Painting with a Twist
Does your area have a Painting with a Twist? These popular art studios seem to be popping up all over the place. After one visit, I can see why.
My husband, Blake, and I attended a Painting with a Twist class on one of our date nights. We had a blast! Blake and I both agree that this is the best date night activity in the Jackson, Mississippi area. We created something unique and had a blast doing it. We cannot wait to go back!
About Painting with a Twist
Painting with a Twist has been around since 2007. Originally called “Corks N Canvas”, Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney opened in an effort to rebuild a community devastated by Hurricane Katrina. In their Mandeville, Louisiana studio, Cathy and Renee combined painting with friends, wine, and a lively instructor. It was a hit!
Today, there are 325 Painting with a Twist locations in 37 states. It is perfect for painting alone or with friends, on date night or a birthday party, for bachelorette parties, with children, or as a corporate activity. Bring something to drink and let Painting with a Twist take care of the rest.
Painting with a Twist’s Flowood, Mississippi location opened in January 2017. The studio is very bright and colorful as art hangs on all of the walls. There are two rooms so two classes can happen simultaneously. A red carpet area allows guests to have their picture made with their group and paintings when finished. What a great way to document your time at Painting with a Twist!
Blake and I picked up a bottle of wine and headed to Flowood’s Painting with a Twist. From the moment we stepped through the door, the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We loved the store’s fun ambiance and that music was playing. We found our seats and prepared to paint, something that neither one of us is good at.
When everyone arrived, James walked us through Painting with a Twist’s rules and what we would be making (two fish kissing). He told us to paint as closely to the model as we wanted or not at all; it was our painting. Step by step, James led us though the paining in a fun and entertaining way. Throughout the evening we played games and laughed, a lot. The music and laughter made for a very relaxed atmosphere; painting was fun and not stressful.
Blake and I were surprised by how much we enjoyed our evening at Painting with a Twist. We expected to have fun… but not this much fun! It was a great experience and we will definitely be back. We love how our fish turned out.
Join In On The Fun!
Visit the Painting with a Twist website to find out what classes your local studio offers. You can see what each class will be painting, how long the session is, and how many people have signed up. It is a great system! If you prefer to register in person, stop by the studio before the class starts.
Gift Cards are available for purchase on the Painting with a Twist website. They can be used at any studio and have no expiration date. Print the gift cards yourself or send them as an e-gift.
After one visit to Painting with a Twist, I am sure you will see what all of the hype is about. It is that much fun!
161 Market Street
Flowood, MS 39232
Taylor Pittman Hardy wrote this article.
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Thank you, Painting with a Twist, for having us. As always, all opinions are unbiased and completely my own.