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Painting with a Twist FAQ

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 16" x 20" canvas, 10" x 30" canvas, Rebeca Flott 16" x 20" screen art, and other specialty classes. We teach the class step by step in either the 21+ beer/wine bar room or Family room for all age. Most of our guests have no painting experience and all of them have great success!

Other Local Services include:

-Pay to Play: You will have access to our all age room or 21+ room. You can come alone or as a group. You can come and work on any project of your choice, start a new hobby, have a book club, paint club, scrap booking, or any type of project at all! We are offering $15 per person over the age of 5 years old to come and join us Monday- Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm

-After-School Art Programs: We currently provide semester-length art programs at Los Perales and Donald Rheem Elementary of Moraga and John Swett Elementary of Martinez.  If you think your after-school coordinators would be interested in our program please have them contact us! We also are a vendor for several Bay Area homeschool programs for summer camps and every Fall and Spring Semester. You can check to see if we are an approved vendor for your homeschool program or request us to be added to you curriculum through your school program!

-We also host frequent private parties on-location! Great for: Birthday Parties, Team-builders, graduation parties, holiday parties, and more! We are happy to accomodate all age parties in our Family Room. 

Can I stop in anytime and paint?

We hold classes and events at specific times and those are the only times guests can come in and paint. If you did not complete your painting from a prior class we will hold a free S.O.S (Save our Stuff) class two to three times a month for you to come by and complete it. (S.O.S.’s are for all classes but not Pay and Play events) They will be posted online each month. To join a class, please view our calendar, select a painting you like and register online. Pre-registration is recommended for all classes. Walk-ins are welcome for scheduled public classes, but we cannot guarantee there will be seats left!

Are we allowed to bring in beverages and food?

No outside drinks are permitted.  We sell beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks at great prices! You are welcome to bring in your favorite food to enjoy during class! Remember you are painting most of the time so finger foods are best!  You can even order food directly to the studio, provided that you are present to receive it and pay for it.

Beverage Price List:

Red Wines (750ml bottle): 

Intrinsic Red Blend $40 

Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon $35  

Imagery Pinot Noir $30 

Belle Ambiance Cabernet Sauvignon $25 >

White wines (750ml bottle):

Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay $35

Benziger Sauvignon Blanc $30 

Cupcake Moscato $25

Belle Ambiance Chardonnay $20


Sparkling Wines (750ml bottle):

Campo Viejo Brut Cava $25

Mia Sparkling Moscato $28


Personal Size Wines (187ml bottle, $7.75 each)

Cavit Merlot

Cavit Pinot Noir

Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon

Cavit Chardonnay

Cavit Pinot Grigio

Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc

Mia Moscato


Beer ($5 each):

Lagunitas IPA

Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin

Coors Light

Dos Equis

Mike's Hard Lemonade

Redd's Apple Ale

Fat Tire

Crispin Rose Cider


Non-alcoholic drinks ($3 each)


Diet Coke


Orange Juice

Apple Juice



Hot Cocoa


Do I need to bring anything with me to paint?

Your reservation fee includes everything you need to create a beautiful and unique painting! When you arrive you are supplied with an apron, canvas, brushes, paints and step by step art instruction throughout the class! When class is done, your artwork is ready to hang! The only thing you may want to bring are some snacks and pocket change for any drinks you would like to purchase. They are at a very affordable price! Also coffee is provided for during our coffee and canvas classes and pay and Play events. Pay and Play as special modifications so please read the description carefully.

Can my child come with me to paint? [Recommended Ages]

We have a FAMILY ROOM for our younger painters. This could be a daddy/mother/daughter date, whole family fun, teen night, and so forth! the possibilities are endless!

  • Family Day classes are intended for ages 6 and up.(We can accommodate younger, just remember it is THEIR painting not yours, let their creativity shine!)
  • All Ages classes are intended for ages 6 and up. (P.S. -Great with teens, can be dropped off with consent forms signed by guardian.)
  • BAR ROOM classes are for 21+ (Children will not be allowed to stay. This means, no infants, children, or teens. This is state law and is reserved for an adult environment)

Can my friends or family come and watch us without painting?

Everyone needs a paid seat to stay on premises during all classes, except if children need supervision. Adults can stay nearby to supervise their child if they are under 10 years old, but please remember to give your child space to create!

Can I take photos, and do you take photos?

We do take photos and you are more than welcome to! We post our photos once a week on Facebook. You can also tag and brag on our Facebook page for a chance to win our monthly drawing! We also are a public space, so we reserve the rights to take photos: Below is a copy of the notice (This is also available in studio):


When you enter a Painting with a Twist (“PWAT”) event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.

By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by PWAT and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar PWAT events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of PWAT. You release PWAT, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by PWAT or the person or entity designated to do so by PWAT.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event. 

Cancellation Policy: 

We do not issue refunds but if you contact for Cancellation with at least 4 hours’ notice, or greater: Guests will receive store credit for the full value of the class. Cancellation with less than 4 hours’ notice: No refunds will be issued. Please leave a voice message if calling after hours. 925-349-9360

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