Paint, Drink, and Be Merry!

Enjoy a glass of your favorite wine while painting your pet, your favorite Austin icon, or even yourself!  How fun is that? Painting With a Twist provides everything except your favorite beverage.  Paint supplies, canvas, apron, and instruction are all included in the session price that ranges between $35 to $45 for a 2 or 3 hour session.

Do You Have Hidden Talent?

Each session is led by a local artist.  Erin, the manager, says “The artist guides you  on technique, but you are free to also make creative decisions all along the way.  The artist walks the room offering supportive comments and tips.  You won’t be left behind.  Most people are surprised at how well their paintings turn out…even first timers.”

So What’s the Twist?

We’ve visited similar places before.  They’re all fun. But we found a few things here that were unique at Painting With a Twist :

    • Painting Classes 7 Days Per Week – Come when you want
    • Free Monthly SOS class – Bring paintings from a previous class, work on them more, and get help for free.
    • Paint Your Pet – Send a photo of your pet and they pre-sketch the canvas to help you
    • Paint Local Icons – Like the famous Austin Motel on South Congress

The guys at Painting With a Twist keep it fun and interesting.  And they have a unique level of support for their guests.

Paint Your Pet

According to Erin, “Paint Your Pet is our most popular class.  It always sells out.”  Here’s how it works.  After you register, you email a picture of your pet.  The artist then sizes it to the canvas and pre-sketches it in pencil to help you with scale and proportion.  How helpful is that? I must say, that details like this and the SOS class really gave us a sense that Painting With a Twist was fun….but they were also very focused on making sure their guests were happy with their paintings. Way to go guys, extra points for caring.

Paint your pet and create an everlasting memory of your best friend!
(Photo courtesy of Painting With a Twist)

Paint a Local Icon

So they offer sessions where you paint a local scenes like the Austin Skyline or the iconic Austin Motel sign on South Congress.  You know, the sign that looks, well…well you know how it looks.  So either way.  Funny story.  The owner of the Austin Motel is Mark Dean, and when he heard they were painting his hotel sign he just had to come try it himself.  That’s him in the picture below.

Painting the iconic Austin Motel sign at Painting With a Twist in Austin TX
Mark Dean shows up to paint the sign from his own Austin Motel on South Congress
(Photo courtesy of Painting With a Twist)

Party Your Glass Off

The atmosphere here is fun.  They host birthdays for young and old, showers, work gatherings, and girls night out.  You can bring any kind of food and refreshments including spirits. When you’re done, leave the mess for someone else to clean up.

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Reserve Early – Popular Classes Book Up Quickly

Don’t wait too long to decide.  They sell out quickly, and the Paint Your Pet night always sells out the first. There are many classes, and you can sign up weeks in advance. Check out the class schedule on the website, and see if you can’t get you and your friends involved.