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Painting with a Twist FAQ

Due to COVID-19 our offerings and requirements are subject to change. Please see our calendar for updated class and kit information, or contact the studio directly at  Due to current restrictions, Virtual Events are a great option for gathering with friends in a safe setting, from the comfort of your home. Kids events are also great options for Virtual Classes. 

What is 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 primarily 16x20 inch canvas and teach the class step by step how to complete the specific painting for the day. Most of our guests have no painting experience and all of them have great success!

How does this work?

We have an Event Calendar that displays the specific paintings we will be teaching and at what date and time. If you see a painting you like and it's scheduled on a day you can attend you can go ahead and make a reservation online or call the studio during office hours to reserve by phone. The artist instructor will guide the whole class on how to complete the specific painting. Bring your drinks and snacks to enjoy during class if you would like.

How much does it cost?

2hr classes are $37-$45 per person depending on the class.

3hr classes are $47 per person.

Paint Your Pet classes are $55 per person

Can I just paint whatever I want?

We will provide step by step instructions for the scheduled painting. If you want to do your own thing, go for it, but there will not be step by step guidance on how to complete it.

How do I book a private party?

Call us during office hours to check availability for the date you want. We will need a credit card number on file to reserve a party date and time for you. Please see Party Info page for further details.

How do I sign up a group to attend an open to the public class?

Option 1: Select the number of seats you want to reserve for the specific class online and pay online.

Option 2: Ask everyone in your group to reserve individually online and to specify group name or point person in the "Special Requests" box.

Do I have to make a reservation? Can I just walk in?

Advance payment is required for all reservations. We are limiting contact in transactions. Some classes sell out. Also, if there are not any reservations for a class, we may cancel the class or switch the painting. We set up a painting station for each person. Please make a reservation so we can set up for you and have you seated appropriately with your group if you are joining one.

When will you be doing (insert painting name) again?

We try to provide a combination of old favorites and new paintings on each calendar. If there is a painting your really want to see on the next calendar, email us at and we might be able to accommodate your request. We have many paintings that we rotate through. We love to hear what your requests are.

Can I bring something to drink other than wine? What kind of food/snacks can I bring?

You can bring any alcoholic or non alcoholic beverage to enjoy during class. You can bring any food or snacks. Food is not allowed in the studio at this time to keep the risk of potential spread lower. BYOB drinks are allowes as long as mask is put back on after a drink. Please bring cups, ice and bottle openers if needed.

Can I stop in anytime and paint?

We hold classes at specific times and those are the only times guests can come in and paint. To join a class, please view our calendar, select a painting you like and register online or call us to reserve with a credit card number.

Can kids come to class too?

Our classes are intended to be an adult getaway to relax and have time to themselves or socialize with their friends. We allow ages 18 and up to our regular classes.  Kids younger than the age of 18 are welcome to attend classes that are labeled "All Ages" or "Ages 10+".  We can do private parties for kids, such as a birthday party. See Party Info for more details on that.

When do you post a new monthly schedule?

The calendar is posted by the 15th of every month.

Will my painting be dry at the end of the night?

Yes, if there are a few damp places we have hair dryers which will dry them quickly.

What do you provide?

We provide everything that is needed to paint (canvas, easel, paint, brushes, apron...) and we also provide wine openers, cups, plates and napkins.

What do I wear?

Wear whatever is comfortable and you don't mind if a little paint gets on it. We do supply aprons, but if you by chance get paint on your clothes and it dries, it will not come out. If you catch it while it's still wet you can usually get it out with some soap and water.

What size is the canvas?

We have classes on 16x20 inch canvas, 10x30 inch canvas, 12x12 inch canvas, 18 inch shiplap, and 10.5x26 inch pine plank boards. The size and surface will be indicasted when you make your reservation online. 

What if I'm late? Can I still paint?

Arrive 15-20 minutes early to get uncorked, smocked, & in your seat! Painting will begin promptly at the time listed. If you are late to class, you may not be allowed to paint and forfeit your payment. Painting With a Twist is more than just a painting, it's a step-by-step experience! Arriving late to your session will not allow you or your fellow classmates the best possible experience. 

What is your refund policy?

A refund or store credit will be given to individuals canceling with at least 24 hours notice. "No shows" will not be issued a store credit or refunds. Please email or leave a message if calling after hours. 512 371 9488. For private party refund policy please see Party Info.

How do I cancel a reservation?

To cancel your reservtaion for the North Austin, TX studio, please email us or call. (512 371 9488, If we do not answer the phone please leave a message and also email us. Painting with a Twist studios are individually owned. Please be sure to contact the studio you made a reservation at. We have a 24hr cancellation policy so as long as you let us know at least 24hrs in advance of the class time you are eligible for a refund, or if you reserved  with a card on file and and were going to pay the night of the class your card will not be charged for a missed reservation as long as you let us know 24hrs in advace or more. No shows without a notice of cancelling will not recieve a refund.

Painting with a Twist reserves the right to cancel classes for unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will be notified at least 24 hours prior to class time and refunds will be processed.

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