Friday, September 9, 2011

Tour of the Atrium: The Room

My summer tour of the Good Shepherd Atrium is coming to a close! I thought today I would try to show you some pictures of the room so that you can see how all of the pieces fit together. I'm taking these pictures from my height so they can't be a real indication of how the room looks and feels to the children. But I wanted to sketch the broader layout for you. Bear with me as I try to get you oriented - I sometimes struggle with directions!

The photo above is of the room when you step in the door and look straight ahead. The walk in coat closet is on the left, several liturgical works are straight ahead against the wall, and the prayer table area is in the right corner of the picture.

Shifting your gaze to the right gives you this view. The Good Shepherd works are just in front of you, infancy narratives are in the white shelves facing you (in the middle of the room), and the parables are behind.

Shifting your eyes once more to the right gives you this view. All of the works which tell about Jesus' last days, and his resurrection are straight ahead and the water source and clean up area are in the closet on the right.

If you walk straight into the room about halfway to the back wall (alongside the liturgical works) and look to the right you see this view of the prayer table, parables, the liturgical calendar, and the art area in the back corner of the room.

Moving even further toward the back wall and looking back gives you this view of the practical life shelves in the front and the works about Jesus' death and resurrection and the clean up area in the back of the picture.

If you walk across the room and stand by the liturgical calendar you can look back and see the liturgical works along the wall (that were straight ahead when you first stepped into the room). You can also see the practical life works on the left side of the picture and the prayer table area on the right.

Moving even further towards the far wall and turning around shows you this view of the liturgical calendar, chasubles and prayer table.

I hope this makes some sense! If you have any questions or if I missed something you wanted to see on the tour please let me know.


  1. Great tour Leslie. It looks different with children working. Looking forward to a new year in the atrium. Deb

  2. Dear Leslie, Now I want to walk into the room when it is full of children and see whether I can orient myself to recognize the items that you have mapped out so clearly. You are doing a wonderful job!

  3. Wow! So beautiful! Thank you so much for mapping out the whole thing! As I set up the Atrium at our church for the first time this year, I'm sure I will refer back here! Thanks so much!

  4. Thank you all!I'm so glad you liked the tour. :)

  5. What a spacious and well-ordered environment! I would love to come work there myself :)

  6. Just found this today from a pin on Pinterest what a wonderful job you are doing on this blog. thank you for sharing with all of us!!!


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