I'm in figure painting, and to learn the planar structure of the figure, the class's assignment was to assemble these paper figured into the position of an old master's painting. Then we painted them from the back - so a different perspective than the original painting. My first reaction to the assignment was, "awesome!" But as I started to assemble my paper figures, it got less and less awesome. I hated it. And the painting took entirely way too much time. Somewhere around 14 hours. It's going to be a long semester.