Sunday, May 21, 2017

Greco-Roman Decor: Fountains

Having a fountain is a great way to bring in Greco Roman Decor.   Below there's see some examples of how other churches have done it and some links to other sites showing other ways to do it.


Make a 3D Fountain

There are several ways to make a three dimensional fountain (some working, some merely decorative). 

This looks difficult, but impressive.

Please excuse the "beer" in this one...but yeah, it's a great idea, and with a little spray paint on the outside could look like stone.

Stacked Planters and Tinsel


Picture by Michelle Barrera from 
Teaching Word Faith Center (Fort Worth, TX)

I love this ides...planters and tinsel, stacked, and you have a fountain.  



 Borrow a Fountain


Fountain Statue Borrowed From I-35 Statuary

We were blessed at our church to be able to borrow several statues from a nearby statuary, including the one above, which doubled as a fountain.  We had a tub underneath it which we surrounded by stones and greenery.

Something simpler, like a bird-bath, could work too in a pinch, and is something one of your church members might have and be willing to lend.

Make sure you have a good safe means to transport anything you borrow.   We asked about a multi-tiered fountain but there were concerns about being able to transport and assemble something like that without it breaking (and of course there's always the concern about kids knocking things over, so be careful about where and how you set up anything borrowed).  


Make a 2D Fountain

A two dimensional fountain can be stunning too.  Check out the examples below.




Picture by Michelle Barrera from 
Teaching Word Faith Center (Fort Worth, TX)

I love how just adding a little tinsel gives a flat drawing a three dimensional feel.




This fountain was painted by a lovely and talented woman at our church.   It was on cut plywood, to allow us to store it and re-use it later.  


 
 
 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Decor: Making "Pottery"

Michelle Barrera let me use lots great pictures of how her church, Teaching Word Faith Center (Fort Worth, TX) decorated for Athens VBS several years back. Here is how they made large pots.


You can see the bases of the vases
are made of cardboard and duct-tape
which is then covered with paper mache.


They then covered the vases with plaster 
(At least, I think that's plaster).






The greenery really looks stunning on these.





Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Colonnade Gallery

Some pictures of colonnades from various churches doing Holy Land Athens or Rome Vacation Bible School.

From Vineyard Church in Hopkinton, MA taken by Areli Biggers




From Faith Baptist Church



From Snowd Branch Church


Picture by Jennifer Mounce 


Made from large cardboard box, with roof added
Picture by Michelle LaFlamme


From Dayspring Baptist Church



Pictures by Michelle Barrera
From Teaching Word Faith Center  in Fort Worth, TX



Learn more about how to make columns here.

More VBS Rome Resources and Ideas.