My teacher for this class had an interesting approach to pushing his students. Or, as my brother summarized it for me, “Marita, you’re being trolled!”
For this project, he sent us off into the building to make a detailed drawing of any given area, with no further instructions.
Then, surprise! After we had finished, he then said that we needed to incorporate some sort of fantastical element into the drawing.
… But we weren’t done yet. Surprise again! Now tape another sheet of paper to your page, and include five other random elements, and connect the imagery! In the end, we were supposed to end up with a surreal sort of space.
It was a worthwhile exercise.