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Why book a Painting Party?

Looks like art, feels like fun!

We Love to Host Private Parties!


**NOTE** There is a 10-person minimum to host a private event at our studio.
If you have fewer than 10 guests, 10 seats will still need to be paid for.
Alternatively, your group is welcome to join any public class and we'll seat you separately from other guests.
Pop In & Paint sessions or paint-at-home kits may also be good options for your smaller group.

Our Private Studio can accommodate up to 30 painters, minimum 10.

Our Main Studio can accommodate up to 50 painters, minimum 10.

Our Whole Studio can accommodate up to 80 painters — plan a studio takeover!

On-Location (Your Venue) must be able to accommodate at least 20 painters (commerical locations only).


Ages 5 and up. Sorry, no toddlers!

It's best to request your date at least 2 weeks ahead of time; we can book up to 4 months in advance.

Have a favorite artist? You can request them for your event!

How Do I Book a Private Event?

Please complete the Request Party form to automate the process and speed up your reservation. You'll receive links to an Event Agreement and Deposit Request. Then we'll create an event page on our calendar where your guests can register for the class. We'll also send you a link to our library so you can select the featured painting. There is currently a 10-person minimum to host a private party. A $150 non-refundable deposit is required, which goes toward the total amount of your event. Then you just show up and have fun!

What Is the Cost for a Private Event?

There is no extra cost to host a private event in our studio, you just have to meet the 10-person minimum. To calculate the cost for your event, please see prices below and multiply by your number of guests.

1.5-hour kids’ event in the studio: $27/person (11x14" canvas); $30/person (16x20" canvas or 18" wooden cutout)

2-hour adult event in the studio:
$37/person (11x14" canvas); $40/person (16x20" canvas or 18" wooden pallet or cutout); $44/person (tall 10x30" canvas); $45/person (16x20" framed canvas); $50/person (16x20" or 10x30" wood plank boards)

3-hour Paint Your Pet event in the studio:
$54/person (11x14" canvas); $60/person (16x20" canvas); $65/person (16x20" framed canvas)

Private on-location events (adults):
20-person minimum; $37/person (11x14" canvas); $40/person (16x20" canvas); $45/person (16x20" framed canvas); $50/person (16x20" or 10x30" wood plank boards) + $150 non-refundable travel fee; pricing may vary for other surfaces or custom classes (e.g., Paint Your Pet). Must be held at a commercial location; no private residences.

Public on-location events: Your public venue must be able to accommodate at least 20 seated painters and have access to a water source and electrical outlet. Prices vary depend on surface selected, as noted above. Please submit a Party Request or contact the studio for details! 

Can We Make Scented Candles at Our Private Event?

Yes! For any in-studio event, you can add a candle-making session to your individual reservation, or add candles for the entire group, for $20/candle. Our candles are soy wax, have a 40-hour burn life, and we have dozens of scents to choose from. They also make great gifts!

Can Party Hosts Bring Food and Drinks?

Yes, party hosts are welcome to bring in any food items and any non-acoholic beverages. We are NOT a BYOB, so alcoholic drinks are available for purchase at the bar inside our studio. Ask us about local caterers!

What About Alcohol?

Sorry, we are NOT a BYOB, and our liquor license does not allow guests to bring alcohol inside the studio. Wine, beer, cider beers, champagne, vodka sodas, and pop are available for purchase at the bar inside our studio. Water is complimentary. Coffee and hot tea are also complimentary, and made at your request.

Next Steps

  1. 1. Submit a Party Request. We will confirm the date/time and email you an Event Agreement. Sign and return the Agreement.

  2. 2. A non-refundable $150 deposit is required to secure your desired time slot, and goes toward your party total. We’ll send a link for you to pay the deposit online.

  3. 3. We’ll email a link to our painting library so you can select the painting. Selections need to be made at least a week before the event.

  4. 4. Guests will register/RSVP online and any remaining balance must be paid before the party will begin.

  5. 5. Let’s pARTy!

On-Location Parties

  • Public on-location events: Looking for a way to boost business or bring something new to your community? How about hosting a fun and creative painting experience? At no cost to you*, we can bring our supplies, painting know-how, and sparkling personalities to you! If you have a venue that can comfortably seat at least 20 painters and offers food/drinks, we can bring the party to you! Common venues include wineries, breweries, restaruants, large bars/lounges, hotels, event centers, historical sites, community centers, country clubs, apartment complexes, etc. You make the request — we do the rest!

    *We recommend that both of us spend a nominal amount (Facebook ad, printed flyers, etc.) to help promote the event.

  • Private on-location events: We bring the party to you (commercial locations only)! For groups of 20 or more guests, we can bring a fun painting event to your venue. There is a non-refundable $150 travel fee, and we have supplies to accommodate up to 100 guests. You provide the tables and chairs, we handle everything else!

  • Twist at Home parties: Order take-home kits from our website and pick them up at our Urbandale studio. Kits include step-by-step written instructions (many come with videos!) for you to paint at your own pace in your own home.

  • Contact the studio for pricing and options for your group.

Fewer Than 10 Painters in Your Group?

  • Attend a public event: Your group is welcome to attend any of our public events and we’ll seat you separately from other guests to keep you as private as possible!

  • Twist at Home kits: Consider purchasing Twist at Home kits to have a painting party with your group at your home/location!

  • Pop In & Paint: You and your group can stop by the studio on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday afternoon (between 1 and 5 p.m.), select a painting surface, choose a painting (or make a candle!), and have a DIY painting experience in the studio!

Cancellation and Minimum-Painter Policies

A $150 non-refundable deposit with a debit/credit card is required to confirm your party time slot. The debit/credit card will be charged the deposit when booking, and again on the day of the event if your group does not meet the 10-person minimum. The debit/credit card on file will be charged a $50 cancellation fee if the party is cancelled within 48 hours of its scheduled start time and $200 cancellation fee if no one shows up. Cancellations due to weather are determined on a case-by-case basis through postponement/rescheduling or store credit. No monetary refunds will be issued.

We look forward to pARTying with you!

Please use our Party Request Form, call/text 515-252-6311, or email studio283@paintingwithatwist.com for availability. We are happy to walk you through the process to make your party planning a breeze!

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