Yes, they are lovely instruments. The lute, eh? Can you play its Stairway to Heaven equivalent, Greensleeves?
Yeah, neither do/did I, which is why I didn't include it at first. I intuitively want to say music is far more mechanical in its construction and implementation, but I guess art really can be, too. I suppose it depends on who's behind the pencil.
I don't think she's susceptible to being summoned as of late, but I know @Saturned took some art classes. I want to say she didn't find them very helpful from an informational point of view.
If I remember correctly, her teacher told her this: "If you want to be an artist, travel to Paris. Sketch a scene on a small piece of paper. Then sketch it on a larger piece of paper. Then paint it on a small canvas. Then paint it on a larger canvas. Then paint it on a large canvas."
So essentially, she paid to be told what I've already told you =/