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Painting with a Twist FAQ

Commonly Asked Questions

Q: What is Painting with a Twist? 
A: Painting with a Twist is fun art, not fine art. It's a party! It's about creating memories! Bring your friends and loved ones to a Painting with a Twist near you for a live painting event taught by an enthusiastic local artist. You'll receive step-by-step instructions for creating a painting that's all your own. Along the way, you'll laugh, sip your favorite beverage, and unwind with your best peeps by your side. And you don't need any painting experience — just a passion for fun!

Q: How much is a Painting with a Twist class?
A: Painting with a Twist class prices range from $29-$58. View your local studio's monthly calendar for event prices.

Q: How does Painting with a Twist work? 
A: Start with your local studio's event calendar to select a date, time, and painting you want to create! When you're ready, click on the painting to reserve your seat. You can make a reservation online or call the studio during business hours to reserve by phone. If you complete your reservation online, you'll be asked to provide your name, contact information, the names of the people in your painting party, your billing address, and payment information. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. When it's time to create your painting, pack your favorite beverages and snacks, and get the crew together to head to your local studio. It's time to raise your glass and your paintbrush! 

Q: Is Painting with a Twist BYOB?
A: Yes, FOR PRIVATE PARTIES ONLY. You can bring ALMOST any alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy during your painting party. (NO HARD LIQUOR, PLEASE - THIS STUDIO IS WINE OR BEER ONLY FOR PRIVATE EVENTS) | You can also bring your favorite snacks. Sweet, savory, sugar-coma-inducing — we don't care! Bring whatever makes your heart happy. Popular snacks include pizza, cheese, crackers, chips and dip, cookies, veggie trays, chocolates, and cupcakes.  

Q: Can you bring wine or beer to a Open to the Public Event at Painting with a Twist-HAMPTON?
A: NO.  VA ABC LAW does NOT permit BYOB for open to the public events. 

Q: Do you tip at Painting with a Twist? 
A: Tips are appreciated but never expected. If you had a great experience with your instructor, let them know!  

Q: Does Painting with a Twist provide cups?
A: Yes.  

Q: Does Painting with a Twist provide wine and wine glasses?
A: We do not provide wine or wine glasses for Private Events, however, we do provide wine bottle openers and individually wrapped plastic cups.

Q: How long is a Painting with a Twist class? 
A: It depends on the class!  Kids classes tend to last about an hour and a half. We also offer two and three-hour classes for adults.

Q: How many Painting with a Twist locations are there? 
A: There are 300+ Painting with a Twist locations across the country, and the Twister family is always growing! Learn more about franchise opportunities to become part of our story.

Q: Is Painting with a Twist hard? 
A: Is jello hard? Is having fun with your besties hard? Painting with a Twist is all fun, no fear. It's art, inspiration, and play! Painting with a Twist is one of the few places where you can let your hair down and let out a laugh without worry. You're doing everything exactly as you're supposed to. No painting experience required! Our instructors will walk you through everything you need to know to create your painting.

Q: What brand/kind of paint does Painting with a Twist use? 
A: We use acrylic paints. Paint brands can vary from studio to studio.

Q: What size canvas does Painting with a Twist use? 
A: Most canvases are 16 x 20 inches; however, canvas size (and even painting surfaces) can vary! Check your local studio calendar to view upcoming painting styles, sizes, and surfaces.

Q: Who owns Painting with a Twist? 
A: Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney founded Painting with a Twist in 2007. Since then, Painting with a Twist has grown to be a franchise family of 300+ locations!

Q: What time does Painting with a Twist open and close? 
A: Hours vary. Find your local studio for Painting with a Twist hours near you.

Q: Do you offer Painting with a Twist gift cards?
Yes! We make it easy to give fun painting experiences to friends and loved ones. Purchase a gift card online today. Gift cards can be redeemed towards painting events online with a click of a button or at any of our studio locations around the country. Painting with a Twist gift cards do not have expiration dates!

