I was recently invited to a press event at Painting with a Twist, which is located at 208 W Oak St in Denton Texas. This cool new business is described as the original “Paint and Sip” franchise. They offer many painting events each month and encourage participants to bring wine and snacks to consume during their two and three hour classes. Having toured the facility during their grand opening, I was itching to get back over their and try to paint.
Up until the day I stepped foot in their ultra cool studio space, I had never picked up a paint brush. I was certain that my work would end up looking like something a kindergartener had finger painted. I was a bit nervous, but the wine helped considerably in calming my jangled nerves.
Prior to beginning the class, Tori Batey, Managing Studio Partner, introduced herself and began laying the foundations for what would be an amazing evening. The class was led by Scott, who was a self proclaimed comedic genius and possibly your soul mate. He was assisted by lovely and talented Rochelle.
Any anxiety I might have had coming into this class, quickly evaporated as the jokes began to fly. The instruction was clear, concise and laid back. Scott broke the process down into simplistic steps, that made it extremely easy to follow. Before I knew what happened, my canvas was covered with a beautiful scene that actually did not suck! Now, I am never going to be a Monet or Manet, but what I did come away with was a great first painting and a lot of fantastic memories. I would highly recommend that you give this place a try. It was a wonderful way to spend a few hours.
About Painting with a Twist
Painting with a Twist, based in Mandeville, Louisiana, is the leading “Paint and Sip” franchise with over 140 locations in the United States. Founded in 2007 by Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney, Painting with a Twist began franchising in 2009 and provides customers with paints, a canvas, and brushes that lead to a fun evening with friends and a finished work of art. For more information about Painting with a Twist, please visit PaintingwithaTwist.com.
Check out Episode 92 to hear our initial impression of Painting with a Twist. A full review is forth coming.