I have to say at first I didn't know what to expect from myself in the pastel class. It has certainly been MANY years since I last took an "art" class and after walking into the class at Silvermine late after a snow delay, I found the talent there INCREDIBLE! Now, after the second class and many, many trips to the art store, I am offically addicted to pastels. It is a wonderful medium that can be massaged into realism or impressionism or anything in between. Who knew three hours would fly by so quickly! Still taking lots of photos too.