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  • ReFIND Studio + Shop 17 Main Street Penn Yan, NY (map)

Bring your significant other, sip on a locally crafted drink and enjoy the step-by-step instruction with our experienced instructor Melissa Newcomb. You'll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and have fun creating it together!

This evenings painting is acrylic on canvas of a birch tree scene. You and your significant other will each have their own 11”x14” canvas, each painting half of the composition. Couples may customize the birch carving with your initials, a date or a short message. During the class you can choose to paint heart-shaped flowers for a Valentine’s Day inspired painting or leave them off for a winter birch scene.

The price is $55 per couple. All supplies are included and you get to take home your painted canvases. Includes one glass of wine or beer, additional glasses of wine and beer will be available for purchase. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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Melissa Newcomb is a professor and leader of the Art and Design program at Keuka College, where she teaches painting, drawing, mixed media, photography and design. Also at the college she coordinates exhibits in the Lightner Art Gallery and leads an advisory board composed of local professionals and artists in support of the program, student growth and experiential learning.

Melissa received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in painting from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2007; a Master of Arts Degree in photography and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the State University of Oswego. Melissa also attended Finger Lakes Community College where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Fine Art. Melissa currently lives in Canandaigua and is a board member on the Ontario County Arts Council. She is highly involved with the arts and the community and was one of five artists that participated with a Mural on Coach Street (located on the side of Crown jewelers) in downtown Canandaigua. She also has worked displayed at the UR Medicine Breast Imaging and Birthing Center at F.F Thompson Hospital.

Melissa is very passionate about the arts and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others. She also finds pleasure in traveling, baking, learning new things, spending time with family, shopping, coffee, and the change of seasons. Much of her inspiration comes from her students or when she is exploring new places with her camera or sketchbook.

Earlier Event: February 14
Later Event: February 16