Every year our school has a school auction and each grade is responsible for creating a class project to be auctioned off during the live portion of the event. This year, I was in charge of our third grade class auction project. I honestly had no idea what I was agreeing to when I volunteered, but I ended up having a lot of fun researching, planning, and then executing our class project with the help of the students.
Since photography is my thing, I was looking for a photo project I could do, and someone suggested we try an aerial shot where the kids hands and arms make the larger design. The most popular shapes are circles, hearts, squares, and crosses and they are popular for classes because they include everyone and are a fun piece of art that is a great conversation piece. Sometimes they have text inside the shape or designs that play off the main shape, but the basic idea is the same. I gave two ideas and our class did an informal vote for a heart shaped image made by the students and we scheduled our photo shoot.