PRIVATE PARTIES & TEAM BUILDING

Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate a special occasion? Do you want to leave the office behind and provide your employees with a unique, fully-customized, creative team building experience?

VisArts’ custom art parties and team building activities will inspire and energize your guests with fun and creative visual art activities. There is no need to be intimidated by the creative process — no experience is necessary as our skilled instructors guide you every step of the way.

VisArts’ team building opportunities inspire innovative thinking, communication, and resourceful problem solving. Our activities can help co-workers to understand different perspectives, allow team members to showcase unique talents in a new arena, and bring individuals together to create a shared vision. We can provide projects that require collaboration between team members or ones that allow each person to explore his or her own ideas.

For those who are looking for a way to celebrate a milestone event or just bring together a group of friends for a creative experience, VisArts’ art parties are a great way to tap into your creative style while laughing and sharing with friends and family. Our parties provide a way for guests to connect with each other in a relaxing, fun, and creative environment.

Your choice of mediums includes: clay, glass, or paint.

Prices include a room and instructor fee and a per person supply cost depending upon the project. Most activities are held in our 3rd floor classrooms. For groups of more than 50 or for parties looking for a more formal setting, our Buchanan Event room is available. There is an additional room fee for this space.

VisArts provides discounts to non-profit organizations that might not otherwise be able to participate in our creative art experiences.

We work with every size group and budget to make planning easy.

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OUR PROJECTS

Painting

TRIPTYCH (NEW)

The image is called Winter Moon and guests will, during this three hour class create a beautiful triptych using three 4”x12” canvases.  The deep profile does away with the necessity of framing the work and makes installation easy. 

 

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

OUR HIVE (NEW)

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

Fluid Painting (NEW)

The hottest trend in painting this year! This is the ultimate creative painting experience-no brush required. Participants will create three 6 x 6 inches paintings after practicing on a small surface. Fluid painting is a type of abstract art that uses acrylic paints mixed with different pouring mediums to create a fluid, flowing consistency. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined to create extraordinary patterns and designs. This class will focus on pouring techniques such as puddle pouring, dirty pour, and swiping.

Work will be left with VisArts staff to dry and be varnished.
Work will be ready for pick up within 5 business days.

 

Room use and instructor fee: $400
Per person material: $39
$100 assistant fee if number of participants exceeds 15 guests

WINE BOTTLE PAINTING (NEW)

Participants can select from blue of clear wine bottles to create a three-dimensional painting using special glass paints. VisArts supplies special corks with LED lights that can be switched on and off to create a one-of-a-kind work of art.

This project can be taken home at the end of the event.

 

Room use and instructor fee: $400
Per person material: $34
$100 assistant fee if number of participants exceeds 15 guests

Palettes and Paint

Social painting classes are a great way to entertain your corporate colleagues or a group of friends. You pick an image, your guests receive a lightly pre-sketched 16” x 20” canvas, and an instructor leads a step-by-step painting lesson. This three-hour class can be tailored to a two-hour class, if desired.

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

 

Image Gallery

 

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

 

Image Examples

 

CERAMICS

HAND BUILDING (NEW)

Working in clay is a real challenge for most individuals. Our hand-building project allows participants to create a vessel or tray while learning basic ceramic skills such as joining, slip and score and cutting. A variety of stamps, sprigs and other texture tools will be provided so that creations can reflect individual design ideas. Colored clay slips will be provided so that participants can paint their work which will then be bisque-fired and glazed by VisArts staff. Work will be ready for pick up 10 business days after the event.

 

Room use and instructor fee: $400
Per person material: $30
$100 assistant fee if number of participants exceeds 16 guests

TRY THE WHEEL

There are very few artistic endeavors that are as challenging as working on a pottery wheel. Your guests will be provided one and half pounds of clay and the tools necessary to create a wheel-thrown piece of work. Our skilled instructor will walk through the entire process and provide amply demonstrations and assistance. Participants will pick a glaze that will be applied by VisArts staff after bisque-firing. Work will be ready for pick up 10 business days after the event.

 

Room use and instructor fee: $400
Per person material: $30
Limited to 12 participants

Fused Glass

The Everlasting Office Plant (NEW)

You won’t need to worry about your everlasting office plant when you go on vacation. No matter how long you neglect this beautiful piece of fused glass, the only maintenance it will require is a bit of dusting. Three-inch terra cotta pot and pea gravel will be provided.

Work will be fired by VisArts staff and ready for pickup within 7 business days.

 

Room use and instructor fee: $400
Per person material for small plant: $39   |   Per person material for large plant: $49
$100 assistant fee if number of participants exceeds 15 guests

POSY BOWL (NEW)

Participants will create this slightly curved flower dish while becoming proficient at nipping and cutting concentric circles of glass.

Work will be ready for pick up within seven business days of the event.
Finished dimensions of the work will be approximately 7 x 7 inches.

 

Room use and instructor fee: $400
Per person material: $50
$100 assistant fee if number of participants exceeds 15 guests

FUSED GLASS PLATE (NEW)

One of our most popular group activities, participants create a 6” x 6” square or 8” x 4” rectangle while they learn about the “cool glass” process during this two-hour class. Your guests learn how to cut glass and consider how different glass interacts. Finished work is ready for pick up within 10 business days of the event.

For those looking for a collaborative twist, we offer a one-hour extension of our regular fused glass plate workshop so that your guests can work collaboratively to create a large-scale piece of artwork. VisArts instructors work with guests to create a balanced design and pleasing color scheme.

 

Room use and instructor fee: $400
Per person material: $39
$100 assistant fee if number of participants exceeds 15 guests

COLLABORATIVE GLASS WAVE (NEW)

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.

LET US CUSTOMIZE A PROGRAM THAT MEETS YOUR GOALS!

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