It can be a powerful approach to corporate team building and cohesiveness.
For many folks the feeling of trepidation at the prospect of making art, especially in front of friends and co-workers, can be anxiety inducing. However. what sounds like a scary adventure can turn into a most refreshing and memorable experience for the team.
It may even seem that the event is awkward and a bit silly but once one is engaged, it should be a surprising enjoyment for all.
The creative process allows you to get out of the daily grind and to step back to a time when life was just about having fun.
Art has been used as a vehicle to encourage teams to think outside the box in a variety of workplaces.
Art has been used to build teams especially new teams where they have an opportunity to get to know each other in an atmosphere of creativity, fun, and supportive energy. Participating in art has been used to provide a healthy balance to a busy and/or stressful workplace.
Supplies included: canvases, paints, brushes, images, framing etc. Quotes based on the number of hours requested and the number of participants
Team building is extremely valuable, it builds trust amongst the team and Trust is a crucial leadership competency for organizational success. Debbie’s ability to leverage art to strengthen trust was a wonderful experience. I was looking for a unique challenge to continue our Leadership Journey and Debbie’s “Blank Canvas” workshop was exactly what I was looking for.. Thank you Debbie Mosher - Expressions of Colour Art Studio
John Banks, Director Central Services , Workers Compensation Board NS