Painting With a Twist in Chesterfield
I always love to discover new things and during my recent trip to Michigan, I heard that there was a new location of Painting With a Twist opening in Chesterfield, MI. I reached out to the owner and was invited to the grand opening night. I attended the event with my mother and family friend. None of us had ever done anything like this and were a little worried because we all lack artistic skills. We joked with each other that we were lucky to draw stick figures and houses. However,we were in it together and wanted to see what we could do.
For anyone not familiar with Painting With a Twist, it is a place where people gather to paint a picture under the direction of an artist. They do a different painting at every session so when you are scheduling your visit, you can pick a time with a picture you want to create. The artists lead you thru the steps to paint your own version of the picture they are featuring. They also have several artist employees on hand to help you if you get stuck and need assistance.
The event we attended was the grand opening so the artist teaching the class was from the corporate headquarters located in Louisiana. Here we are checking out their painting which we will be recreating. Yes,that is a cardboard cutout of Ron Burgandy in the back.
We were a little intimidated at first but found that the instructor was good about explaining each step. She also reminded us that things would look worse before we finished. That was true and it was amazing seeing each step that goes into a painting. They do provide aprons but I would recommend wearing short sleeves and something that you might not mind getting paint on if you are accident prone.
The instructor is at one end of the classroom but no matter where you are seated you can see what she is doing thanks to large screen televisions that are placed around the room. This was a great help if we could not see directly what she was doing. The whole night was a super fun experience and we were talking about coming back even before the night was over. I think we discovered that even without artistic ability you can still manage to paint a beautiful picture if walked thru it step by step. They did not come out perfect but each of them had our own stamp on them. This makes them unique and one of a kind.
I highly recommend visiting Painting With a Twist for a girl’s night out, birthday celebration, date night, or any reason you can come up with to get out of the house for a few hours. This is our finished projects below, we have all displayed our pictures in our living rooms and are proud of what we were able to accomplish.
Painting With a Twist offer classes at different times and different days. Check out their current schedule here. Evening classes are open to adult only as they allow you to bring your own wine (or other non-alcoholic beverages) and have a drink while painting. You can also purchase drinks from Painting With a Twist. They also offer classes during the month for kids, families and seniors. If you want to bring a large group, they offer private parties and allow you to select the picture your group will be painting.
Check out the upcoming schedule at Painting With a Twist – Chesterfield, MI and schedule your artistic debut.