The projects they had to do was to shape tween an eye blink, a flag wave, and then animate a walking sequence. My only regret is that we didn't have enough time to rig and animate a face. Anyway, here are some examples of the students' work.
This one is supposed to be me. My student Gabby did a quick illustration of me and then animated my eyes blinking.
I'm really happy with how this one turned out. Ian (my student) worked so hard to get it right.