I understand that it might be the first art class for some people but really, live it up a little. It always starts the same.
Create a ten step (or eleven, or twelve, or whatever) scale going from white to black. Then create your basic color wheel with primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.
Or even better, color butterflies!
Anything would be better than the same old thing done time after time. Its enough to make a real artist bonkers!
I vow, if teaching is ever the career path that art leads me down, the typical color wheel will NOT be the first assignment I ever give. I want students I teach to look forward to class, to enjoy what their doing, and most of all, I want them to want to create art.
Over the years of taking art classes, I find that there are few art teachers that want to inspire students. If I become a teacher, I want to inspire some one to follow down my path. To be able to enjoy the beauty in life and want to recreate it with a passion that I hope I myself never loose.
If I have anything at all to say right now, it’s get out there and make some art!