Enjoy cocktails while you create your own art piece guided by an experienced artist! We host painting events at our art studio at 75 East Court St, Cortland NY as well as mobile events in local bars and restaurants all over Central New York. View the Event Calendar for upcoming classes!

Instant Artist is a paint and sip experience serving the Syracuse, Cortland and Ithaca areas. We have a studio in Cortland where you can sign up for a class and BYOB. We also are a traveling painting studio with events in local bars, restaurants, lodges and even in your HOME. We provide all necessary materials and step by step instruction for you to create a specific painting that you take home at the end of the event…. and all while sipping on your favorite beverage.

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY… events are taught with first time painters in mind. Paintings events usually last approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.

You can also book a Private Art Party in our studio or a location of your choice… what better way to celebrate a birthday, bachelorette party, bridal shower, baby shower, girls night out, or even fundraisers, corporate team building, or family reunions, then painting socially with your friends! Check out our Private Party page for more information.

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Meet the Artist

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Melissa Guyette is the owner and founder behind Instant Artist. Originally from Homer, NY, Melissa has spent the last 15 years painting pet portrait commissions in Dallas, TX but had been longing to get out of the studio and back to her roots. In June of 2014, she moved back to Central New York to bring the fun, playful paint and sip event concept to her hometown area. She’s excited to help support other local business owners with mobile events, non-profits for fundraising, and bringing a fun creative flair into the lives of her fellow Central New Yorkers.

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WELCOME to InstantArtist! Paint & sip with your friends at our art studio or at any of our off-site events at local bars & bistros!SIGN UP