Graphic Designer & Illustrator by day, fun loving painting instructor by night! Blain has a strong passion for all thing creative and tries to channel Bob Ross in every class! When he’s not making amazingly bad jokes in class, you can find him exploring his culinary creativity, both in the kitchen and dining at restaurants all around Nashville. Where your asking him to tell you a groan worthy dad joke, how to paint the perfect happy tree, or where the best bite to eat is—Blaine is here for you!
Heriberto Palacio III, better known as “Eddie”, hails from Bronx, NY and has found roots in Nashville, TN. Marrying Norther Sass and Southern Charm, Eddie will have you feeling spicy and confident as he instructs you on not only how to paint, but how to live your best life! All it takes is one class with Eddie and you will gain the confidence you need to take on any painting, Eddie’s got your back!
Hailing from Long Island, NY, Iliana made the leap to join us down south in 2016. As a master in the glue-and-macaroni arts, Iliana has found her natural creative home instructing art parties here at Painting with a Twist! When she’s not partying with us, you can catch Iliana dancing to her favorite 90s jams while sorting her assorted collections of stamps, rubber ducks, and basically anything she can find at a yard sale!
Raised in Huntsville, AL (a city known for its rocket scientists and engineers), Jessi took an alternate route into a more creative field when she found her safe haven in the art studio throughout those tumultuous high school years. Pursuing a more creative environment, she found her way to Nashville. After graduating college and then having a 9-5 graphic design job for three years, she realized an office job wasn’t really her bag, so now she spends her days teaching fun paintings to you beautiful folks! Her lessons are filled with affirmations and positive vibes. She finds fulfillment in seeing her painters leaving happy with their finished product and overhearing that they had fun!
Meet Jess! She’s bubbly, weird, and ready to paint with you! She might be from Mobile, Alabama, but many Summers spent with family in the TN area make her feel right at home here in the Volunteer State! Her favorite part about PWAT is getting to know our awesome Twisters all while being creative, laughing, and having a great time! Jess likes to spend her free time cooking & writing about delicious foods and hanging out with her pup, Juno. She has a love of all things nerd, lore, and gaming related so be ready for random bits of trivia when painting with Jess!
He’s super talented, awesome, and ready to share his love for painting with you! He’s Ola! Eat, breath, sleep, art – that’s Ola’s life motto! Every class with Ola is a party with one on one attention from the host! He’ll give you the tips and tricks you need to awaken your creative spirit while entertaining you with his fun sense of humor. His signature paint splatter pants might make you believe he’s a fashion designer, but we assure you it’s all painting by-product!
Taylor Sinclair Harris is a visual artist that is inspired by different mediums to create. Her gift allows her to use art in different forms from being a visual artist to makeup and hair artist! She is co owner to the Standard of Style salon where she displays a gallery of her own eccentric , eclectic pieces for clientele to enjoy. Sinclair allows art to flow fluidly through her to create beautiful projects.—this aids her overarching mission to spread self expression!
Taylor Thompson has been teaching at Painting with a Twist since 2016 and recently moved from Chattanooga to join us here in Nashville! Taylor is our resident comedian—her classes are often confused for a night in the comedy club as you’ll be laughing the whole time! Don’t let her extrovert exterior fool you, Taylor can most often be found at home working on getting her first book published, or curled up with her two dogs watching “The Office” for the Millionth time!
Bring your own wine or other beverages.
Ages 15 and up welcome at evening classes; ages 7 and up welcome at morning/afternoon classes.