I've checked discussions on Draw Mix Paint now & then over the last few years and found them very helpful, but I've only just formally joined. I have attended some beginner classes & workshops since 2016, but don't tend to practice at home very often, so my progress hasn't exactly been rapid! However, my appreciation of fine art has become a passion over this time and I'm keen to improve my own work. I've done some watercolour and later, acrylic. At the end of this month I'm booked in to attend my first (one-day) oils workshop with a local art group. It's nice to be here.