I took my first painting class and my second drawing class. Same teacher. Not much instruction going on. It felt like studio time. "Here's some paint and here's a canvas paper, two brushes and a drawing". More or less "go for it". So for me it was a struggle but I vow to stick with the classes because I'm sure to get something out of them.Next week we are supposed to bring "large" brushes, even house painting brushes so the class will work more loosely. This is going to be interesting.