I haven’t had as much mother/son time with Red as I’d like because finding in-between activities is challenging. Also, when you’re 17 it’s not all that cool to hang out with mom anymore. But I did it! I found the perfect thing for us to do. Last week my teenager and I had one of the coolest mother and son dates ever. We went out for a paint night!
I come from a family of artists, but that gene skipped me completely. Even so, I’ve seen some of my friends share their paint night experiences in my Facebook feed and thought it looked like a lot of fun. When I had the opportunity to check out our local Painting with a Twist in Lakewood, Colorado, I knew that it would be the perfect date night for Red and me.
Is his shirt not the best?! Yes, he wore his Bob Ross shirt for the occasion and it was a huge hit with everyone there. He’s a funny kid.
About Painting with a Twist
We arrived at their downtown Lakewood location and I was immediately impressed. Painting with a Twist is set up like a funky little art studio with fun paintings and details throughout. I also love that the rules are so simple. Basically, don’t take yourself too seriously. Even before beginning our painting, our instructor reminded us that it is fun art, not fine art.
When you book your appointment online they have a list of the dates and times along with the painting that will be painted that night. For our class, we chose either spring or fall trees.
The paintings are meant for all skill levels that can be completed in two hours. However, if you don’t finish or really don’t like your painting, they have free SOS classes so you can tweak your painting. This is a great option if you need it.
I loved our paint night experience and can’t wait to do it again! The instructors were great and engaging and I could tell that Red was really having a great time. When the class was over, he was already talking about going back.
Whether you are looking for ideas for a date night with teens or a night out with friends, Painting with a Twist is so much fun! They have locations all across the country so there is probably one near you.