Collaborative Art: How Do We Fit Together?  

Level: Beginner

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $39 for each person up to 8 people. $29 each up to 16 people. $23 each above 16 people.  4 person minimum for teams.

All materials are included to create a complete collaborative art piece.

Sign Up: Contact Marika at [email protected] to begin

Why A Collaborative Art Piece?

This activity is designed to help you personally integrate and share your inspiration and learning with your team through an artistic, open and safe process.  As a result, your team will create a complete collaborative artwork that will be professionally finished for display in your offices.

Why Art?

Here are some benefits of art-making and to your team

  • It is a nonverbal mode of communication and expression that encourages creativity.
  • It’s a form of relaxation, relieves stress, increases personal morale and a mood booster.
  • Increases brain connectivity and plasticity.
  • Improves your sense of self and provides a sense of accomplishment.
  • It allows your team to consciously practice a growth mindset.
Student Service Team at Seattle Central's Final Project
Student Service Team at Seattle Central’s Final Project

A Growth Mindset & Safe Space

The enemy of creativity and a growth mindset is fear and shame. The objective of this activity is to play and discover your sometimes shy and skittish creative self and create a team mindset to nurture creativity.

Key learning opportunities and takeaways from this workshop:

  • Mistakes are opportunities to learn and grow and make even better art. We love mistakes, trust them and learn to love them.
  • Commit to imperfection. There is no such thing as perfection in art.
  • Play & Enjoy the process. The product will follow.
  • Trust Yourself. You are your own guru in art and life.
  • Discomfort is working at your learning edge. If you are uncomfortable, embrace this as an opportunity to explore why and learn more about yourself.
  • Ask for feedback. If you have a goal or vision and are frustrated – ask for guidance.
  • Share what you are learning. About watercolor, color, insights and your own creative process.
  • Get curious! Ask questions, lots of questions.