My Experience Painting with Kids

Alamo City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Painting with a Twist Alamo Heights to share news of their artistic services, painting sessions, and commitment to the San Antonio community.

Birthdays. When I had my first baby, I couldn’t wait to pour through Pinterest and find the perfect theme for her birthday parties. I spent hours planning and working on crafty details (that only parents would appreciate, of course), but once I started having more children, birthday parties became way too much work for me to keep up with. That’s why I fell in love with Painting with a Twist Alamo Heights. It provides the place, atmosphere, activity, and even take-home gift for any type of celebration: birthdays, showers, team-building events, girls nights out, you name it.

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This year my daughter’s sixth birthday fell during Spring Break so I knew most of her friends would be out of town. Instead of a formal party, we agreed to have a fun outing with a few of her friends to celebrate. She loves painting and getting messy, so naturally I suggested Painting with a Twist Alamo Heights. It was very easy to book a session. I simply went online and let my daughter review the calendar. The painting options are colorfully displayed with dates/times and appropriate ages for each session. I even paid online so all I had to do was show up and have her friends meet us there. I was even able to bring in light snacks and cupcakes to share with her friends while they giggled alongside each other and channeled their inner Picasso.

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The art studio is very spacious, with multiple rooms and even a flat screen TV simulcasting the instructor in case painters have an obstructed view. They provide aprons, the canvas, and all of the tools needed to create a beautiful masterpiece. The canvas even had a pencil outline of the image we were painting, so it’s fool-proof for anybody who isn’t particularly artistically inclined. The session also offers plenty of breaks so the instructor can come around and help anyone who may be falling behind or needing assistance.

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Things that left a lasting impression on me: the quiet time, the creative outlet for my kids and me to share together, and the satisfaction I could see in their eyes when they completed their piece. I became so absorbed in my own painting that when I finally took a break and looked over to see what our group had done, I was amazed at how well they followed directions yet added their own style to their piece with additions of color, detail, and personality.

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This final shot says it all: Proud and happy artists. Whether it’s a private party for friends or just a day out with the kids, Painting with a Twist offers a great experience. They can even make a custom painting tailored to your birthday theme, place of work, or organization. Follow their Facebook for awesome giveaways, deals, and the latest calendar updates.

The Alamo Heights location is at 1248 Austin Highway, Suite 216. Call their studio to discuss your next event at (210) 462-1397.

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