I can't even draw stick figures? 

A: You're in luck, because none of our 15,000+ copyrighted paintings contain stick figures-Ok- so there is ONE but our classes are designed for first-time painters! Our talented and enthusiastic artists will walk you through every step to help you create your own work of art.  You'll be amazed at how talented you are and possibly, you might want to quit your job to pursue your new found passion!  Be Warned!! It's addicting!

Q: Do I need to bring anything?

A:  #1- Bring your favorite people! We are a BYOB studio. For alcoholic beverages, you are welcome to bring beer and/or wine only, no liquor. You are also welcome to bring nonalcoholic beverages. Snacks/small bites/ finger foods are encouraged.

Q: Should I bring cups/plates for my drink or snacks?

A: We provide the cups, napkins, paper plates and a cork screw. We want you to relax and have a blast.

Q: Do I have to have any painting experience?

A: No experience is necessary! This is NOT serious painting! Our instructors are fun and will guide you through the painting step-by-step, while we listen to great music, play games, give away prizes and generally socialize and have a great time!. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Q: How much is it?

A: Our 1.5 hour sessions are $25/person for 7 and above only-No exceptions please! Children must be accompanied by a paid adult as well. Our 2 hour sessions are $35.00. We do have specialty classes like our Family Class, Coffee & Canvas and Manic Monday that are less expensive and prices are detailed on the sign up area!

Q: Can I watch my friends paint?

A. Sorry, no. Everyone needs a paid seat to stay on premises during all classes, including our Family Classes. 

Q: When do you post a new monthly schedule? 

A. The calendar for the upcoming month is posted on the 1st of every month!

Q: Will my painting be dry by the end of the night? 

A. Yes, if there are a few damp places we have hair dryers which will dry them quickly.  We will also provide bags for you to carry your paintings home!

Q: What's the recommended age for Family Classes?

A: These events are open to everyone in the family who are 7 and above. Parents must have a paid seat with attending children. * Alcohol is not allowed during the Family Sessions.

Q: Do you do private parties?

A: Please see the Party Info Tab for more information on booking a private party. Painting with a Twist is a fun, unique opportunity for any of your group party needs. Whether it’s a girl’s night out, bachelorette party, birthday party, office party, or office team building – we are your private party answer! Party studio available 7 days a week.

Q: What happens if I don't finish my painting in class? 

A. It's S.O. S. TIME!  Didn't finish your painting, or simply want to touch it up? The last Sunday of every month, artists will be available to guide you through the rest of your painting. This event is free, but please make a reservation online so we know you are coming. Please refer to our current calendar for the next S.O.S. date.

Q: What is Painting with a Purpose?

A: In our ongoing commitment to give back to the community, Painting with a Twist proudly sponsors a monthly fundraising class - Painting with a Purpose. $20 of every seat from the event are donated to local non-profit organization (501(c)3). Contact us if you know of an organization that could use a little ‘Pay it Forward’.

Q: What if I have to cancel? What's your policy?

A: We ask that you contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot make it to your reserved class and we will issue you a store credit. If we are not notified within 24 hours, you will be charged the full amount and no store credit will be issued. Groups of 5 or more must cancel 72 hours before the date of the class. Please see the Party Info tab for our cancellation policy on private parties.  

Q: At what time should I arrive for class? 

A: We encourage our guests to arrive as early as 30 before to as late as 15 minutes early so we can get you and your party checked in, you wine uncorked, smocked & in your seat!  Class starts promptly at the time listed and we want to honor that schedule for all of our guests!  

If you have registered another guest, please let them know to arrive early!

Please note that we cannot allow late arrivals to participate in class as it is a distraction to the other guests and takes away from your own experience. Traffic is always heavy around Harbison and I-26, so please plan accordingly!

Q: What do I wear? 

Whatever is comfortable. Even though you’re wearing an apron, there is still the chance that you can get paint on your clothing. Please don’t wear anything fancy.

Q: Do I need a reservation? 

Reservations are required. You may reserve online, via telephone or by coming in during studio hours. All payments for reservations are processed at the time the reservation is made. We do require a credit card for reservations made via telephone.

Q: Are gratuities appropriate?

A: We feel our artist/host do a fabulous job, if you feel so inclined to let them know with a gratuity (tip) it is always greatly appreciated but never expected.

Q: Can children under 18 years old paint?

A: Yes. We have age restrictions in the class descriptions, please check those details out prior to reserving. Our age restrictions are listed on each individual class. Ages 7+ are welcome at our Family Classes. 12+ at our afternoon classes (unless otherwise stated in the class description). And you must be 18+ to attend our nighttime classes and 21 + to consume alcohol.

Alcohol Policy

Ages 21 and up to consume alcohol. BYOB beer and wine are permitted in the studio, but no liquor. NO alcohol during Family classes. Drink Responsibly.

Age Policy

For open classes: 18+ for evening sessions. Individuals under 18 years old allowed only in accordance with class description, no infants or toddlers.


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