Once again this year I was part of the design team to create the stage for our church’s Vacation Bible School program. Grace Chapel, in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, is known for it’s strong music, drama, and visual arts community. I am very fortunate to be a part of that! This year we had over 600 kids and 220+ volunteers attend the week long program.
So, come along for a short journey in pictures and see our interpretation of ‘Cave Quest’!
We have an area on a landing that is great for unique visuals, so we put together a mock cave entrance in the woods. The theme is ‘Jesus, light of the World’, so we put a cross just inside with colored lighting. All of these styrofoam pieces were reused from last year’s Mt. Everest VBS. With a little tweaking with a hot knife, and a bit of paint, we were ready to roll!
Next, we had to create the check in caves (two 10′ x 10′ canopies with paper over them) and paper the long hallway to resemble a cave.
We also needed to create 65 stanchion formations, 50 that the children would gather around during certain functions, and the rest to set around as decoration. Team member Maria came up with the idea to have ‘crystals’ coming out of the rocks. Sounds good, lets get to work! 6 colors, 65 pieces each, got it…
Now to retool and repaint the stage pieces from last year. This year we were able to get a little more height to the ends of the background pieces, and it really added another dimension to it.