Emily is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has been an artist at Painting with a Twist since April 2015 and current studio manager. The thing Emily loves the most about teaching at Painting with a Twist is going from being total strangers to feeling like fast friends by the time the class is over! When she's not painting at home, you can find her playing board games or Frisbee golf in the park.
Kama has been an artist at Painting with a Twist since December 2010. She received a Bachelor of Interior Design degree from LSU. She has two beautiful daughters, Cassidy and Ashley, both with lots of artistic talent. A lifelong water lover, she lives in Mandeville near Lake Pontchartrain. Her favorite thing about working at PWAT is interacting with a variety of different people and seeing them surprise themselves with their undiscovered talents.
Rob has been an artist at the Mandeville studio since February 2016. Rob grew up in Small town, USA, before moving off to Austin, Texas in his early twenties to soak up all the culture it has to offer. He moved back to Louisiana to complete his undergrad degree in printmaking in his early late twenties. He is allergic to pets.
Julianna started at Painting with a Twist in 2017. She is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. She has two dogs at home that she loves Abigail Adams and Duke. You may also recognize her from Colombia Street Mercantile and that also where she gets her impeccable fashion sense. Join one of Julianna's classes and you'll sure to be in for a treat! She's fun and very talented!
Rachael is an artist, hand lettering enthusiast, and casual book-reader residing in the greater New Orleans area. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech/Theatre with a minor in English from Louisiana Tech University. She enjoys hiking and being outdoors, sifting through thrift shops for treasures, and getting paint on every article of clothing that she owns. Although having never had formal training in painting or drawing, there was never a time in her life when she wasn’t creating art of some sort, whether that was visual or performing.
Therese has been at Painting with a Twist since April 2013, and is a Covington native. She minored in art at University of Southern Mississippi with a major in Psychology. Therese works mainly in oils, along with acrylics creating unique abstract design for both commissions and her personal art portfolio.
Ryan is originally from Franklinton, Louisiana. After earning his degree from SLU he moved to New York City where he spent the next nine years. While there Ryan studied classical painting at the Teaching Studios of Art in Brooklyn. Ryan met his wife Heather in Brooklyn in 2009 and was able to drag her back to Louisiana when the two moved to Mandeville in 2010. Since then Ryan has been working as a portrait painter, metal artist, and teaching at PWAT! In September of 2015 Ryan and Heather welcomed their new daughter Harper Eden into the world!
Jane is a Baton Rouge native who now resides in Covington with her husband, two pit bulls, two boa constrictors, and a tarantula. She specializes in animal-themed artwork and loves all animals, especially snakes, dogs, and horses. When she is not busy instructing and creating artwork at Painting With A Twist, she is pursuing her passion of field herpetology. She loves football and is a die-hard LSU Tigers and Denver Broncos fan. She has worked at Painting With A Twist since 2011.
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AGES 18 & UP unless otherwise noted in the class description. Infants and toddlers below the age of 6 are not allowed in the studio, with an exception for private events.