Well, the class was okay. For $70, I could get almost two cooking classes. I think that would have been a better use of funds. But I did learn several things. On thing I learned is that my lathe isn't going to be the most easy thing to use. The lack of ease in changing speeds by manually moving and changing the belt is a PITA. Then there's the cost of tools, sharpening equipment, chucks, etc. I'll probably stick with scroll work and dimensional lumber.
Bowls look fun, but difficult. I'd like to just get good enough at spindles to make some Christmas ornaments each year.