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Painting with a Twist - New Art Craze in Town

This weekend, I decided to do something new and exciting. Some of my friends in Dallas discovered this new craze called Painting with a Twist.  I looked them up online, and they have an Austin location, so I signed up.

What is Painting with a Twist? It's a place where they walk you through painting a picture. You have to go to their Calendar to see what the picture is for the day you want to go, and then everyone in the room paints the same thing. The instructor tells you step by step what brush to use, what paints to use, how to mix the paints for a new color, and exactly where to make your brush strokes.  With all that, it's still amazing how different everyone's pictures turned out.

Here's mine!

painting with a twist by donna harris

I love it! I think it turned out really nice. I am so excited to hang it in my house! Right now, it's on the mantel above the fireplace showing off for everyone.  There were about 50 other people there, it was crowded. They said we were one of their larger groups.

What's the "Twist"? The twist can be looked at in many ways as it's a new concept. It's a BYOB atmosphere. You can bring food, beer, wine, whatever you want. There are even paintings for kids if you want to go on a family day.

I can see how this can be addictive, and I have a very addictive personality! It's not very expensive. It's $35 for a 2-hour painting and $45 for a 3-hour painting. That includes the canvas, all the paints, the brushes, and the local artist who helps you.

You can even book a private party where you can pick the painting you want to paint! I think it's only a minimum of 10 people required, and viola, you have a party!

Look them up to see if they're in your area.  I went on a "couples" night, and was the only non-couple there, ooops... but still had fun and came home with a beautiful work of art! I'll be visiting Painting with a Twist again, and my house will be decorated with original pieces of art!

**Are You Packed Yet?**

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Comment balloon 5 commentsDonna Harris • March 12 2012 09:30AM


Really cute picture Donna.  I need to see if they are in SA! Sounds like a good time.

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - over 8 years ago

Wow...sounds like fun, and what a great idea!   Nice outcome, by the way....

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 8 years ago

I have heard of these places Donna and even read an earlier blog post on it, and with drinking while painting that has to set the mood too. You did a very fine painting by the way.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Kristin, It was a really good time. My friends in Dallas do it as a girls' night out.

Li, THanks!

Gary, I wasn't drinking, but 95% of the room was... only one gentleman showed some colors...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 8 years ago

We have a new place in town called "Merlot and a Masterpiece" that is the same concept. I haven't been yet, but it sounds so fun. And your painting is fabulous!!

Posted by Mary Borth, over 8 years ago