Most Orientation Year assignments are made up of different parts, so that students come to (beforehand) unexpected insights and outcomes. 

In this painting assignment, students where given a home assignment to fill large pieces of paper with monochrome colours that they had to mix themselves (which is difficult!) and find particularly ugly. After bringing these to class, these "ugly pieces of colour" where cut up and exchanged among students, to form the basic, unrealistic colour material for portraits taken from magazines.