Well, hello, neighbor! And DO tell me if there is a mailing list for workshops sponsored by the Art guild in the Greensboro area!
I'm not at all familiar with the Mungyo pastels. But the Richeson Hand Rolled sets are also not terribly expensive and they do a GREAT job. Check prices at rexart.com. By the way, there is a pastel workshop for beginners being taught next weekend in Forsyth (Feb 21 and 22).... two days for $125... and I believe there is still a spot available if you are interested. If so, please email me at [email protected]
and I'll give you more info. I think the time is 9 to 4 each day.