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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 live BYOB painting event taught by a stage artist. You will receive step-by-step instructions for creating a painting that's all your own. Along the way, you will laugh, sip your favorite beverage, and unwind with your best peeps by your side. And you do not 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 mostly range from $35 to $69. 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 the date, time, and painting you want to create! When you are ready, click on the painting to reserve your seat. When you complete your reservation online, you will 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 beverage, and get the crew together. It's time to raise your glass and your paintbrush! 

Q: What happens if I have to cancel my reservation?
A: Must cancel by phone or e-mail 24 hours prior to the event if you would like a refund (less the class cancelation fee), or a full store credit. NO EXCEPTIONS, in order to do what we do best. Refunds or store credits will not be issued for inadequate cancellation notice, within 24 hours of class, or no-shows. There are CANCELATION FEES ASSOCIATED WITH CREDIT CARD REFUND REQUESTS. Paint your Pet, Porch Leaners, and other specialty classes for which we sketch, require a 7-day cancellation, as these classes are labor intensive and we prepare well in advance. Private Event hosts follow the cancellation policy terms outlined in the Private Event Agreement signed by the host.

We reserve the right to cancel the class if our minimum of 4 seats has not reserved within 24 hours of class, or for unforeseen circumstances. A full refund will be issued.

Q: Is Painting with a Twist BYOB?
A: Yes. You can bring almost any alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy during your painting party. (No hard liquor, please.) You can also bring a snack or desert.

Q: Can you bring beer to Painting with a Twist?
A: Yes. You can bring beer to Painting with a Twist. If you are  21+, you can bring anything from beer, to a bottle of vintage Cabernet Sauvignon! Hard liquor is NOT permitted in our studio.

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

Q: Does Painting with a Twist provide cups?
A: We provide wine openers and plastic cups.  

Q: Does Painting with a Twist provide wine and wine glasses?
A: We do not provide wine, or wine glasses. We provide wine openers and plastic cups.

Q: How long is a Painting with a Twist class? 
A: We offer two and three hour classes for adults. Kids classes are about an hour and a half. 

Q: Is Painting with a Twist hard? 
A: 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. No painting experience required! Our instructors will walk you through everything you need to know to create your painting.

Q: What 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 16x20 in; however, canvas size (and even painting surfaces) can vary! We also paint on wood, and make Porch Leaners! 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! The Farragut studio is locally owned.

Q: What time does Painting with a Twist open and close? 
A: Hours vary each day, depending on classes.

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 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. Make any life event memorable with us. 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: 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: How early should I arrive for class?
A: About 5-10 minutes prior to class, so that you have time to unwind and visit with friends before we get started.

Q: Minimum age?
A: Family Paint Days accommodate painters of most ages. Every paining is different and kids will always surprise you with their talent. Please check the calendar to decide on what you and your child/children would like to paint. NO infants or toddlers in any session. We do not recommend bringing children to the late night weekend classes. Please keep in mind some guests may be drinking wine while painting at our studio.

Q: Will my painting be dry by the end of the night?
A: Yes. If any of the surface is not dry, there are blow dryers to dry quickly.

Q: What should I wear to Painting with a Twist? 
A: A tutu, a tee-shirt, jeans, 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. All payments for online reservations are processed at the time the reservation is made. We do not take credit card information through email.

Q: Can I walk-in before a class? 
A: We do not recommend this. We can not guarantee a spot without a reservation. We sometimes are able to seat walk-ins.

Q: Can we bring food and drinks?
A: Yes. Feel free to bring drinks and snacks. Easy-to-munch finger foods are great.

Q: Can we bring wine or beer?
A: Yes. You can bring wine, beer or champagne. Hard liquor is not permitted in our studio. Guests must be 21 to consume alcohol.

Q: Do you have cups, plates, and napkins?
A: Only plastic cups and wine bottle openers are provided. We do not provide ice.

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