TEAM BUILDING PROJECTS

Painting

OUR HIVE 

In a honeybee hive one can find a level of cooperation and collaborative teamwork that exists nowhere else on Earth. Each bee has an important role to play in the survival and success of the hive.

A business is much like a hive- the ultimate success of the hive depends upon its employees to work together. This project asks participants to consider their individual place in the hive and their contributions to the success of their group.

Using 14 inches hexagon shaped canvases, participants will create a hive that represents their individual strengths, passions and contributions to their group. Canvases can be assembled into any number of designs to represent an almost un-limited number of connections between co-workers.

 

Room use and instructor fee: $500
Per person material: $50
$100 assistant fee if number of participants exceeds 15 guests

Collaborative Painting

An ideal team building experience, collaborative painting requires participants to negotiate color, design elements, and transitioning between individual canvases to create a cohesive product. As in the workplace, co-workers must consider the opinions and views of others to produce a finished work. The image above was painted by 20 people and uses nine 16” x 20” canvases to create one large image.

Includes assembly and wiring of one mural

Room use and instructor fee: $400
Per person material: $25
$75 charge to assemble and wire one mural
$100 assistant fee if number of participants exceeds 18 guests

Musical Easels

A new twist on collaborative painting, participants start with the same pre-sketched canvas, rotating to another canvas every 15 to 20 minutes. Just as work projects require us to consider co-workers’ input, this activity focuses more on the creative process than the final product. This is a terrific activity for even the most reluctant of painters because each painting is the product of many. The images above were created by 16 people.

 

Room use and instructor fee: $400
Per person material: $25
$100 assistant fee if number of participants exceeds 18 guests

 

 

THINK OUTSIDE THE SPECIES

People are often described by referencing animals: timid as a mouse, roars like a lion, changes spots like a leopard! Participants will have the opportunity to create hybrid animals that reflect their personalities, challenges or strengths. VisArts will provide lots of images to work with and then our instructor will lead your guests through the sketching and painting of their creation. This activity allows for participants to reveal parts of themselves that they may keep hidden or to express an aspect of their personality that they hope others will see. This creative activity allows for reflection as well as self -expression. Since the animal creations are imaginary there is no “right” or “wrong” way to express oneself. This is all about creativity and having fun.

 

Room use and instructor fee: $400
Per person material: $25
$100 assistant fee if number of participants exceeds 18 guests

 

 

Fused Glass

COLLABORATIVE GLASS WAVE 

This is a lovely collaborative fused glass project that can be combined with another individually focused project such as our fused glass plate or can stand alone.

The small wave would be as a suitable for groups of less than 6 people while the large wave would be suitable for groups of up to 10 people. This collaborative project makes for a beautiful piece of artwork for a conference room or lobby credenza. Because of the size of this glass project, it will not be ready for two weeks from the date of the event.

 

Room use and instructor fee: $400
Small wave (10″ x 18″): $350   |   Large wave (12″ x 18″): $450
$100 assistant fee if number of participants exceeds 15 guests

If this collaborative project is done in conjunction with another individual glass project, an additional hour of instructional time will be required at a cost of $150. There will be no additional room charges.