This is the first time I am learning watercolours and in a private class. Previously I have done classes with Lasalle and Nafa for oil painting. The big difference is that Leach goes through the basics very thoroughly so that troubleshooting when you actually do a project later on is much easier. She really puts herself in the shoes of the student and is so generous in sharing her experiences. She is so encouraging that you actually think you can really do this thing (heh heh)! But then that’s what art is – it’s an expression – your expression, your mistake, your success, no judgment.