Our Des Moines, IA - Urbandale Painting with a Twist Artists
My driving force in life is art, in all its forms and I wear many hats as an artist. I am a painter, a photographer, certified art therapist, and most recently a soap maker! I live and breathe art. I've been a workshop style- teacher for over 14 years, and I love sharing my knowledge with others.
I have been working at Painting With a Twist for over 7 years and absolutely love what I do!
In my spare time I like to bake, hang out with my boyfriend and our dogs, go rocking climbing and watch movies.
I can't wait to see you in one of my classes!
Andrea is the owner of the Urbandale 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 the Des Moines Metro. 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 central Iowa with the best painting experience in town and learning how to not get so much paint in her hair. Andrea lives in Des Moines with her giant dog, Zeus.
Hello! My name is Hailey and I am an instructor at Painting with a Twist. I love being able to share my joy of painting with others. I have taken art classes my entire life and enjoy working with all mediums, but acrylic paint has always been my favorite. When I have free time, I love to draw or paint, so I am excited to be able to share my hobby in such a fun environment. There is a certain feeling of accomplishment after creating a painting so I hope anyone can come in and feel proud of what they have created. As long as you have fun, I would consider that a success!
Hello, I'm Jenn! I am so excited to be a part of the Painting With a Twist family. I have my associates degree in fine arts as well as two years of art instruction at the University of Alabama where painting was my focus. We moved to Iowa a year ago after living in Alabama for 24 years and love it! My world is my hubby, four children and our dog and cat. I love to spend my time with family and friends. Painting is my passion and I am definitely in my happy place!
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!
Hi, My name is Labresha and I am a Des Moines-based mixed media artist who recently relocated from Las Vegas, NV. I have spent 15+ years providing clinical and administrative medical practice assistance, and have always had a love for art and teaching! I like to work with acrylics, colored pencils, pastels, textiles, watercolor, and body paint.
I am mostly a self- taught painter, photographer, seamstress, and body painter. Outside of creating, I cherish spending time learning / exploring the world with my daughter and fiance, plus our two cats. I can’t wait to meet all of you and to continue spreading joy, laughter, and much happiness!