Q: Do you do Private Parties?
A: Yes. We can help make any group occasion a fun and memorable one. Plan your next private party, bachelorette party, birthday party, or team building event with Painting with a Twist today! Click for more information on our Private Paint Parties.

Q: Is Painting with a Twist hiring? 
A: We're always looking for people who love fun as much as we do! Check out our current job postings on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Simply Hired, or other hiring websites for current openings. You can also email your local studio directly. 

Painting Class Questions 

Q: When do you post a new monthly schedule?
A: The following month's classes are published on the 15th of the current month.

Q: Do you do reserved seating?
A: Yes. A paid reservation will guarantee your seat. If you are coming with others, please indicate the name of the group or party members to be seated together.

Q: At what time should I arrive for class?
A: Fifteen minutes prior to class so that you have time to unwind, visit with friends, and breathe before we get started.

Q: How old do you need to be to paint with Painting with a Twist?
A: Check the age requirements for the specific painting event you're interested in attending. Family Paint Days accommodate painters ages 7+ prior to 7 pm. NO infants or toddlers in any session, including private parties. We welcome painters ages 13+ during weekday evenings (Mon-Thurs). Friday and Saturday nights are for ages 18+.  unless otherwise noted or private event. You must be 21 years old with proper ID to consume alcoholic beverages. We reserve the right to ask for ID.

Q: Will my painting be dry by the end of the night?
A: Yes. If there are a few damp places, there are blow dryers to dry them quickly.

Q: What should I wear to Painting with a Twist? 
A: A tutu, a tee-shirt, jeans, and a sombrero… whatever you'd like to wear and feel comfortable in! We think fun trumps fancy any day of the week. We have aprons to protect your clothing.

Q: I'm more of an early bird. Does Painting with a Twist have morning classes?
A: We cater to early birds and night owls alike! Check out Coffee and Canvas if you'd rather sip a dark roast than a dark malbec. Many studio locations offer morning and midday classes!  

Q: Can my friends hang out and NOT paint?
A: All attendees painting or not must purchase a seat in advance. We recommend that EVERYONE paints! Who wants to watch paint dry anyway?! :) If space allows, we can accommodate a limited number of non-painting guests for Private Parties.

Q: Do I need a reservation?
A: Yes. Reservations are required. Payments can be made online with MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover Card or by calling your local studio. All payments for online reservations are processed at the time the reservation is made. We do not take credit card information through email.

Q: What happens if I have to cancel my reservation?

  • 48 hours or more notice to cancel attendance in class: Full Refund or Complimentary Credit valid for three months from the issue date.
  • 48 hours - 4 hours notice to cancel attendance in class: NO REFUND - A Complimentary Credit will be issued valid 3 months from the issue date.
  • 4 hours notice or less to cancel attendance in class: NO REFUND/NO CREDIT.

If you have to cancel, call or email your local studio as soon as possible.

No refunds or store credits will be issued for no-shows or cancellations after the class has started.

Any refunds issued will be made by paper check to the guest not processed through the online credit card processing system, unless the class was canceled or postponed by the studio.

Store credits or refunds will not be issued for a cancellation made on your behalf.

Q: What if me and my friend are the only ones who sign up?
A: Our minimum class size is FOUR. If we have fewer than four registered guests, the class may be canceled and a refund or store credit will be issued.

Painting with a Twist reserves the right to cancel classes for unforeseen circumstances.

Registrants will be notified at least 24 hours prior to class time and refunds or Gift Certificates will be processed.

Q: Can I walk-in before a class? 
A: It depends on the class. We cannot guarantee a spot without a reservation. Friday and Saturday night classes have a tendency to sell out. 

Food Questions 

Q: Can we bring food and non-alcoholic drinks?
A: Yes. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, or load up a picnic basket or cooler! Easy-to-munch finger foods are always popular treats.

Q: Do you have cups, plates, and napkins?
A: Yes, plastic cups, plates, napkins, forks, and wine bottle openers are provided. Buckets for ice are available, too. We do NOT provide ice.

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