I am a self-taught artist and woodworker. There have been a few individual classes that I have attended over the years, but mostly, when I want to learn about something I grab a book and read. Then I get my hands dirty and make lots of mistakes and missteps through a long drawn out trial and error process. Usually when I am finally frustrated with myself and the process I have some minor breakthrough that keeps me coming back for more learning and more creating. It's quite a bit like life,isn't it? This is the path to mastery and it is all in the doing, not in the talking. So that's it.