Come meet our artists! We have a beautifully diverse group of ladies who are amazing at what they do. They are the key to your experience. Come let our ladies walk you through each and every step of your painting and leave with a sense of accomplishment. Come paint with them all at some point and see which are your favorites. Planning a private party? Be sure to request your favorite for your instructor.
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Our Rockwall, TX Painting with a Twist Artists

Danna Kraemer

Danna Kraemer

Danna is a self-taught, abstract painter from Rockwall. While Danna has been creating art in various forms throughout her life it was not until 2014, she started to teach at PWAT. She's been teaching at PWAT for the longest of any of our team. She teaches at Rockwall, Garland and the Dallas studios. She can paint literally anything! Danna is the best at maintaining a relaxed, fun environment during a paint class - she will not let you take yourself too seriously.

Gary Shannon

Gary Shannon

Gary was born in STL, but has lived in Texas for 24 years. Gary spent time in the Air Force where he was a OB Medical Tech, he is currently a hairstylist at Gary's in Plano. In his spare time, Gary makes all sorts of neat critters, crafts, woodworking, and costumes. Gary joined the PWAT Rockwall team in 2016 and adds warmth and laughs to our already fun atmosphere.

April

April

April is one of the newest members of our Rockwall team, but by no means new to Painting with a Twist. She has been teaching PWAT classes for over 5 years! She's a mom of 3, wife, PWAT instructor, and Creative artist! She creates amazing custom cups & tumblers, masks, jewelry and all sorts of awesome gifts for her clients. She is an awesome addition to our studio and we are so proud to have her. Watch for her classes, she'll definitely deliver an awesome party experience, or special night out.

Zandrea Gorsuch

Zandrea Gorsuch

We are so lucky to have Zandrea as part of our PWAT family! Zandrea originally began her PWAT career when the Wylie studio opened and she's been an integral part of our team ever since. She's a Mom, a wife, and an artist with an engineer's brain. It's an awesome combination to have a left brained artist, it makes her an incredible instructor for PWAT since she can really break down the paintings into the easiest steps. She is so much fun, and very punny... yes we mean punny. LOL If you want to laugh and have fun, watch for her paintings - she's a blast!

Delaina

Delaina

So much to say about this awesome gal - a football loving, Boy Mom of 2, Delaina ran her own business for years before joining our PWAT family. Delaina is the backbone of the Rockwall studio. As working manager of the Rockwall location, Event Coordinator and Marketing Director for both Rockwall & Garland, she is so involved in everything we do that it's no surprise that she also graces the stage to teach classes as well. She lives and breathes the culture of Painting with a Twist and helps us to create that amazing haven that our customers love and expect.

Christi

Christi

Christi is one of the newest faces at our studio. She is a self-taught mixed media artist. She started her “art journey” in 2011 by sculpting miniatures and building dollhouses for her daughter. She creates abandoned miniature houses and dioramas in her spare time. She paints everyday and impressionist art is her passion! Her favorite part about PWAT is the look on everyone’s face when they see what they have created, especially the kids!

Christine Pilling

Christine Pilling

Christine, the owner of the studio, does sometimes hop up on stage to teach a class. While she is definitely not as talented of a painter as her team, she makes up for it with energy and enthusiasm. Christine's favorite thing about teaching, or being in the studio in any capacity is spending time with her customers.

Kerri P

Kerri P

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