My 4th grade students learned about value. They painted a value scale after studying Vincent Van Gogh's blue period, then they chose a color to paint a monochromatic background for their gesture prints. The students learned about gesture drawings. They sketched gestures from wooden models. They chose one gesture as the emphasis for their artwork. They carved their gesture in styrofoam and printed it on colored paper. They have to choose complimentary colors for their artwork. They turned out great!