The first exercise was painting positive/negative shapes, and colouring them in complementary colours. It’s not easy painting a circle with a 1 ½” brush; why I did not use the other one, I don’t know. Mixing the two complementary colours into shades of grey (the 3rd column; they all looked brownish to me) gave some really interesting textures.
The last half hour we got to play. Using 3 colours of our own choice, we painted a horizon. It was so much fun to see how the acrylic paint worked with mixing colours and adding water. I will not throw it away as it is apparently a great starting point for adding other techniques and stuff later.
The teacher talked a little about how to overcome the fear of a white canvas. Are you kidding me; I could not start painting fast enough!