So, I'm trying something different and have signed up for a painting class at Michael's. Specifically, Landscape I-Painting by Grumbacher. I was in a rush, and the lady at the customer service counter barely knew how to register me for the class, so I didn't ask then.
Are these the kind of classes where everyone paints the same scene? This would be fine with me, as I first need to learn technique.
Or are these classes more freeform and I should go with a photo in hand or at least a good vision of what I want to paint?
The supply list they gave me starts with a "kit" and asks for a couple of additional colors, which leads me to believe it's the former. I thought I'd ask here, though, for someone with first hand experience.