When you mix painting and wine - you can count me in. This concept has grown popular over the last few years and several places have opened up throughout the northern Virginia area. I had always wanted to go but it never seemed to work out. Then my very thoughtful loving husband arranged for a birthday surprise that included overnight babysitting for our little girl with my parents and a date night that kicked off at Painting with A Twist Ashburn.
Casey was such a good secret keeper that I did not know really where we were headed until we opened the door to Painting with a Twist, a veteran owned location. We were quickly greeted by a bright colorful room covered with beautiful, fun and funky paintings and a very bubbly host and owner Mel. It was date night at the studio which meant one complete image made of two canvas - no crossing over to touch the other side- cue the wine!
That is a rule they take seriously - a fun playful sign was posted saying:
As you can see they help you out a bit and they had sketched in pencil for us the arms and hands so we had a bit of a layout to follow but they fun part was it was up to us. If we wanted to change the words from “feeling the love” to something else we could. If you wanted something other than floating hearts you could. Our instructor that night was Chris he was great and said have fun with it - it is your piece we are not meant to be photo copiers so make it a bit different to your liking.
The way it works is designs are scheduled on the calendar and you select the night you want to come based on your availability and the painting. Come in and have a blast. There are date nights, family time, private parties and so much more. Click here to view their website and check out this months’ painting schedule.
If you are considering this as an activity - I highly recommend Painting with A Twist Ashburn for their friendly staff and fun creative environment. As both a locally owned veteran location we should be sure to promote more companies like this one.
Tiffany Frederick is a licensed Virginia Real Estate Agent of Long and Foster Reston, VA
Email: Tiffany@LNF.com · Cell: (440) 785-6880
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