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Fort Walton Beach, FL

255 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Suite B-8
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

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Free 2 hour session!!

Bring this to a class to share and we will give you a free 2 hour session to any class of your us to let us know!

Category: Delicious Recipes

Quotes to live by....

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.

...Earl Nightingale

Category: Quotes to Live By

Slow Cooker Pork Chops!

Yummy Pork Chops!

Category: Delicious Recipes

Painting is fun! Science proves it!

Science proves painting is FUN!!

Category: Spreading Good

Quotes to live by....

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

...Og Mandino

Category: Quotes to Live By

Happy Halloween

Category: All Smiles

Maria Jose Rios Carrillo Suarez




Born in a kingdom far far away, Maria Jose Rios Carrillo Suarez grew up in Quito, Ecuador. Her name might be very long but where she is from this is a common thing. Yes, even the name Jose for a girl is common when it follows the first name Maria. She lived in a castle surrounded by hot boiling lava but don’t let that scare you, she was rescued by her knight in shining armor, an airman from the land of Hurlburt Field. She’s a loaded pistol who likes piña coladas and getting caught in the rain. She is a serial chips and salsa eater that loves dogs, coffee, fashion and Instagram. Her art journey began when her grandma would send her to the top of the dragon guarded castle to finish her coloring books. She then learned how to paint with water colors and other stuff. She hopes to meet you all and spread the love because she loves spending time with people. Even though she may seem quiet at times, it’s not because her mom hit her with the “chancla” too much, she is just a little shy at first. So, if you see a small girl walking around the studio, don’t worry she is not someone’s lost child, it’s our painter Maria. Come say hi!

Category: Artist Profiles

Quotes to live by.....

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

...Abraham Lincoln

Category: Quotes to Live By

Quick Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Shrimp Lovers are gonna LOVE this recipe!

Category: Delicious Recipes

Twista Krista




Krista was born in Canada and began creating art when she could hold a crayon and was introduced to finger paints. When Krista finally tired of fending off grizzly bear attacks and arctic winds, she moved to the US and acquired a BA in Public Administration and a MA in Management and Leadership. Still her love of art never left her side and she always found herself drawn to projects that involved artistic flair. As an adult, Krista has mastered all 120 crayons, making sand angels, the ancient art of finger painting, freelance acrylics, sculptures and murals. When Krista isn't being artsy, she is easily manipulated by peanut butter, poutine (her favorite Canadian dish) and her two spunky teenage girls. Her second love is training, and she is a nationally qualified NPC figure competitor, sprinting coach and personal trainer. If she isn’t at work or the gym, you can usually find her hanging out at one of the beautiful beaches in the area. Krista has happily joined the Painting with a Twist family to show everyone that art is about having fun and creating long-lasting memories.  
In honor of Krista we happily provide you with this Poutine recipe!

Category: Artist Profiles

Quotes to live by....

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

...George Herbert

Category: Quotes to Live By

Fireball Cider Bomb Cocktail!!

Cooler weather is heading our way, why not heat things up with a Fireball Cider Bomb Cocktail?  Sip this and paint with us!  Remember we are BYOB, this might become your new "Go-to" drink!!

Fireball Cider Bomb Cocktail Recipe:



Ice Cubes (approximately 4 or 5 ice cubes)
2 ounces Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
3 ounces apple cider
1-ounce cherry grenadine syrup
Apple slices
Maraschino Cherry


 Fill a glass (highball glass or white wine glass) 1/4 full with ice cubes (you want to chill the drink and not water it down).

 Pour in the Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey and apple cider.  Stir gently until mixed. Slowly drizzle cherry grenadine syrup on top to add a nice red streaked effect.

 Garnish with apple slices and Maraschino Cherry.

 Makes 1 serving.

Category: Delicious Recipes

Quotes to live by.....

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

...Woodrow Wilson

Category: Quotes to Live By

Life Hacks!!

This is some fun stuff!  Check out these Life Hacks!

Category: Simple DIYs

Fun Family Activity

If you need to keep multiple generations of people entertained during your summer family reunion, look no further! Everyone— kids, adults, and grandparents— loves the creative freedom of having a paintbrush in their hand. No art experience is necessary to have fun and create lasting family memories through art. You can bring any snacks and drinks you like. We provide aprons, painting supplies, and instructions. We'll even take care of the cleanup, so you can just relax and have fun together! If you have kids under 18, check our Calendar page for "Family Friendly" classes, and if you have a large family, check our "Party Info" page to book a private event.

Category: All Smiles

Quotes to live by.....

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.
...St. Jerome

Category: Quotes to Live By

Abby Mallet

Abby Mallet

Abby Mallet

“Born to Paint with a Twist”: There once was a girl with a dream. She wanted to grow up and be part of a team. A team that teaches, A team that reaches! Her face lit up and her smile beamed. She colored, she painted, she drew. She crafted, she wrote, she threw. For this is what she loved to do! But the schools were tightening their spending, And so her dream she began mending. For this news left them tattered and torn, But she did not mourn. Instead she picked up her dream and began sending... What did she send you ask? Her resume, is what she had cast Into the job pool, For she was no fool! Living her dream would be no easy task... After some time she did marry, Then a little boy she did carry. She worked, studied, and raised... Her bustling life leaving her in a daze. Till one glorious day she received word That her art aspirations had been heard! They asked, “Can you paint with a twist?” She replied, “It’s all in the wrist!” And so she was hired at last! Now she’s living her dream and having a blast! Come paint with her and you will see How much fun painting can be! So, here is the moral of my tale: When your dreams feel like a ship with no sail, and your job makes you sob; don’t muddle through. Find a job that you truly want to do. For a job is not a job if you love what you do! (Written by Abby Mallet)

Category: Artist Profiles

Try DIY Interior Design!!

Feeling restless?  Crafty? Inspired?  Check this out!!

Category: Simple DIYs

Quotes to live by...

They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.

...Clint Eastwood

Category: Quotes to Live By

The Office Building and Trivia Night! September 26th!

Test your superior brain power in our Office Trivia game and you might win a coveted "Dundie"!

You can also have a Private Paint Party with us and choose any painting g(including this one!) from our library of over 7,000 images!!

Category: Art Spotlights