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Yaymaker Host Melody Gillespie located in STRATHMORE, CA

Melody Gillespie

  42 (ratings)

  • Hosting since May 2020
  • 77 events hosted

I realized as soon as I was old enough to hold a pencil that I could draw. My drawings were so realistic that as I child I would sell pictures to my classmates of their pets to them for 15 cents. I never stopped drawing. When I was sitting in boring meetings I would draw the people sitting in the meetings. Now that I am retired, I have enjoyed teaching drawing, painting, and colored pencil to others. Drawing and painting is a series of processes, along with the powers of observation. I may have had naturally obtained powers of observation with hand and eye coordination, but all of that can be learned, and I have taught children as young as 4 and others in their 70s. It is wonderfully relaxing and confidence boosting. You will never look nature the same again.

Now I am a painting fiend, I am a member of the Art Association, and am on the board of directors of the local art gallery.


2.5 out of 5 (21 reviews)
Verified Paint Nite Guest

I want a refund.

Verified Paint Nite Guest

The host kept going fast, we had to tell her several times to slow down. She also did not seem to have a good grasp of how to do the painting. Besides that she was easy to follow.

Verified Paint Nite Guest

Very disappointing!!! She was not easy to follow. She gave us instructions and then would change her mind and tell us to change how we were mixing colors. She was not good at explaining what she was doing and how we could do it. She wasn't fun. She was dul

Verified Paint Nite Guest

She was explanatory threw it all, which was very helpful for us.

Verified Paint Nite Guest

This paint class was really fun! Me and my 7 year old daughter were able to paint together easily in the class and the teacher explained things well and has suggestions with any issues we had. I would gladly take this class again but I recommend having a s