Painting with a Twist FAQ
What is Painting with a Twist?
Painting with a Twist is a fun art studio for anyone interested in painting! In our classes, we use acrylic paints on several different types of canvas and 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!
Where are you located?
On Olive Blvd, just west of highway 270 in the West Park Plaza right next to Studio Branca and Pastries of Denmark.
Do I need to have painting experience?
Definitely not! Our classes are designed for people who have never painted in their life. In 2 or 3 hours, you will have had a fun experience and get to take home your own art masterpiece! We also have great music, play games and on occasion even get the hula hoops out!
How much does a painting class cost?
For public parties, 2-hour painting classes are $35-45; 3-hour classes are $45. Paint your Pet classes are $55.
For private parties, it depends on the package and type of canvas you choose! There are several perks to scheduling a private party. See Party Info tab.
How do I reserve a painting class?
Browse our Creve Coeur Painting Classes Calendar page and select a painting on a date that works for you, then sign up on that page. We are not able to hold seats. Payment must be made at time of reservation.
Can you accommodate groups or parties?
Yes! If your group has at least 10 people, you may book a private painting party. Please read our Party Info page for all the details.
If your group has less than 10 people, you may bring your group into one of our regular public classes. Simply write in your reservation comments who you'd like to sit with.
If you have at least 5 people, you may call ahead to request a specific painting on an open date. If your request sells out the class, you'll win a gift certificate for a free painting class!
Can I stop in anytime and paint?
We hold classes at specific times and those are the only times guests can come in and paint. To join a class, please view our calendar, select a painting you like and register online or give us a call. Pre-registration is required for all classes.
Are we allowed to bring in beverages and food?
For public classes, you are welcome to bring in light snacks and drinks. Our studio is BYOB, and we also have a beer and wine bar that sells water and soda. Remember you are painting most of the time so finger foods are best!
For private parties, you are welcome to BYOB or buy from us, but food limitations depends on the party package you choose!
Do I need to bring anything with me to paint?
Not unless you want to! 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 hang!
Can my child come with me to paint?
We have specific classes on our calendar for young artists!
- Adults 18 and above classes are listed as (Open, 18+) on the calendar.
- Kids classes are listed as "All Ages" or (Ages 6+) on the calendar.
- "Teen Days" by request or private party.
When do you post a new monthly schedule?
The calendar for the next month is posted on the 1st of every month.
What time should I arrive for class?
We recommend 10-15 minutes early, although you are welcome to arrive up to 30 minutes if you require a bit more time to unwind!
Do you do reserved seating?
Yes- use the "special requests/notes" section to make note of who you are sitting with. Groups of 7 people get their own table to paint at! Public parties get a seating chart, and private parties are first come, first serve on seating.
Do I need a reservation?
We do require reservations with payment to secure seats and we require a 48-hour cancellation for refunds, and 24 hour cancellations for store credit.
Can we bring anything other than wine?
Beer, wine, and liquor are all allowed. We also have a wine & beer cooler at the studio! (We have wine openers, cups, napkins, plates, etc.).
My friends are signing up separately, how can I be sure we will be seated together for class?
Just add their names in the "special requests" section of the payment process and we will have you seated together.
Can I come to class with my friends but just watch and not paint?
No thank you! All seating is by paid reservations only, no "non-painting" guests please. (*Except for "all ages" classes in which you will accompany your child.)
I don't have enough people for a private party, what options do I have?
If you have at least 5 painters, we can do a *BY REQUEST* class! You can request a specific date and painting to be a public class- it depends on painting choice and calendar availability, so call for more details. (We require 5 pre-paid reservations to add a class to our calendar once availability and painting choice have been defined.)
Do we get to take our painting home that day?
Yes! We finish the painting within the time designated and your masterpiece is ready to hang by the time you get home!
Do you sell gift certificates?
Purchases are available in-studio or online. Gift certificates are available in any amount and non-refundable. Tie one or two to a bottle of wine and you have the best gift ever!!
Do you also offer morning or afternoon classes?
Yep! We can do private parties any time, and usually have kids classes every saturday morning. We can add classes upon request depending on calendar availability- these are *BY REQUEST* classes.
What do I wear?
Whatever is comfortable and you don’t mind if a little paint gets on it. We will have aprons for you when you arrive.
Please note our policy to cancel applies to individuals in all public and private events.
- If you notify the studio more than 48 hours from your reservation date, a full refund will be issued upon request (non deposit for private parties).
- If you notify the studio 48 hours or less from your reservation date a studio credit will be issued for your use towards a future class.
- If you notify the studio 2 hours or less from the class start time, no refund or credit will be issued.
- Private Event Hosts follow the cancellation policy terms outlined in the Private Event Agreement signed by host.
- 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 conditions, studio credit will be issued to all registered guests. Please see our website for updates in a case of questionable weather.
- Late Arrivals: 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 minutes before the scheduled class time and we will have a blast!