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Now you can text us to learn more about upcoming events or to book a private party! Text "Twist" to 515-252-6311 to get updates about events and specials. Text "Party" to 515-252-6311 to learn more about private events and how to book with us!

AFTERSCHOOL ART PROGRAM 6-WEEK-LONG ART SESSIONS FOR KIDS IN GRADES 2-5. Does your child love art? Help them explore and expand their knowledge and skills in our 6-week Afterschool Art Programs. Students will learn about and develop their skills in the elements and principles of art, art history, color theory and mixing, famous painters, painting tools, and painting techniques, among other topics. Snack and juice/water provided; all supplies (including an apron they'll personalize and keep!) i ... Read More

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Holiday Hours 2022

Happy holidays! Please be advised that our hours will vary slightly in the coming weeks to allow for time off for our hardworking staff. Thank you!   HOLIDAY HOURS Dec. 24 — 12 – 5 p.m. Dec. 25 & 26 — Closed Dec. 27 & 28 — 1 – 9 p.m. Dec. 29 & 30 — 1 – 5 p.m. Dec. 31 — 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Jan. 1 & 2 — Closed Jan. 3, 4 & 5 — 3 p.m. – close Jan. 6 — Regular hours resume!

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We're Hiring!

WE'RE HIRING!   Painting with a Twist seeks an Art Instructor to facilitate offsite painting events around the state of Iowa. Locations include hotels, wineries, convention centers, community centers, apartment complexes, colleges, corporate offices, and bars/restaurants. This person will solely focus on the details of offsite events (approx. 15-25 hrs/wk) and usually have an assistant. Duties include but are not limited to: Packing up supplies at the Urbandale stu ... Read More

We Bring the P-ART-Y! Did you know we travel? For groups of 20 or more guests, we can bring the painting party to you. Perfect for gathering with co-workers or an activity at conferences (sorry, no residences!), we bring all the supplies and conduct a class at your location. You simply provide tables and chairs. Please inquire today for more details! ***If there are fewer than 20 guests, a 10-person minimum and $150 travel fee apply.***

NEW: AFTERSCHOOL ART PROGRAM! 6-WEEK SESSIONS FOR KIDS IN GRADES 2-8. Does your child love art? Help them explore and expand their knowledge and skills in our 6-week Afterschool Art Programs. Students will learn about and develop their skills in the elements and principles of art, art history, color theory and mixing, famous painters, painting tools, and painting techniques, among other topics. Snack and juice/water provided; all supplies (including an apron they'll personalize and keep!) incl ... Read More

Who doesn't want a cozy night in with your sweetie? How about with wine and fancy truffles? And a painting kit for two? NOW YOU CAN! Painting with a Twist in Urbandale now offers take-home Date Night painting kits complete with wine and chocolate. Kits include two 16x20 canvases, paints, two sets of paint brushes, paint plates, cups, paper towels, table coverings, written instructions (and a link to how-to video, if available). PLUS, a box of Beligian chocolate truffles and your choice of eithe ... Read More

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*NEW!* Porch Leaners

Now offering PORCH LEANERS! These are 10x47" pine boards that greet the guests at your front door! Perfect for seasonal decorating -- think "Hello, Fall" or "I Smell Children" for Halloween -- or as a year-round "Welcome" sign. You'll love the versatility and customization possibilities. Several classes are already on the calendar for September and October, with many more to come!

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NEW: Zen Collection

WHAT IS ZEN? Merriam-Webster Dictionary says Zen is: "A state of calm attentiveness in which one's actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort."   HOW DOES ZEN APPLY TO PAINTING? We are so caught up in the daily stresses of life (especially now!) that we often forget to slow down, relax, and take time for our mind, body, and soul. Much like Zen meditation, painting has many therapeutic benefits that can make a tremendous difference in our lives. Painting, like Zen me ... Read More

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We're Open!

We're back! In-studio classes have resumed at the Urbandale location, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome you back! We will continue to offer Twist at Home painting kits with curbside pickup as well as virtual classes. Small private parties (with guests of 6 to 12 people) are now available as well. We have measured and marked the studio to comply with social-distancing guidelines. Disposable masks, gloves, and aprons are provided. Hand sanitizer stations have been created. The studi ... Read More

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