I ran a two-day methodology workshop which became known as 'Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained'. Students were asked to bring in a piece of work - something they weren't entirely sure about, something unfinished or that had been hanging around for a while. They paired up and swapped artworks without explanation and spent 10 minutes quietly looking at and considering each others work. After 10 minutes they had to return the work to its owner with an instruction or task that would develop the piece and had to be completed within an hour. The brief was to try and stretch each other as far as possible. If it was an object, make it a performance, if it was a film, make it a drawing etc... After the hour we regrouped, changed partners and repeated.
At the end of the second day we made an impromptu exhibition,