Thursday I had the students make their own paintbrushes with cheap found materials. Using ink and paint we made expressive drawings emphasizing the proportions and character of their clay convexity. The parameters (making their own paintbrush) are defined by the means as opposed to focusing on the end results. This creates a unified body of work, but allows for personal expression. As a teacher I find you get better result when you set the parameters, but leave room for the students to interpret.