Gary is an amazing artist who started with PWAT back in 2016 at the Rockwall location. He is one of the most fun, most creative instructors we have.
Gary was born in St. Louis, but has lived in Texas for 24 years. He spent time in the Air Force where he was a OB Medical Tech He is currently a hairstylist at Gary's in Plano. In his spare time, Gary makes all sorts of neat critters, crafts, woodworking, and costumes. Gary joined the PWAT Garland team in early 2020 when ownership changed and he brings so much to this Garland studio. We are so proud he's a core member of this team.
We are so lucky to have Zandrea as part of our PWAT family! Zandrea originally began her PWAT career when the Wylie studio opened and she's been an integral part of our team ever since. She's a Mom, a wife, and an artist with an engineer's brain. It's an awesome combination to have a left brained artist, it makes her an incredible instructor for PWAT since she can really break down the paintings into the easiest steps. She is so much fun, and very punny... yes we mean punny. LOL
If you want to laugh and have fun, watch for her paintings - she's a blast!
Danna is a self-taught, abstract painter from Rockwall. While Danna has been creating art in various forms throughout her life it was not until 2014, she started to teach at PWAT. She's been teaching at PWAT for the longest of any of our team. She teaches at Rockwall, Garland and the Dallas studios. She can paint literally anything! Danna is the best at maintaining a relaxed, fun environment during a paint class - she will not let you take yourself too seriously.
So much to say about this awesome gal - a football loving, Boy Mom of 2, Delaina ran her own business for years before joining our PWAT family. As the working manager of Rockwall, the Event Coordinator and Marketing Director for both Rockwall & Garland, Delaina is involved in so many aspects of everything we do, that it's no surprise, that she also graces the stage to teach classes as well. She lives and breathes the culture of Painting with a Twist and helps us to create that amazing haven that our customers love and expect.
Christi is one of the newest faces at our studio. She is a self-taught mixed media artist. She started her “art journey” in 2011 by sculpting miniatures and building dollhouses for her daughter.
She creates abandoned miniature houses and dioramas in her spare time. She paints everyday and impressionist art is her passion! Her favorite part about PWAT is the look on everyone’s face when they see what they have created, especially the kids!
April is one of our most seasoned instructors, and the only remaining team member from the former ownership team. She has been teaching PWAT classes for over 5 years! She's a mom of 3, wife, PWAT instructor, and Creative artist. She creates amazing custom cups & tumblers, masks, jewelry and all sorts of awesome gifts for her clients.
She teaches mostly in Rockwall these days, but keep an eye out for special occassions when she's back in Garland. She delivers an awesome party experience, or special night out. (She can also be requested if she's your favorite instructor.)
Christine, the new owner of the Garland studio, does sometimes hop up on stage to teach a class. While she is definitely not as talented of a painter as her team, she makes up for it with energy and enthusiasm. Christine's favorite thing about teaching, or being in the studio in any capacity is spending time with her customers.