There are learn-to-brew days held once or twice a year by many homebrew clubs; these are intended to educate new/interested brewers into how homebrewing is done. Usually, multiple home brewers will be at these events, brewing, giving you the opportunity to see several different methods and equipment styles all in one place. I'd suggest asking your local club when their next planned event is. Similarly, your local club may be able to hook you up with a mentor who can show you the ropes.
Here's a blog post on my clubs last learn-to-brew event: http://suigenerisbrewing.com/index.php/ ... ters-time/