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If you see "Pioneer Pub" on your bank statement and aren't sure what that is, let us explain! Pioneer Pub is the LLC that is licensed in the state of Iowa to sell alcohol in the Urbandale Painting with a Twist studio. So when you buy a glass of wine or a beer, you're using your debit or credit car to purchase it from Pioneer Pub. It can be confusing if you see that charge on your debit or credit card bank statement. So don't fear Pioneer Pub, it **LITERALLY** exists solely to make sure you have ... Read More

  If you're looking for a fun and creative way to spend an afternoon, consider visiting our Urbandale studio during Pop In hours! Great for kiddos and adults, couples, solo artists, friends and family groups, coworkers, and more. Our studio offers a variety of DIY art projects for you to choose from, and our friendly and experienced staff will guide you every step of the way.   Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, we have something for everyone. From painting on canvas, ... Read More

  If you're looking for a fun and creative way to spend time with friends or family, consider booking a holiday painting party at Painting with a Twist in Urbandale! Our art studio offers a wide variety of painting classes for all skill levels, and our holiday-themed parties are always a hit.   During a holiday painting party, you and your guests will be guided through the process of creating your own festive masterpiece by a skilled artist. The studio provides all of the supp ... Read More

COMING THIS FALL: Make your own scented soy candles! In a few weeks, we'll be introducing scented candles as a project you can create at our studio. Make one during a Pop In & Paint session or add it to select class reservations. With 25 scents to choose from — plus a mixing guide to create even more scents — you can make the perfect gift this fall and for the holidays. Stay tuned!


June through August, you can now Pop In & Paint on Thursdays, too! Just pop in during these hours, select a painting surface, and paint your heart out! Great afternoon activity for the kids or grandkids. No reservation necessary. Intended for ages 5+.   SUMMER POP IN & PANT HOURS Thursdays: 1–5 p.m.Fridays: 1–5 p.m.Saturdays: 1–5 p.m.Sundays: 1–4 p.m.


School FUNdraisers!

School FUNdraisers! Did you know we host school fundraising events? Throw a painting party with us, invite your school (students, teachers, staff, and parents), and receive a check for up to 50% of the proceeds! It's a fun way to raise some extra money, and guests love creating cool art while supporting their school. These events are also available to specific groups within your school, such as the soccer team, the entire third grade, the marching band, or the debate team, for example. For gr ... Read More


Shoot us a text!

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


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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