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Painting with a Twist FAQ

Commonly Asked Questions

Q: What is Painting with a Twist? 
A: Painting with a Twist is fun art, not fine art. It can be a pARTy or a carefree escape! It's about unplugging, relaxing, having fun, and hanging out with your friends and loved ones! While on enjoying your carefree escape, you will be guided by an enthusiastic local artist. You'll receive step-by-step instructions for creating a painting that's all your own. Along the way, you'll laugh, sip your favorite beverage, and unwind with your best peeps by your side. And you don't need any painting experience — just a passion for fun!

Q: Where are you located?

  A: Interesting story!  We are building out a new studio, and will be open in May!  The landlord raised the rent during COVID, and it just was not tenable.  We are doing Virtual ZOOM LIVE events until we open our brand new studio!  

Q: How much is a Painting with a Twist class?
A: Most of our Events are $37.  Kid's events are $31.50.  You can view our calendar here!  Events | Painting Party in Plano, TX | Painting with a Twist

Q: How does Painting with a Twist work?

A: Start with our calendar, select a date, time, and the painting you want to create! When you're ready, click on the painting to reserve your seat. You can make a reservation online.  When completing your reservation online, you'll be asked to provide your name, contact information, the names of the people in your painting party, your billing address, and payment information. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.  For our virtual events, we will contact you to arrange a convenient pick up!  

Q: How do virtual events work?

A: You book your reservation through our calendar, and our phenomenal local instructor will be teaching the step by step instructions for the painting LIVE via ZOOM. Your Zoom link will be in your confirmation email.  We will then prepare your virtual event kits, and contact you to schedule a convenient pick up.  We have scheduled pick ups on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 12pm. We prepare your kits the week of your event, and will contact you to confirm your preferred pick up day.  With our virtual events, you can paint anywhere and with friends and loved ones no matter where they are at!  We ship nationwide!  It's a pretty cool experience!  On the day of your event, you can log in and enjoy a carefree escape with us!  

Q: Is Painting with a Twist BYOB?
A: Yes. You can drink whatever you want in our virtual events. In studio, you can bring almost any alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy during your painting party. (No hard liquor, please.) You can also bring your favorite snacks. Sweet, savory, sugar-coma-inducing — we don't care! Bring whatever makes your heart happy. Popular snacks include pizza, cheese, crackers, chips and dip, cookies, veggie trays, chocolates, and cupcakes.  

Q: Can you bring beer to Painting with a Twist?
A: Yes. Again, you can do what you want in our virtuals.  In studio, you can bring beer to Painting with a Twist. We're a "paint and sip" studio, remember? If you're 21+, you can bring everything from a 12-pack of beer to a bottle of vintage Cabernet Sauvignon! Hard liquor is NOT permitted in our studio  

Q: Do you tip at Painting with a Twist? 
A: Tips are appreciated but never expected. If you had a great experience with your instructor, let them know!  

Q: Does Painting with a Twist provide cups?
A: We provide wine openers and plastic cups.  

Q: Does Painting with a Twist provide wine and wine glasses?
A: We do not provide wine or wine glasses; however, we do provide wine openers and plastic cups.

Q: How long is a Painting with a Twist class? 
A: It depends on the class! (Also, who puts a time limit on fun?!) Kids classes tend to last about an hour and a half. We also offer two and three-hour classes for adults.

Q: Is Painting with a Twist hard? 
A: Is jello hard? Is having fun with your besties hard? Painting with a Twist is all fun, no fear!  It's art, inspiration, and play! Painting with a Twist is one of the few places where you can let your hair down and let out a laugh without worry. You're doing everything exactly as you're supposed to. No painting experience required! Our instructors will walk you through everything you need to know to create your painting.

Q: What brand/kind of paint does Painting with a Twist use? 
A: We use acrylic paints. Paint brands can vary from studio to studio.

Q: What size canvas does Painting with a Twist use? 
A: Most canvases are 16 x 20 inches; however, canvas size (and even painting surfaces) can vary! Check out our calendar at Events | Painting Party in Plano, TX | Painting with a Twist to view upcoming painting styles, sizes, and surfaces.

