This was my first attempt at painting and Clive was a gracious teacher. I learned 1) which brushes are necessary and how to hold them, 2) how to arrange my color palette and not to be stingy with paint (in Clive's words "paint like you're a millionaire, even if you're not"), 3) the benefit of starting with a sketch 4) the importance of outlines but knowing they change. Honestly, it was a lot of information to take in, but very helpful. I met my goal of learning enough to start practicing on my own at home. I think this would have been helpful even if I had a background in painting, but it's certainly beginner friendly.