Nicole has spent her entire life creating music and art. A passionate teacher and performer, she enjoys getting to know her students and encouraging them to follow their creative inspiration, all while having a few laughs and getting a little messy along the way. With over twenty years of teaching experience, Nicole excels at putting her classes at ease and giving clear step by step instructions to guide them in realizing their artistic vision. She earned her BFA from Webster University and her MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. When not teaching, Nicole spends her free time creating, attending concerts and art shows, or with her friends, family, and fur babies.
Da’Vyne has had an eye for capturing the human form since she was young, expressing her love for art and divinity through portraiture. This has allowed her to connect with herself and her community to reflect the beauty and power that lies within all of us. She understands that creation comes from within and that we are all natural artists at heart. Since making mistakes is a part of life, and art imitates life, why not make creating an ADVENTURE? Her statement is to keep growing, and encourages all people to delve into whatever medium finds them - even if that is acrylic paint and wine at Painting With A Twist!
Although she graduated from Webster University with a BFA in graphic design, Farah still enjoys the traditional feel of a paint brush in her hand. She has a passion for traveling, food, and new experiences. She strives to capture these weird, mysterious, fleeting moments of life in her personal paintings..."especially the time when she worked with goat organs in the name of art." Farah is happy to help you create your masterpiece!
Hailey received her associate’s degree in spring 2017. She is now currently at UMSL to achieve her bachelor’s degree, double majoring in Elementary and Special Education. Her favorite mediums to work with include oil and acrylic paints. In her free time, she is involved with Opera Theater at St. Charles Community College. If you're looking for a relaxing, no-pressure vibe, Hailey's got your back!
A transplant from Seattle, Washington, Josh is a mostly self-taught graphic designer and artist, having worked for a number of years with the traditional mediums of paint, pencil, pen and paper and has fully embraced the digital tools available to the working artist today.
He has worked with a number of businesses and multiple bands/musicians, both in the St. Louis area and on the West Coast, designing & creating logos, promotional art, full album design, performance photography and whatever else is needed to completely bring the performer's vision to life, with a relaxed approach that he brings to the stage when instructing classes.
Laura is an art student who will be receiving her Associate's in Fine Arts in May 2021. She will then go on to continue her education at a four year college. Laura loves all things artistic; she's explored singing, guitar, theater, and creative writing, but her favorite form of expression is painting! Laura believes that anyone is capable of making a great painting, and she hopes she can help aid you in doing so!
Rachel graduated from Maryville University with a bachelor's in Graphic Design. She uses her background in graphic design to provide a clear, concise step-by-step for every painting she teaches at PWAT! In her free time, she does freelance graphic design from home and sells unique items on Etsy. Rachel knew from her first class at Painting with a Twist that it would be her second home. She loves her PWAT family and customers! Her favorite things to do are laugh and travel, and of course create new artwork.
Allison G. -Studio Manager
A double major graduate from Webster University, Allison uses her art and education background to provide a safe learning atmosphere for both kids and adults. She has been painting for about 10 years and been with PWAT since January 2015. She is looking forward to helping you book your next painting party!