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Large Color felt Markers

Interior of a churchIn only five short minutes, the Christian story can be communicated in a clear, interesting, and appealing way with a sketch board. A small but personal group of people outdoors may be addressed in a busy part of a large city or out in the open air in a park or on the sea shore. In other indoor situations, it is equally useful. I have used this type of sketch boards techniques in family services in a large church, to holiday makers in a bingo hall or to a group of teenagers at a Christian disco. The key to success is practice.✞

Paint or Felt Tip Pens

Sketch Board MarkersThis technique can be used not only with paint but also with large color felt tip pens. These are a little cleaner than wet paint which does tend to run on the board and can easily end up either on the floor or on your clothes! There are potential problems but the single biggest advantage of ladder lettering is its visibility. Even in a large hall or church, four or five inch high letters and words can easily be seen a hundred feet or more away. If you are a little nervous of making mistakes try drawing out the lines faintly in pencil beforehand as a guide.✞

Clip-On Microphone

Pendant MicrophoneA small portable or clip-on microphone hung around the neck is a great asset too, as it will enable you to partly turn your back on your audience and still be able to be heard.

"Sketch Boards Techniques"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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