I really want to have my middle school students try out gesturing. I'm just stumped at where to go with it. Last quarter, I had my students make a 3-D model with modeling clay (the kind that doesn't dry out - therefore they couldn't have a project to take home. it was more of an exercise). That didn't work too well with students stealing the clay/throwing it. If I think back to when I was in high school, I recall adding a gesture into a landscape and using pastels. This is a possibility, but I'm afraid their landscapes will turn into green grass, blue sky, and sheep clouds. I could always have them look in magazines for a landscape picture to work off of, but I'm not sure. I attempted to make a sculpture out of pipe cleaners, but that wasn't very successful Any ideas for me?