"The Art of Painting"[title 1] is the eighteenth episode of ABC Family's Switched at Birth Season One and the series overall. it was written by Joy Gregory and Anne Kenney, and it was directed by Norman Buckley. It was originally aired on February 21st, 2012.


Daphne and Wilke are named athletes of the month at Buckner, but when Daphne discovers the Carlton basketball team may be cut she has a change of heart about playing for Buckner. Meanwhile, Kathryn undermines John and their new lawyer Craig by selling her car and secretly giving some of the money to Brizia (the nurse from the night of the switch).

Emmett continues to struggle with speech therapy, and Olivia suggests an unusual way to help him relax. Bay becomes worried about his new living situation with his dad and lax girlfriend, who offers Emmett whiskey to help his speech. When Bay realizes Emmett’s lack of interest in school she confides in Melody, which ultimately makes things awkward between Bay and Emmett.

Patrick (the art gallery owner) invites Regina to put her masks and some other art pieces in his gallery opening. However, when Regina discovers the Patrick used her family's switched at birth story to help sell her pieces, she’s less than thrilled. Luckily, Regina makes up with Patrick, and he tells her that some of her art was sold.

ABC Family’s Official Summary


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Regina is not pleased with Patrick's reasons for showing her artwork in his gallery. Daphne finds herself the target of Simone's tactics, and receives help from Wilke. Emmett begins to drink to ease his nerves about speech therapy, and soon reveals to his girlfriend Bay, that he plans to drop out of school to pursue his dream of becoming a photographer. As for the adults, Kathryn goes against John's wishes when she hands over money to a nurse who is in deep financial trouble; even through Craig had said it could damage their case.

Bay asks Emmett to accompany her to Regina's art showing, and he brings his father, Cameron; and Cameron's girlfriend, Olivia. Melody smells alcohol on her son's breath causing a confrontation between the Bledsoes in which Melody demands to know what's going on in her ex-husband's household and lets it slip about Emmett's intention to drop out of school (accidentally revealing to Emmett that Bay had betrayed his confidence). In the end, Daphne's longing for her old school leads her to re-join Carlton discovering how the girls' basketball team was going to get cut due to a low budget.

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The CastEdit




  • Paul Mabon as Sports Juice Rep
  • Tom Ohmer as Booster
  • Jeffrey Christopher Todd as Art Student Guy
  • Brandon P Bell as Coach Medlock
  • Cyrina Fiallo as Art Student Girl
  • Justina Machado as Nurse Munos


Regina: Would you want the most personal thing in your life to be the only thing people knew about you?
Bay: She's actually pretty cool when she's not turning your art show into a telenovela for the hard of hearing.
Wilke: [to Daphne] This wasn't really the time to Occupy Buckner.
Toby: [to Wilke] Dude, you're really trying to be a referee in a girl fight? Can I get you a training bra while you're at it?
Regina:: That still sound so strange, "daughters."
Oliva: [to Emmett] One shot of that, you're in the zone. You can't learn if you're too tense right?


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Title ReferenceEdit

  1. From the 1666 painting, The Art Of Painting, by Johannes Vermeer.


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