Do one Cycles and one Blender internal renderer tutorial, if you haven’t done so:
There is a Tutorial which explains the differences between these two renderers a bit: http://www.blenderguru.com/videos/introduction-to-cycles
Follow the create-and-render-a-still-life-scene-in-blender-using-cycles tutorial in order to try out Cycles renderer.
Great ressource for internal renderer: http://blendernerd.com/category/tutorials/lighting/ (for instance: 1, 2, 3)
Hand in a few pictures of your (current) projection idea and share some notes about it in a text file. You are also welcome to report on your learning process there.
There will be a short presentation of your renderings in class on March 30th.
Deadline: March 29th, 12:00