MacKenzie is almost 12 years old and lots of the “little kid” dates are, well, for LITTLE KIDS! What can you do together that an almost-teen will enjoy? Thankfully, Kenzie loves art and when I asked if she’d like to go out with me for a painting class and lunch to follow? Wow! She was in! She was so happy and so was I.
Our Painting With A Twist instructor, Carly, made us feel right at home. And, as I said, no prior art experience is needed. She walked us through it step by step. The theme picture for our class featured large colorful flowers. Here is what our finished products look like⇒
Each guest is invited to create their masterpiece as they see fit. Some people will want to make theirs as close to the original as possible. Others will go off on their own imaginative tangents. That is what MacKenzie did. She has a style all her own. I took a road much closer to the example we were given.
Both of us had loads of fun and have our pictures displayed at home. I needed something bright and colorful on the wall in the kids’ bedroom so that is where mine hangs. I love the display of artwork at Painting With A Twist and I plan to go back for another class real soon so that I can start my own “gallery.”
Take a look at the beautiful gallery wall. There must be hundreds of sample pictures there to choose from. You can either enroll in a class for a specific painting that you will do (take a look at their website for your area for the currently scheduled classes) or you can meet with them to select one for a group that you will be bringing in.
Painting With A Twist has daytime classes for all ages. In the evenings, there are adults-only classes so that those who wish to bring in their own adult-beverages for their special night may do so. (Check your local PWAT’s for exact beverage policies on their website.)
There are so many kinds of parties you can plan for Painting With A Twist. Here are the themes that I can think of:
- Bachelorette Party
- Birthday Parties
- Bridal Party Get Together
- Church Groups
- Clubs or Associations
- Date Night
- Double-Date Night
- Engagement Party
- Evening Out With Your Friends
- Family Reunion
- Girl Scouts* (There are PWAT art badges to be earned!)
- Girls Night Out
- Graduation Party
- Interior Decorating Party (Start your own gallery!)
- Mother/Daughter (or mother/son, daddy/daughter, daddy/son)
- Teacher Orientation Getting-To-Know-You Party