I took the painting class that was eight weeks long. This clay pot was the class project. The courses here are all taught by inmates, and not taught that well, and not taken very serious by most. I needed to take the class in order to acquire my own locker down at recreation. I sketched out the class project for all 20 inmates. We were taught by using acrylic paint. I realized in the first class that I hated acrylics. However, I stuck with it for four more weeks. Acrylics dried too fast. They didn’t mix well and it was not a smooth finish. It was difficult to lighten or darken. Honestly , I was just used to oil painting. So instead of giving up and throwing it away, I finished the project in oil.