I started 3 months ago as a teacher in a french artschool.
During my first trimester, I asked my students to make a warrior based on their origins (it's an international class).
While they were doing my exercises, I've done that by my side and showed my process to create characters.
This first trimester helped me to see how my students managed with photoshop and search for references, without using too much photobash or 3D softwares (allowed Daz Studio).
The second trimester will be more based on a professionnal process, based on a background and using 3D softwares :)