"We have Chef Joe Reckard coming to Charleston from The Greenhouse in Teays Valley to demonstrate sushi making. It is an art form that can take years to perfect, but with this class you can get close with only a little training and some practice.
"You'll come to the class a novice and leave able to make your own at home. This is an all-you-can-make-and-eat instructional class. Sushi is mostly about preparing the rice. We don't include raw fish in the class, but do use cooked salmon and crab, along with vegetables, and other ingredients. This event is 'bring your own' adult beverages," Snidow said.
The bulk of the class schedule remains creating art on a 16- x 20-inch canvas. The classes are $35 to $45 per participant with all materials provided. A local artist leads participants step by step through the painting process and no experience is necessary. The adult painting events are "bring your own" adult beverages and snacks.
"It's about accessibility of art for everyone. The artists all have different styles, impressionists, realism, landscape, whimsical -- that's my favorite," Snidow said.
Danielle and Larry Snidow started the business in July 2012 and it has quickly expanded from monthly social painting events held at local restaurants to two stand-alone businesses, one in Charleston and another in Barboursville, with additional painting and cooking events taking place at The Greenhouse in Teays Valley.
"We think of our business as creative events, not just about learning to paint. We already have five events booked for Christmas. We have a lot of birthday parties, family events, bachelorette parties and corporate team-building parties, too," said Larry Snidow.
Danielle Snidow said that customers may use the promo code "Uncork Autumn" and receive $5 off a purchase of $45 or more through Oct. 7.
The business will be offering promo codes periodically and customers or prospective customers may sign up for the newsletter through their website, www.uncorkandcreate.com.
The newest Uncork and Create is located at 3421 U.S. Rt. 60 E., Barboursville.
Reach Judy E. Hamilton at judy.Hamil...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1230.