About Vino & Vernici (Formerly Divine Wine & Design): Divine Wine & Design was first created on October 8th, 2014. The idea first began when one of Melissa's students asked to hire her for a birthday party. From there, Melissa took her idea to Hilton Parma Recreation to create and jump start her fun and entertaining business that helps people of all ages find and bring out their inner artist. In the Spring of 2014, Melissa re-branded the company to Vino & Vernici, meaning Wine & Paint in Italian. Vino & Vernici works with local businesses such as Casa Larga, as well as Recreation Departments such as Hilton Parma and Irondequiot. We also do private classes and parties for work events, birthdays, special occasions (bachelorette, bridal shower, date night) as well as much more!
About Melissa: Melissa attended Nazareth College of Rochester, where she earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Art Education, as well as her Masters Degree. Melissa began teaching full time as an art teacher at St. Joseph's School in Penfield, New York in 2011 while she was a full time Graduate student. During here time at St. Joseph School, she worked with Pre-k 3 and 4 year olds through 6th grade students to prepare them for middle school. She now currently working in the Hilton Central School District as a middle school and high school art teacher. She constantly challenges her students to create unique works of art through broad, yet engaging lessons.