Art Assignments are portfolio building exercises designed to help you grow. If you are self taught, and trying to round out your portfolio, consider assigning yourself some homework. Unlike the [enrichment] Threads, these are designed to engage your creative and critical thinking skills, rather than trying to build your basic foundation skills. As an artist, its important to remember that you will always need to do both. To gain the most from doing the assignments, and from the critiques you may receive, follow instructions closely and push yourself to not approach any topic lazily.