Q: Who owns Painting with a Twist? 
A: Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney founded Painting with a Twist in 2007. Since then, Painting with a Twist has grown to be a franchise family of 300+ locations!

Q: Do you offer Painting with a Twist gift cards?
Yes! We make it easy to give fun painting experiences to friends and loved ones. Purchase a gift card online today. Gift cards can be redeemed towards painting events online with a click of a button or at any of our studio locations around the country. Painting with a Twist gift cards do not have expiration dates!

Q: Do you do Private Parties?
A: Yes. We can help make any group occasion a fun and memorable one. Plan your next private party, bachelorette party, birthday party, or team building event with Painting with a Twist today! Click for more information on our Private Paint Parties.

Painting Class Questions 

Q: When do you post a new monthly schedule?
A: The following month's classes are published on the 15th of the current month.

Q: Do you do reserved seating?
A: Yes. A paid reservation will guarantee your seat. If you are coming with others, please indicate the name of the group or party members to be seated together.

Q: At what time should I arrive for class?
A: Fifteen to 20 minutes prior to class so that you have time to unwind, visit with friends, and breathe before we get started.

Q: How old do you need to be to paint with Painting with a Twist?
A: Check the age requirements for the specific painting event you're interested in attending. Family Paint Days accommodate painters ages 7+ prior to 7 pm. NO infants or toddlers in any session, including private parties. We welcome painters ages 13+ during weekday evenings (Mon-Thurs). Friday and Saturday nights are for ages 17+. NO exceptions. You must be 21 years old with proper ID to consume alcoholic beverages. We reserve the right to ask for ID.

Q: Will my painting be dry by the end of the night?
A: Yes. If there are a few damp places, there are blow dryers to dry them quickly.

Q: What should I wear to Painting with a Twist? 
A: A tutu, a tee-shirt, jeans, and a sombrero… whatever you'd like to wear and feel comfortable in! We think fun trumps fancy any day of the week. We have aprons to protect your clothing.

Q: I'm more of an early bird. Does Painting with a Twist have morning classes?
A: We cater to early birds and night owls alike! Check out Coffee and Canvas if you'd rather sip a dark roast than a dark malbec. Many studio locations offer morning and midday classes!  

Q: Can my friends hang out and NOT paint?
A: All attendees painting or not must purchase a seat in advance. We recommend that EVERYONE paints! Who wants to watch paint dry anyway?! :) If space allows, we can accommodate a limited number of non-painting guests for Private Parties.

Q: Do I need a reservation?
A: Yes. Reservations are required. Payments can be made online with MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover Card.  All payments for online reservations are processed at the time the reservation is made. We do not take credit card information through email.

Q: What happens if I have to cancel my reservation?
A: PWAT CANCELLATION POLICY APPLIES TO THIS EVENT:

  • 48 hours or more notice to cancel attendance in event: Complimentary Credit valid for three months from the issue date.
  • If you have to cancel, call or email your local studio as soon as possible.

Q: What if me and my friend are the only ones who sign up?
A: Our minimum class size is five. If we have fewer than five registered guests, the class may be canceled and a refund or store credit will be issued.

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 or Gift Certificates will be processed.

Q: Can I walk-in before a class? 
A: Walk-ins are always welcome, though we cannot guarantee a spot without a reservation. Friday and Saturday night classes have a tendency to sell out. 

Food Questions 

Q: Can we bring food and drinks?
A: Yes. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, or load up a picnic basket or cooler! Easy-to-munch finger foods are always popular treats.

Q: Can we bring wine or beer?
A: Yes. You can bring wine, beer or champagne. Hard liquor is NOT permitted in our studio. Guests must be 21 to consume alcohol.

Q: Do you have cups, plates, and napkins?
A: Yes, plastic cups, plates, napkins, forks, and wine bottle openers are provided. Buckets for ice are available, too. We do NOT provide ice.

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