Most of you know that I teach adult beginners and some intermediate classes (those are much harder to fill because the vast majority of people are beginners).
There are some things I've heard over and over again about peoples' previous experiences:
"My instructor said I had no talent."
"Someone made fun of me and I quit."
"I didn't really learn much."
"It was great, but then I [got married/moved/had a child/insert other life-altering event]."
Because I'm always looking to improve as an instructor, I'd like to hear whether you've ever taken art classes (yes, high school counts) and what you thought. What you got, or didn't get, out of the experience. Was it great, or awful, or somewhere in between? Do you still draw, paint, whatever it was, or did you stop? Be anonymous if you like; I don't mind.