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Painting with a Twist FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

You have Questions!? We have Answers! After reading this FAQ, please email us at studio096@paintingwithatwist.com and we will be sure to give the additional details you need!

What is Indy Painting with a Twist?

Painting with a Twist is a fun art studio for anyone interested in painting! In our classes we use acrylic paints on various sized canvases and wooden boards. An artist will teach the class step by step through the specific painting of the day. Most of our guests have no painting experience and all of them have great success! 

How does PWAT Indy work?

  • We have a calendar of classes online with both Public Events and Private Parties - we post the next month's calendar around the first of each month. The art shown is the painting being taught in class on that date and time. 
  • Classes marked PRIVATE PARTY are events where groups have reserved our private studio in advance and are closed to the public. You must be invited by the host/organizer to attend a Private Party.
  • All other classes shown on the calendar are open to the public (noting the age restrictions). The art shown on the calendar is the painting that will be taught on the day/time listed for the art shown.
  • You can come to a public class alone, or with as many friends as you can round up - everyone can register separately but still be seated together! Have everyone state in seating requests when they register ONE designated name from the group (i.e. sitting with Annie Artist!) and we do our best to seat your group all together as long as the request is made prior to the event time! 
  • Classes are 1 ½, 2 hours or 3 hours long, depending on the art chosen - class times noted on calendar and in the class decriptions.
  • Age Recommendations are stated in every class description.  
  • Summary: View the calendar of classes, find a painting you like, register online, and arrive for class no less than 10 minutes prior to class time and prepare for a relaxing and fun art session! 
  • All classes have a class description with details for that class - please reference the class description for specific details including the recommended age to attend the class or requirements.
  • Note: Everyone must pre-register and have a paid seat to stay on premises during all classes (Except some FAMILY Classes will allow 1 parent to attend without purchasing a seat). Please observe the recommended ages for each class. Babies, infants and toddlers are not allowed in any classes.

Common questions:

Can I join class without a reservation?

Pre-registration is required to attend class - payment due at the time of registration. To join a class, please view our event calendar, select a painting you like and register online no less than 30 minutes before class time or call ahead to register by phone. 

Can I stop in anytime and paint?

Check out our Pop In & Paint page for information and times when you can come in a paint one of our paintings. These are DYI called and are not instructor led.

I have a big group do I need to reserve the private studio?

If you have the minimum number of guests, 8 paid reservations during week or 10 paid reservations on Friday-Sunday, you can reserve the private studio, but a large group is also welcome in our public classes! We seat you all together and you will have a blast! This is the perfect solution for any group unsure if they will have enough participation to reserve the private studio! If you have a large group we can accommodate you with ease, please call the studio for additional details on planning a private event! 

Do I need to bring anything with me to paint?

Your reservation fee includes everything you need to create a beautiful and unique painting! When you arrive you are supplied with an apron, canvas, brushes, paints and step-by-step art instruction throughout the class. When class is done, your artwork is ready to take home and hang. 

Are we allowed to bring in beverages and food? 

No. Outside food and beverages, including travel mugs are NOT allowed. Exception is for Private Parties. Please see Parties for details.

Can my friends come and watch us without painting?

Everyone needs a paid reservation to stay on premises during class, except during some FAMILY classes where 1 parent may be allowed to attend without purchasing a seat. Please read the class description to see the rules for FAMILY classes. 

Is there an age limit?

Yes, public classes during the week are age 13+, weekend evening classes are 18+, family classes usually start at 5. Please review the age listed on the class as there may be expections. 

Please note that it is the law that you have to be 21 years old to consume alcoholic beverages. 

Can my child come with me to paint?

We love our young artists and have specific classes on our calendar with the younger artists in mind! Look for the classes marked FAMILY. We typically have our FAMILY classes on Saturday or Sunday. Please see each Class Description for the recommended age allowed to attend that class! 

Please note babies, infants and toddlers are not permitted to attend classes.

Calendar of Classes:

Our calendar is published every month around the 1st for the next month. Please see each Class Description for details and ages allowed in each class.

If you see artwork on another PWAT calendar, feel free to email your suggestions to us! Every studio uses the same art gallery to make their calendars and it is fun to look at the different paintings featured in the other studios!

Private Events/Corporate Team Events:

Please email the studio at studio096@paintingwithatwist.com to start the process of booking a private event. Details about the requirements and process are also listed on our Party Page on our website! We can accommodate daytime events as well as off-site events and look forward to discussing ways we can bring a unique experience your team will remember! 

Will you come to my home?

Unfortunately, we do not go into private residences. Paint tends to go everywhere and I don't want to ruin anyone's decor with the permanent paint. If you change your mind and want to paint in the studio, we have the perfect place for your private party! Our studio is designed to give you the best painting experience.

Cancellation Policy:

Please note our policy to cancel applies to individuals in all public & private events. We understand that things come up, and will always try to be flexible, but ask that you give us as much notice as possible if you need to reschedule. We thank you for contacting the studio to let us know you won't be able to attend class so we may offer your seat to someone else.

  • We ask that you contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot make it to your reserved class.
  • Cancellations made before 24 hours will be issued a gift certificate valid only at the Painting with a Twist – Indy location.
  • If we are not notified within 24 hours, you will be charged the full amount and no refunds or store credit will be issued. Materials may be forfeited.

Bad Weather Policy: 

Class will cancel if a weather emergency is declared or we determine the roads to be too unsafe to travel on, otherwise our cancellation policy is as stated above. In the rare case of a class cancelling due to poor weather conditions, studio credit will be issued to all registered guests. Please see our website for updates in a case of questionable weather.

Late Arrivals:

In consideration of the others in class, if you arrive 15 minutes or more late you may not be allowed to paint and lose the registration fee. Please arrive no later than 10-15 minutes before the scheduled class time and we will have a blast! 

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