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Team Building Courses

At The PaintBox, we design unique corporate art experiences that meet your business objectives and inspire your team. PaintBox corporate team building events give you the opportunity to interact with colleagues through fun art activities in a creative, entertaining and relaxed environment.

Our corporate art workshops are designed to facilitate teamwork, creative thinking, and a hands-on art activity for everyone under the guidance of experienced and nurturing artists.

If you want your team to start thinking creatively, then start with a brainstorm or planning session in a creative space. Unlike stifling conference rooms, the PaintBoxstudios provide a more relaxed environment to generate new ideas or planning strategies.

Contact us on 08 8388 7776 for a corporate proposal.

Corporate Art Social Events

Was your last office Christmas Party or End of Financial Year Party uninspired? Why not get creative!

At our Corporate Art Parties, everything is hands-on and you can choose from a range of engaging and entertaining art making, such as painting, life drawing and sketching.

Our workshops cater for all levels of artists and no prior experience or skill is required as our tutors will guide you step by step, while allowing you to explore your individual creativity.

The workshops are held in our inspiring warehouse art studios so participants feel like real artists from the moment they arrive. Begin your art journey in our gallery then move to the art studio which is set with everything you need to create a masterpiece.

Workshops are generally two-hour duration, which includes the art workshop, all art materials, and your finished masterpieces to take back to your workplace or home.

As a pricing guide, corporate workshops and events workshops are from $90 per person (minimum 8 participants). Check out the information below about the benefits of art based corporate workshops and the activities we focus on.

Corporate arts-based learning is an interdisciplinary approach, using art as a pathway to explore non-art topics such as leadership, change, and innovation in business.

The goal of art-based learning is not to teach people to be artists but to create immersive learning experiences using artistic processes to help people gain new insights and perspectives about business challenges.

Why Art? It Can Have a Profound Impact on Your Leadership.

We cannot find all the answers to our challenges in the world of the rational, logical, and scientific. Consequently, the arts are emerging as a role model for business to adopt. Through art, we can make it safe to ask the deeper questions that lead to the emotional truth about a situation.

Art making helps us quiet the mind and put us in touch with our inner wisdom. The art making process takes people out of the realm of analytical thinking and into the realm of silence, reverie, and heightened awareness.

Art creates a bonding experience that facilitates collaboration and accelerates the ability to get to the heart of a problem. Drawing or painting images illustrates how differently we see things, and helps us appreciate that many points of view contribute to the whole. Images externalize the unconscious and make tacit knowledge visible.

Art-based activities can be used strategically to create safety, build trust, find shared values, and shift perceptions. Combining right-brain imagination with left-brain logic and analysis increases the capacity for breakthrough ideas and insights that lead to success.

Benefits of arts-based workshops/corporate training

  • Activities such as drawing, painting, carving, quiet the rational mind and awaken the intuitive mind, enabling flashes of insight to occur.
  • Visual art teaches us to see more nuances & details about a subject. Innovators, artists, and inventors all have excellent observation skills.

Art–based learning can be used in business to enhance:

  • Leadership development
  • Creativity & Innovation skills development
  • Design thinking
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Values creation and meaningful work
  • Appreciative Inquiry and leading change
  • Corporate retreats: Hosting Strategic Conversations
  • Meetings and Think Tanks
  • Culture change
  • New product development
  • Idea-generation and problem-solving
  • Role-playing and improving communications

Popular art team building activities

Warm up Activities

These ice breakers are designed to divide the group up in a way that ‘cliques’ are separated and new relationships formed.

  • Chinese Whispers Drawing: The aim of this game is to work as a team in different roles to replicate a drawing that only one team member can see. Assign roles to team members as follows; 1 “observer”, 2 “communicators” and 1 “drawer”. The “observer” is given a picture. They need to describe the picture to the 1st “communicator”. The 1st “communicator” describes it to the 2nd “communicator” who then describes it to the “drawer”. The “drawer” then draws the picture as described.
  • Blind Drawing: The aim of this game is for two people to work together to copy a drawing that only one team member can see. The “drawer” is blindfolded and given paper and pen. The “observer” has to describe the picture to the drawer and help them translate the image.
  • Left (or Right!) Handed Drawing: A great way to remove perceived creative ability barriers. Everyone works together as a team using their non-preferred hand to draw an object onto paper.
Main Activity

Team Artworks

Participants work together in small groups to create artworks on canvas. These can be based on an overall theme to work together or completely individual. They can tie into your corporate values, illustrate your company vision or represent a current company theme or goal. A great way for teams to work together and creatively express themselves! Alternatively, one huge canvas is supplied and everyone adds their own creative touch to it! This is a great “side-activity” for events or parties as the canvas and materials can be set up for the duration of the party for people to add to when they want!

  • Length of workshop: customised
  • What is included:
    • Tutor
    • Option to customise our session to support your ‘theme’
    • All art materials are supplied
    • Lighting and music to set the atmosphere

Champagne and Charcoal

Take up a figure drawing challenge with your group. The qualities nurtured in this workshop are:

  • Trust, curiosity, confidence and tolerance
  • Creative thinking and lateral thinking skills
  • Intuition and vulnerability
  • Demonstrate a basic process of innovation, generating ideas
  • Confront fears of failure and the need for control
  • Experience collaboration
  • Connect with colleagues in a unique and memorable way
  • A perfect ice-breaker or prelude to other activities

Length of workshop: 1 to 2 hours, can be customised (Not including setup time)

What’s included:

  • Tutor
  • Option to customise our session to support your ‘theme’
  • All art materials are supplied
  • Lighting and music to set the atmosphere
  • Live model

Puzzle Artwork

Working in small teams or individually, participants are given a small canvas with random outlines. They then paint their own design using colours, textures and patterns. The group then need to work together to place their piece of the artwork into the right area to see an overall image.

  • Fully customised to suit your team’s budget

Musical Drawings

Each participant is given a blank canvas and begins planning an artwork based on an overall theme. They then present their idea back to the group. Everyone begins drawing the artwork. Then every 15 minutes music starts playing, everyone walks around the artworks and when the music stops they sit at another participants artwork and begin drawing where they left off.

  • Fully customised to suit your team’s budget

Individual Artworks

Each participant is provided with a blank canvas. Our Artist Coach will give an overview of the theme or subject to be painted and then provide some training of different techniques to try out. Inner artists are unleashed as everyone creates their own masterpiece!

  • Fully customised to suit your team’s budget

Presentation and Display

Most activities involve a presentation of the artwork to the group.

We can also arrange exhibitions within office spaces.

Artworks can be used in a variety of different ways;

  • Displayed in the office
  • Donated to charity
  • Taken home as a memento
  • Turned into corporate gifts, stationery, mouse mats etc.

These are just a few examples of the fun activities we can host for your art based team events. All of our events are customised to your needs, so we can always work with you to host different activities or combinations of the above.

Find out how you can leverage arts-based learning in your organization. Contact us for details