HOLMDEL, NJ - What is Painting with a Twist? It's a unique venue that regularly provides a great activity for the whole family to enjoy, something fun for date night, a different type of creative corporate team building, girls night out, or even a little 'just me time'!  The possibilities for fun are endless and the creative offerings are changing all the time.  Located in the courtyard of Holmdel's Kohls Plaza, Painting with a Twist (PWAT) painting sessions are fun art, not fine art. Invite your friends, sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with one of PWAT's experienced and enthusiastic local artists. It's a colorful, casual party atmosphere where you'll leave your cares behind and go home with a one-of-a-kind piece of art, created by you.

PWAT hosts teen events, children's parties, senior citizen classes, fundraisers, organization and business events...The spacious studio space with the option of a smaller room as well offers a blank canvas for you to create your event. In July among many options you can enjoy Painting Your Pet, the Butterfly Bash, Mommy and Me (which is a double canvas for painting with your child side by side), and so much more as well as open studio painting times... 

This past Friday evening, PWAT hosted various classes. There was one block of time where owner Joe was hosting two small groups of women. One group was celebrating their friend's birthday and the other group of women who jokingly call themselves "The Bad Mom's Group,"  were enjoying a fun mom's night out. See a short video clip below:

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VIDEO: TAPinto visits Painting With a Twist, hear from owner Joe Castagliola here: 

One of the 'bad moms' commented, "We love Painting With a Twist, you don't need to be an artist. I'm a hairdresser and this is another great way for me to be creative. As soon as we come here it immediately relaxes you, we sip our wine and paint and it's such a fun time."

By the end of the evening the two groups of women are now one group, chatting with each other and painting away. There is an abundance of free parking and the location is very convenient.  The Holmdel location is literally an intersection or two from Middletown and Hazlet, and just minutes from Keyport, Keansburg, Union Beach and Aberdeen. PWAT is convenient to the entire Bayshore area. Owner Joe is known for operating a highly professional and friendly business. 

A great example of a team building social gathering at PWAT is the recent Bayshore parent group event.   The Bayshore parent support group sponsored by Parents Inc. of New Jersey enjoyed an afternoon of painting fun. The group is the Bayshore area chapter for Parents Inc. a 35 year strong parent support organization (formerly Parents Anonymous). The Bayshore Chapter of Parent Inc. is in their 18th year of uniting parents in the Bayshore. The group is non-judgemental and confidential and guides and supports parents struggling with everyday issues with their children.  The Bayshore Chapter Director of Parent Inc. Kathy Eckert comments, "We chose Painting With a Twist as our special group activity because painting is such a great way to enjoy an afternoon. It takes away stress, allows for fun and easy conversation. The owner Joe couldn't have been friendlier to us. He went out of his way to make it a great day for us and we will be back! Many in our group are talking about planning their child's birthday party here, or book club night.  I noticed all of our members today were having fun. It doesn't matter if you think you can paint or not, when you are here everyone is an artist!" 

Make your reservation for fun today! All of the Painting With a Twist events can be found on their calendar on the website right here:  bit.ly/pwat-holmdel-events.   Not internet savvy to book online?  No problem!   Give the studio a call at 732-226-2665 and one of the team members will book your reservation over the phone.

Celebrating a special occasion with a small group?   Ask for a VIP table at the event.   For a minimum of 5 people, the PWAT team will provide you with your own table at the event so that you can have your own "party within the party".  It's a great way to celebrate and have fun without having to meet the private party minimum of 10 people.  

You can stay informed about PWAT public events by liking their Facebook page or getting on their e-mail distribution to receive 2 or 3 e-mails each month that will alert you to upcoming events, special opportunities, fundraising events, contests and new art work. Go to their website click here

For more information about the Bayshore Parent Support group you can email Kathy at ktukathy@aol.com The group meets regularly every Friday from 9-11. Every parent is welcome. 

Painting With A Twist; 2145 State Route 35; Holmdel, NJ 07733