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Looking to bring a bachelorette party to the next level, or want a family reunion that results in a memorable keepsake? Painting With a Twist is the interactive event that’s turning birthday parties, office team-building outings, and girls’ nights out into the new must-try experience. And perhaps the best part is that there’s likely a Houston studio located near you.
The BYOB studios (they provide the cups and corkscrews) are helmed by teachers who can help anyone — even if you think you can’t draw a straight line — turn a blank canvas into art. Though you must be 21 and up to drink alcohol, artists of all ages are welcome to attend. Regularly scheduled classes are 18 and up, and FUN 4 ALL classes are recommended for children ages 6 and older.
When you book a private party, the benefits become even more personal. Perhaps there’s a sassy saying that’s an inside joke for your bridal party, or your family would love to pay tribute to the lake house where you all spent summers growing up. Painting With a Twist can take almost any photo and break it down into easy-to-follow instructions for your group to paint.
The Houston studios also make it a priority to give back to their communities. Through a program called Painting With a Purpose, they partner with local nonprofits and schools to raise money through special painting events. Each studio does one fundraiser per month, and half of the proceeds from these “pARTys” go to the host’s choice of charity or nonprofit organization.
Painting With a Twist will also go offsite when needed, especially to local schools to deliver free Art Against Bullying workshops. Need a raffle or auction item for a PTA event, or looking for artists to paint faces at school and community festivals? Just call your local studio and inquire — they’re often happy to help out.
While walk-ins for classes are occasionally available, it’s a much better bet when you call ahead or go online to make a reservation. Better yet, book a private party and receive a special upgrade. Mention the special code “CM” code in the special requests section of the online booking form, and you’ll have your pick of perks: either the person of honor gets to paint for free, or your group gets an upgrade with a free customized painting.