Do you think the "Upside down" drawing exercise by Picasso is too difficult for adult absolute beginners?
I'm about to teach adult beginners (aged 50-70) for the first time in my life.
I was planning to teach the "upside down" drawing as a fun exercise for the first lesson, then move on to real drawings of still life, etc.
I tried to teach the "Upside down" drawing exercise to my parents as a rehearsal, and they complained that it's "too complicated", they said surely my students would give up, feel cheated and hate my class for giving them something so difficult for the first lesson.
I was really counting on teaching this as my first lesson, to help students realize they draw better when focusing only on the lines, not subject matter.
Should I teach a less complicated upside down drawing? Would a simple upside down horse be too recognizable and defeat the purpose of it?
The lesson will be 1.5 hours and the introduction/ theory part would take probably 30- 40 mins so that leaves an hour to draw.
Thank you for your advice! Would love to hear about your experience with adult beginners.