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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's a party! It's about creating memories! Bring your friends and loved ones to a Painting with a Twist near you for a live BYOB painting event taught 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: How much is a Painting with a Twist class?
A: Painting with a Twist class prices range from $39-$59. View your our studio's monthly calendar for event prices.

Q: How does Painting with a Twist work? 
A: Start with your local studio's event calendar to select a date, time, and painting you want to create! When you're ready, click on the painting to reserve your seat. You can make a reservation online or call the studio during business hours to reserve by phone. If you complete 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. When it's time to create your painting, pack your favorite beverages and snacks, and get the crew together to head to your local studio. It's time to raise your glass and your paintbrush! 

Q: Are we allowed to bring in beverage & food?
A: Yes. We have a selection of wine and beer and snacks for sale in our Studio! Feel free to bring in your favorite beverage and some light snacks to enjoy during class! Remember you are painting most of the time so finger foods are best!

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: 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. 

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 your local studio calendar 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.

Q: Is Painting with a Twist hiring? 
A: We're always looking for people who love fun as much as we do! Check out our current job postings on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Simply Hired, or other hiring websites for current openings. You can also email your local studio directly. 

Painting Class Questions 

Q: When do you post a new monthly schedule?
A: The following month's classes are published on the 1st 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. Walk ins are welcome however not guaranteed a seat (depending on availabiltiy).

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 6+ prior to 7 pm. NO infants or toddlers in any session, including private parties. We welcome painters ages 12+ during Tuesday evenings. Friday and Saturday nights are for ages 18+. 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, we provide 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 afternoon classes?
A: We cater to early birds and night owls alike! Check out our studio calendar if you'd rather sip a dark roast than a dark malbec. 

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?! :)

Q: Do I need a reservation?
A: Yes. Reservations are required. Payments can be made online with MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover Card or by (772) 210 5305. 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: Please note our policy to cancel applies to individuals in all public and private events.

  • If you notify the studio more than 48 hours from your reservation date, a store credit or a refund less 10% processing fee will be issued upon request.
  • If you notify the studio 48 hours or less from your reservation date a studio credit will be issued for your use towards a future class.
  • If you notify the studio 24 hours or less from the class start time, no refund or credit will be issued.
  • No show, no refund, no exception. (it's like Broadway)
  • Private Event Hosts follow the cancellation policy terms outlined in the Private Event Agreement signed by host.
  • Bad Weather: Class will cancel if a weather emergency is declared or we determine the roads to be too unsafe to travel on, otherwise our cancellation policy is as stated above. In the rare case of a class cancelling due to poor weather conditions, studio credit will be issued to all registered guests. Please see our website for updates in a case of questionable weather.
  • Late Arrivals: If you arrive 15 minutes or more late you may not be allowed to paint and lose the registration fee. Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before the scheduled class time and we will have a blast!

Q: What if me and my friend are the only ones who sign up?
A: Our minimum class size is three. If we have fewer than three 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 4 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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