I took the first day to go through the proportions of the face. No, I don't expect the students to remember everything about the proportions, but I had hoped that what they would take away is that they eyes fall half way down the head, your head is 5 eye lengths across, and the ears and nose are the same length. I just did a Yahoo! search to find some good diagrams to create a power point (for some reason, I couldn't find my handout from high school that I have tucked away somewhere). After the presentation, I handed out practice paper and mirrors so the students could practice observing their features and trying to draw them.
For our first project, we are doing pop art self-portraits in the style of Roy Lichtenstein. I gave a presentation about Roy Lichtenstein and then we started line drawings of ourselves. I think the kids are excited to take a break from using value, but it's not far behind!