About a year ago at this time, I wrote about a set I designed when I was Visual Arts Director at a church in California.
For those of you new to this blog, you can read more about it HERE.
This year, I am back at it again, but this time in the role of a volunteer. I am now part of the creative team at Lake City Community Church in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. I was asked to design a set for the weeks leading up to Christmas Eve that would be less thematic and more generic. - one that would fit the moderate budget and could be reused throughout the year. The lobby would give everyone their traditional Christmas fix, but when you entered the auditorium, it would be more abstract and theatrical.
So I went fishing around on the Internet and saw many grand designs.
The word "spandex" came up in several conversations....
As cool as it looks, it is a bit pricey.
|designed by Duke Dejong (aka: The Duke of Spandex)|
Then I remembered how cool that faux stained glass looked....
|designed by Patrick Fore from Journey Church in Norman, Oklahoma|
But the printing and paper costs were a little high.
Then this caught my eye:
|designed by Camron Ware|
I bet you can't guess how that was done...
Smoke and mirrors baby.
This is where we started...
...and here is what we did:
Bought a roll of 5' wide Weed Block from Home Depot (about $100)
Cut several 30' lengths from it - I cut it 6' longer than required so it would "puddle" on the floor.
(I love my huge foyer - fondly nicknamed "the bowling alley")
Sewed a casing along the top edge of each panel.
We laid them all out on a lot of painter's plastic.
See ya in the pew....