This will depend what you are looking for and what you would like to learn. Here are a few key points to keep in mind:
Do your research
I am mainly talking about short courses here for those that want to draw and paint. There are usually a range of courses and workshops in most towns and cities and the first step would be to see what is on offer. Most libraries keep details on local adult education courses, you may also be able to find private classes.
I have met some learners who sign up for art classes with some unhealthy ideas which end up restricting them along the way. I thought I would share some of these thoughts and give my ideas on why they hold people back.
‘I Don’t Want to Spend Money On Materials’
I meet several learners who are on a budget, which I understand. I am not a tutor who tells students to go out and buy everything (and I have met ones like this). I think this is unrealistic for those on a budget and you don’t have to buy everything or even the most expensive materials to get good results.
There is a line however where it becomes limiting, when a learner just doesn’t want to spend anything on materials. You can’t expect to learn about materials and experiment if you won’t buy more than one pencil and a sketchpad! Now if you just want to draw fair enough, make sure you do a drawing course and just that, otherwise some purchases will be necessary.