I'll be honest, at first, I absolutely hated this woman. I even tried to see if there's anyway I can switch into someone else's workshop. Let's just say I am very glad that Leslie did not let me switch. This turned out to be a great class! Sigrid is an acquired taste, that's true, but once you acquire it, it's awesome! Yes, she's harsh. But not overly so. The woman is honest and blunt about it. I disagree with the previous review that Sigrid expresses favoritism. I did not get that impression at all, and I can not think of anyone who she favored or disfavored. I thought she was very fair in her treatment. If she doesn't like the piece, she'll trash it, if she doesnt like your attitude, she'll yell at you, if you're not participating and clearly haven't read the piece, she'll pick on you to comment. But if you come prepared, having read the pieces, if you offer helpful comments, and if you take everything with a grain of salt, she'll absolutely love you. The woman is also hilarious. Overally, if you can take a bit of criticism and sometimes an attitude, take the class, you'll have one hell of a time. If you're gonna cry every time ur piece gets trashed or the prof snaps at you for talking to your neighbor, or you get grossed out easily, then stay away, because you'll be cringing all the time.