The class is very structured with with a focus on drawing and painting forms, mixing colors, and depicting light, shadow and form in the painting.
This is definitely not the way I work in my fiber art and the class pushes me out of my comfort zone for a few hours each week. I find that I get immersed in the class and the time zooms by so fast that it hardly feels like 3 hours have passed.
(work in progress during the class)
I'm not expecting to come away from the class with any masterpieces but the experience of working with a new type of paint and having to mix the colors I want to work with rather than pulling a premixed color off the shelf gives me a better understanding of color in general. It also gets my out of the studio and away from whatever I'm working on for a few hours which allows me to come back to the studio with fresh eyes and a new perspective on whatever piece I have in progress on the design wall.
Think about taking a class or workshop at a local museum in your area. If you don't have access to one then maybe a local fabric, craft, yarn (one of these days I'm going to sign up for a knitting class and finally knit myself a sweater from start to finish!) or art supply store offers classes in a subject you want to learn more about.