"I had a great time in art class, today. I don't remember the last time I painted something that wasn't meant to be a decoration (either on our wall or as a gift), but is instead about telling a story or reflecting a feeling. If you're a local, you should seriously consider checking out The Messy Artist's classes -- they've got loads of classes for kids, Sarah asks to take classes there every single session because she loves them so much, and now they're offering Foundations in Art for grownups. The teacher, Viviana, is entirely awesome -- she'll give you really detailed, straightforward advice on how to make your art look the way you want it to, but if you're some weird hippie and you tell her you want a color that feels like a Long Island beach in winter, she will totally work with that, too. :)"