hmm, that's at my private art studio, where i've been going for the past 9+ years. at the art class at school (i needed to fill visual art credits
;; ) we don't really do anything challenging anyhow, cause our tiny art program is crap (it's a relaxing class, though, but even then i don't work on my project and i doodle on scratch paper XD). all we have is art 1-3, ceramics 1 and 2, and 3-D model and design which is basically playing with clay and decorating cardboard pots. the teacher's an awesome guy though
but yeah, if you really like art, i'd suggest finding a class outside of school or a studio; you get a lot more instruction and time with the teacher, you'll make new friends (awww), and you really improve a lot. teachers outside of school can criticize your art as much as it needs, too, and all her years and years and years of criticism have helped me a lot. like if i hadn't joined the studio, i don't think i would have been close to my current level *bows at invisible effigy of teacher*. she's getting a lot more lax, though, the kiddies and middleschoolers were drawing carolers and i saw a lot of anime-style drawings. if i had done anime-styled stuff back then she would have chopped off my head >___<;;; if it's anime stuff you wanna improve on, though, you may wanna check that out with studios you'd consider.