Erin has worked for Painting with a Twist since 2009 when the North Austin studio opened. She now manages the North Austin and Round Rock studios. Erin has her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas. In her personal work she paints large scale oil paintings and works as a part time scenic artist for Zach Theatre. She also enjoys cooking, gardening and being a mother.
Kristin A. Hogan graduated Cum Laude with a double major BFA in Sequential Art and Video/Film from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2001. She creates plush sea creatures called “Squid Friends”, which won her a Best of Austin award in 2011. She has shown her work in galleries, craft shows, and ComicCons throughout the US. She loves knee socks, Irish Breakfast tea and her small collection of cats.
Amelie Belcher is a well known award winning guest artist of animation and arts conventions around the United States with over 100 appearances to date. She's well known for her irreverent comic work and stand up comedy style of art education. There's nothing in the world Amelie likes more than teaching people to have fun creating art...well, maybe a few things. Here's a short list: Bad movies, good coffee, puppy breath, and Mid 90's "maybe I should be an action star" Jeff Goldblum. For more about Amelie and all things Amelie related, feel free to check out her website at www.amiarmy.com.
Kelsey Jenkinson grew up in Anchorage Alaska, where she learned to love nature and hate the cold. Kelsey received her BFA in painting from Kansas City Art Institute in 2009, and moved to Austin in 2010, trying to stay warm. Her paintings are inspired by nature and the surrealists. She enjoys coffee, books and podcasts, and is mother to one boy and two cats.
Born and raised in Central Texas, Marjolyn Varano graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Drawing & Painting from the University of North Texas in 2011. Her personal work explores printed text coupled with concepts of relationships and realistic pet portraits of animals that are important to specific individuals. For her own amusement, she loves to travel as much as possible, dance everywhere, take naps, send anonymous gifts to strangers and complete crossword puzzles.
Shelby Elizabeth is an illustrator living and working in Austin, Texas. In 2010, she received her BFA in Illustration with Honors from Ringling College of Art and Design. In addition to painting, Shelby spends her time working in other traditional mediums, such as ink and watercolor painting, creating illustrations to accompany and breathe new life into fables and modern lore. In her free time, she enjoys embroidery, friends, and all things bizarre and beautiful.
This studio is BYOB. Any type of drinks and food are welcome.
As of Sept 1st, 2018, classes are for ages 18 and up unless specified otherwise. Must be 21 and up to consume alcohol. No infants or toddlers allowed in adult classes.