I was lucky to be invited to instruct for a few sessions at the Waldorf school near COP. I began with drawing basics, shading, value and tone and had them do realistic self portraits. The students then chose a modern artwork to study and recreate. First they draw a scaled up cartoon o sketch paper. This drawing is to be transferred to a painting support. They lock in the charcoal transfer with thinned burnt sienna and add in the darker values.
In the next sessions the students learn colour mixing and apply colour overtop their locked in and transferred drawings.
They use a big brush and block in the largest coloured shapes keeping in mind the values.