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We Peep Some Pumpkins

Fall is an amazing time of year, and nothing is more iconic to fall than the pumpkin! The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word, “pepon,” meaning “large melon,” but the pumpkin itself is believed to have originated in North America thousands of years ago.   While a huge food staple, pumpkins also became an element of décor with the introduction of the Jack-o-Lantern. Based on an Irish myth about Stingy Jack and the Devil, Irish immigrants opted to ... Read More

Art Spotlights

Pay Homage to Your Pet

The best way to pay homage to your pet? Try your hand at painting a portrait of your prized companion! Use your candid photographs to inspire a permanent work of art. Just sign up for a Paint Your Pet session at Twist South Side, email us a picture your pet that our talented artists will hand-sketch onto the product of your selection, then join us to complete your masterpiece. Click here to sign up for August's class.  

Art Spotlights

Paint POUR with a Twist

  Are you looking for a new art style to really amp up your decor game? Or maybe you’re searching for something to pour yourself into or simply a reason to pour yourself a drink. Whatever the goal, Twist South Side's Paint Pour events are just what you need!   Each pour painting is truly one of a kind. Even the same artist will not be able to recreate the same work of art twice. From how you combine paints to how the canvas is tilted, many factors affect the outcom ... Read More


Read Between the Wine

  Painting with a Twist has partnered with global book publisher Simon & Schuster for a Summer Book Club Series promotion. Simon & Schuster will provide a free e-book to every guest that attends an event in the months of July & August (does not include Twist at Home). After attending an event, guests will receive an email with a link, and they will use their email address to redeem their free e-book. E-books are limited to one per email address, so guests attending multiple e ... Read More

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Sip Back & Summer

  Summertime is one of the most highly anticipated seasons of the year. From going to the pool or beach to spending time with friends, there are so many things that we look forward to doing when school is out and the days are long. Twist South Side wants to help you find the perfect way to spend time with your friends and family this summer. So join us, relax, laugh and have something to show for it at the end of your painting class! Fort Lauderdale Breeze Beach Umbrellas A Pascha ... Read More



The Pennsylvania Department of Health acting Secretary, Alison Beam, announced that the state's mask order reflects the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   According to the new guidance, fully-vaccinated people can stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and inside in most situations.   The Department of Health says the masking requirement is still in effect for unvaccinated individuals until 70% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccin ... Read More

Deciding what to get mom for Mother’s Day can be extremely tricky. Should you buy her a gift? Make her something? Give her the gift of quality time? There’s no right or wrong answer to this question, and Twist South Side can help in all of these departments!   For Moms Who Cherish Quality Time: Coordinate a Painting Session One of the most valuable gifts moms can receive is time with her kids. From little ones in diapers to adult children who have lives of their own, moms lov ... Read More

Spring is the perfect time of year to purge your old decor and give your home a new look! From fresh flowers and spring-themed scented candles to seasonal artwork, you can truly make your space come alive with refreshing, springtime energy. Check out these springtime paintings that are sure to give your house a warm-weather makeover.   A Pretty Pink Bouquet   Sunny Bouquet   Lucid Lake in Spring   and many more on our April calendar.

  It's Women's History Month 2021. The month-long celebration is a chance to acknowledge women’s contributions to history, culture, and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. From Abigail Adams to Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth to Rosa Parks, women have been at the forefront of history-making moments in the United States.   The National Women’s History Alliance selects and publishes a yearly theme for Women's Hi ... Read More

Artist Profiles

Spotlight on Jenny Kammerer

Jenny is one of Twist South Side's incredibly talented artists. She specializes in a variety of traditional mediums, as well as digital art. If you haven't noticed yet, Jenny is a horse-lover (shout out to Gibson and the Apocalypse, which can be found on and has even worn her riding outfit to teach class. Speaking of which, she would definitely be voted the studio's "Most Likely to Dress Up" for any occasion, be it holidays or themed paintings. Here is just a sampling of he ... Read More

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