I am new to PD and was wondering if there are any in-person workshops or classes that I could attend to help me get started. I am available to travel if needed. Thanks for any advice.
Check on the Pure Data Facebook group, and on the PD mailing list, as there are more likely to be announcements there. You do find workshops sometimes, but you'd be lucky to find one at the right place and right time.
But don't be discouraged from learning PD if you can't find a workshop. There are lots of good resources available online, and lots of friendly people willing to help. I remember thinking that I wouldn't be able to learn it without a teacher, but once I pushed through the initial hurdles, teaching myself became easy and enjoyable.