Okay so yeah...I just showed the med school dean's wife how to draw. That was pretty fun.
So I've bee planning a sketching class for med students basically since med school started. Now I've got funding for 20 or so med students, strong support from faculty, plus somewhat of a curriculum lined up. First there will be an abbreviated course on art fundamentals. After that I've got some still life exercises in mind, and then some models lined up for figure drawing, as well as some clinical exercises in mind for drawing a representation of organs based on ultrasound and MRI scans (working with an MD to further elaborate on this aspect). We'll start with graphite sketching, move on to charcoals, and then, if I manage to nab extra funding (and I think I'll get it), we'll be moving on to color media (oil pastels, acrylics).
I'd like some input on what you think I should emphasize to really make the whole experience fun and not boring, especially in the beginning. I'd especially love to hear from people who've gone through art school.