I signed up for some painting classes through Sarasota County's Adult Continuing Education Program. Eight lessons for $130 -- can't really find a better deal than that.
The added bonus is that I did learn quite a bit. I am not planning on quitting my day job and sailing down to the Florida Keys to become a full time artist by any means. However, I am finding that I enjoy learning something new and I enjoy painting enough to want to keep working at it. Eventually I will turn out something I think worthy of hanging on my wall.
Yesterday, the subject was painting boats with a reflection in the water.
One more lesson to go in this series. Unfortunately the instructor announced that he would not be continuing to through ACE. I don't know yet whether there will be other classes but I plan on checking that out.