Monday, September 28, 2009


Katherine drawing lines on wall.

I've been helping with a mural project at my church all summer and now it's about 95% finished, all 300 feet of it. Yep, that's right, it's 300 feet long and 8 feet high, stretching the length of the children's nursery wing. Katherine Boettcher, a muralist, designed the project which illustrates all the Bible stories taught in the nursery classes, using photos of zoo animals and many of our children. She projected the drawings onto the walls and we drew the lines on the wall in pencil and then went back and painted over the lines with dark brown latex paint. Then families were invited to come and paint. Here's a video showing us working last Saturday.

CMBC Mural September 2009 from Nathan Becker on Vimeo.


  1. Thanks for sharing the mural video. What a beautiful project and wonderful sense of community.

  2. Wow!! What an amazing sight to see.

  3. Hey Jo, the book is to house what we glean, and gather from the class.
    Mystele has a very unique way of helping us to pull from our heart what we are drawn to, what we love, to help us lean and develop our own particular style. To help us "see" when we look at other artists what it really is that we like about their art. To take those elements and learn to incorporate them into our art, rather than trying to copy theirs. Pretty interesting so far.


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