Registration Closes: Monday, June 4th
Create your own colorful personalized teacher gifts
In this after school workshop for elementary aged kids they will be creating their own personalized gift for their teacher by choosing fun colorful crayon combinations to glue along the top of a white canvas board. Design and color a picture or saying along the bottom of the canvas and then watch the colorful transformation of the canvas as you melt down the crayons together using a heat gun. You’ll take away a special personalized gift for your favorite teacher.
Melissa Levine founded Masha Dasha Designs, in 2012. Masha Dasha creates one of a kind, handcrafted pieces using art supplies and recycled materials such as crayons, pencils, buttons and wine corks.
Melissa graduated with a BFA in Art History and Fine Art from American University. Upon graduation, she spent 12 years working in art galleries and museums in both New York City and Washington, D.C. During that time, Melissa continued creating her own artwork; oil paintings, pastels and custom Ketubahs.
She draws the inspiration for her company, and its name, from her 10-year-old twin daughters Meredith and Danielle, (Masha and Dasha in Russian) whom she and her husband Mike adopted at 15 months of age.
When not working in her home studio, Melissa volunteers at her daughter’s school and teaches after school enrichment art classes and craft workshops throughout Northern Westchester. During the summer months you can find her in the wood shed at Kiwi Country Day Camp working as the woodworking specialist. An avid pet lover, Melissa can also be found walking her dog on the trails of suburban Westchester, NY and fostering dogs and cats.