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Des Moines, IA

3753 86th St
Urbandale, IA 50322

Our Artists

Alex

Alex

Hello, I'm Alex! I've just moved back to Iowa after living down in Austin, Texas, for the past few years. I've worked for Painting with a Twist for four years and am so excited to have joined the Urbandale-Des Moines studio! My driving force in life is art, in all its forms. I'm a photographer and painter but love to create art in any medium. My other joys in life include my dog Griffey and baking. I also enjoy hiking, climbing, trying new foods and traveling. I can't wait to see you in one of my classes!
Andrea

Andrea

Andrea is the owner of the Des Moines studio. Most of Andrea's professional career has involved editing for various magazines and marketing agencies ... and she dabbled in painting instruction as a fun side gig. Now she's happily replaced her red pen with a paintbrush, and leads the Painting with a Twist charge in Des Moines. She has degrees in journalism and art, and has traveled extensively to immerse herself in the art and cultures of many destinations. Her goals include providing the Des Moines Metro with the best painting experience in town and learning how to not get so much paint in her hair. Andrea and her husband live in Des Moines with her teenage stepson and their dog, Zeus.
Dani

Dani

Dani was an "Air Force Brat," eventually planting roots in Iowa, and has lived in the area for about 18 years! She has always had an interest in drawing but didn't get into painting until moving into her own place. She decided she could buy art to decorate her walls or make her own! That led to exploring different mediums like acrylic paint, melted crayon, and wood burning. She is enjoying working in two of her passions by being Dani the Nanny for two awesome kiddos and also an artist at Painting with a Twist. If she can get toddlers to paint, she can surely do the same with tipsy adults!
Emily

Emily

Katherine

Katherine

Hi, I'm Katherine! I was born in New York and raised in Puerto Rico. I speak both Spanish and English, and have been living in Iowa about 7 years now and I love it! I am really excited to join the Painting with a Twist crew as an instructor. In my spare time I like to paint, sew, and do book-binding.
Katie

Katie

Hi, I am Katie! I have successfully completed 28 rotations around the sun and am excited to make more. I am an artist and art educator returning to Iowa after a 10-year hiatus in Colorado. I grew up in South Dakota, finished high school here in Urbandale and graduated from Metropolitan State University in Denver in 2016, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art education. My fine art emphasis is in painting and drawing. I am a mother, wife, and animal lover. When I am not making or teaching art, I enjoy nature, spending time with my two children, two dogs, and a cat. I love music, dancing, photography, disc golf, hula hooping, and having a good time with friends. I am excited to be a part of the Painting with a Twist family!

Alcohol Policy

Wine, champagne, beer, and soft drinks available for purchase from our in-studio bar. Coffee, tea, and water are complimentary. Must be 21 to purchase and consume alcohol; ID may be required.

Age Policy

Kids' and family classes open to ages 5+; youth classes open to ages 10+; all other classes open to 16+ or as labeled. No toddlers or infants.


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