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here Students with varying backgrounds in art and painting were welcomed by the Campus Activity Board to paint along with Painting with a Twist artists in the Commons Auditorium on Thursday night. This is the third appearance that Painting with a Twist has made in partnership with CAB at UWF, and this time the artist showed students how to paint the Pensacola Bay Bridge at sunset. CAB hosts a wide variety of events every semester, but they say this event is the one to attend.

go to link “This is, by far, one of the best [events] throughout the whole year,” CAB Vice President Rashard McKinnie said.

effects of levitra in women CAB President McKenna Hyman said part of the appeal of Canvas and Coffee is there is no experience as an artist or painter to be able to participate. “It’s hands-on and it’s really easy to do,” Hyman said. “Even if you’re not a painter, they have really good stuff to show you how to. So, even the worst painters turn into really good ones.”

go site The sessions are run by one instructor while several other staff members from Painting with a Twist walk around to monitor everyone’s progress, answer any questions and provide assistance to the painters. The instructor stands at the front of the room and speaks into a headset while a camera records her painting and broadcasts it onto two other screens, allowing the whole room to see what they’re doing.

accutane target Painting with a Twist usually holds a few sessions every day at their business locations, with prices ranging from $35 to $55 per session. When students heard about this session being free, some rushed to the Commons Service Desk to get tickets as soon as they became available at 9 a.m.

buy cialis in us “I woke up out of bed for this ticket,” said Tiffani Blue, who studies Hospitality Management. “For it to be free I was like, ‘Yes, let me get that ticket.’”

What appealed to other students was the opportunity to try something different and gain or improve a new skill.

“It’s new and interesting, so why not try it,” said communications major Virginia Morrison. “I’m not good at art but you can always try.”

As described by co-founders Renee Maloney and Cathy Deano, Painting with a Twist turns art into entertainment. The twist could be any of the different aspects that the experience provides the painters.

“In most locations you get to bring a beverage of choice,” Deano said in a video interview on the Painting with a Twist website. “Whether that be coffee or wine or whatever you might choose to do. The ‘twist’ just takes art and twists into a whole new segment of entertainment.”

Painting with a Twist started when Deano and Maloney wanted to help rebuild their community following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. They have now managed to open studios that have created over 10 million paintings in 39 states.