Painting With A Twist

This post will be another one of my do it yourself post that is not quite a textbook DIY.

Between baby + bridal showers galore this month, feverish children catching this seasons plague, and the day-to-day bustle, my DIY agate wind chime is on hold until next Friday.

I know, I know. I am as disappointed as you are.

But stay tuned!

Fortunately, before the chaos of my weekend ensued, I was able to catch a reprieve. *Om*

As a company, we were allowed to leave work a couple hours early to attend one of my favorite classes: Painting with a Twist!

For those of you who aren’t familiar, it is a class where you are taught to paint with the assistance of booze.

Okay, okay.

The instructors have something to do with it, too.

If you have a local studio, you can attend any of their public classes throughout the week — or if you had party of 10-12 individuals — you can book a private party where you are able to pick a painting of your choice.

This past Friday was my first private party courtesy of my employer.

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When you arrive at PWAT, your canvas and paint palette will be awaiting you. So, your only necessary prep for the event is to bring the “twist”.

Personally, I am more of a low-key beer drinker than I am a top-notch wine enthusiast — and a couple of brews complement the evening perfectly, in my humble opinion.

Cheers. 🍻

The painting instructors provide guidance that is easy to follow and they do a fantastic job at explaining the painting in steps that seem (and are) completely doable.

So, even if you go in there believing that you are in no way, shape, or form an artist — you could come out believing you very well might have an inner artiste dying to escape.

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This Friday’s painting was a painting I had wanted to attempt for quite some time — note the word “attempt”. . .

. . . The Aurora Borealis! (Not to mention a notable bullet point on my bucket list.)

Each painting is open to interpretation and is a reflection of the artist’s personality.

I find it interesting to see how each person recreates the same painting to their own taste and vision. It’s quite possibly the most interesting portion of the course for me.

But, I am also a dedicated people watcher.


Another fun —albeit slightly more challenging course— is the couples’ paintings. I only say this because it takes more effort to consider your partners canvas in relation to yours.

I wish I had an instructors painting to include but I don’t.

However, here is the couples’ painting:

I have a tendency to go rogue and my painting, the canvas to the right, is the perfect illustration of that.


I also thoroughly enjoy their relaxed Sunday classes.

I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday than exercising my creativity — a great way to wind down a weekend.

Luckily, I had the opportunity to attend a class one weekend with some of the lovely ladies I consider mother figures + the lady who actually birthed me.

On that particular Sunday, I was able to paint another painting that I had been dying to attempt due to my obsession of bottles and vases.


This is not a sponsored post.

This little guy sits on the ledge overlooking my living room, kept company by my prized collection of interesting bottles.

So, if you get a chance to take one of these classes, or a class similar, I highly suggest it!

Have you done a class before? Let me know in the comments!

One thought on “Painting With A Twist

  1. Sue Deegan says:

    I took one of these classes with my daughter a couple months ago, what a great time! I would absolutely love to do it again. One quick tip for you, a lot of these classes take place where there’s pottery around so be careful of your drink choice for the evening. We chose champagne, and the opening of champagne bottles around pottery can be potentially expensive & messy. Thankfully we made it out ok 😉

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