Young Rembrandts wanted to offer something more in depth in the summer when there is more time to spend in the classroom. So they developed workshop curriculum that includes pastel drawing.
Why do we expect art technique to be intuitive? Can you imagine going to statistics class and having the professor say – explore? Look at these numbers. Read these new problems and give it a go. Try and figure out how to make numbers do that. No explanation. Not even a text book.