The Groupon offered a 4 week course. We did no painting at all in the first 2 weeks (a total of 6 hours). I did not have time in the remaining 2 weeks to finish my first painting. Lynda's teaching focused on theory and abstract philosophy. She provided no handouts with concrete information, such as how to mix a medium or how to properly apply paint layers. There was little discussion of brush techniques or other practical topics. I found the experience very frustrating and feel it was largely a waste of my time. It was also very expensive to purchase all of the supplies on Lynda's list - many of which I did not require and/or was not told how to use. Lynda's teaching style might be appropriate for someone who already has a solid understanding of oil painting. For a beginner, it was like pulling teeth to get basic, hands-on information from her.