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Welcome to Pop In & DIY at Painting with a Twist – where creativity meets spontaneity! Dive into an array of DIY projects, perfect for all skill levels and ages. Just drop in during our Pop In hours listed below OR reserve a time to come in, choose your favorite project, and create something uniquely yours using our detailed instructions and inspiration guides.

Projects include scented candles, various sizes of canvas, wooden cutout shapes, wooden shiplap pallets, and pine boards. We have a binder of 200+ painting options for you to choose from (or we can pull a painting right off the wall!) that have written instructions for you reference as you work. Our helpful staff will set up a station for you with all of the supplies you'll need, and answer any questions while you're creating.

Featured Projects

Walk-In Hours

The following days and times are available if you just want to stop in. Please note that some projects can take longer than others!

Please arrive at least 90 minutes prior to end time to ensure you have enough time to complete your project

  • Sunday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Monday: No walk in hours
  • Tuesday: No walk in hours
  • Wednesday: No walk in hours
  • Thursday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Holiday and Special Hours

  • Thursday, April 25: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 2: 4:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Reserve a Time

Select a specific time! You can let us know the day and time you want to come in so we can have your supplies ready and a table reserved!

Here's how it works!

  1. Pop In

    Visit our studio during "Pop In" hours (or make a reservation in advance). Hours and reservations vary by studio.

  2. Pick Your Project

    Choose any art piece you'd like to create!

  3. DIY

    We’ll provide all the materials and instructions you need to do-it-yourself!

Rather attend an event led by one of our artists?


Answers to your questions

When can I pop in to paint?

Pop In & Paint at the Urbandale studio Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (1–5 p.m.) You can make a reservation or just pop in during those hours and create whatever project you'd like.

How does it work?

Simply pop in during the designated Pop In hours above, choose what project/painting you'd like to do, and get started! We have binders with 300+ paintings with written instructions that you can reference as you work. We'll set up all the supplies you'll need, and our helpful staff will be there if you need assistance or have a question.

What types of projects can I do?

There are several projects to choose from, such as scented candles, or painting on canvas or wood.

How much does it cost?

Project pricing is listed below. There is NO studio/sitting fee, so the cost shown here is what you pay (plus tax):

  • Make Your Own Scented Candle: $20
  • Canvas: $25 for 11x14"; $35 for 16x20"; $40 for 16x20" framed canvas; $40 for 10x30"
  • Wooden Cutouts (various shapes): $30
  • Wooden Shiplap Pallet: $35
  • Wood Plank Boards: $45 for 16x20" or 10x30"
  • Wood Porch Leaner: $50 for 10x47"

How long does a project take?

Most guests spend 1.5 to 2 hours on their paintings; scented candles takeabout 20 minutes to make and 1.5 to 2 hours to solidify.

Can I bring food and drinks?

You're welcome to bring any food items and anything non-alcoholic. We have a bar in the studio if you'd like to purchase alcoholic beverages; bottled water is free.

Is there a minimum age?

As with our public classes and private events, our youngest painters are at least 5 years old.

Can I hang out while my child paints?

Yes, but please let us know so we can set up accordingly. Maybe you'll decide to make a candle while they paint, or realize that it's more fun to join them! :D

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