For Art's Sake: Friday posts on the usefulness of art
Building Better Teams with Art: Creative Team Building
Oh Yeah, baby! It's Friday!
Fridays. Woohoo! Everybody loves 'em! It's an end of the work week! It's the start of a weekend.. Party time! But my reason for anticipating Fridays is because I write about something that really gets me psyched! The zillion ways that art - and the art-making process - can be useful.
The End of Boring Team Building Sessions
So, today's 'Friday Favorites: For Art Sake' post is about using art as a means to building teams. Over the years I've had the privilege of facilitating many events in which the creative process has been used to garner staff unity, foster camaraderie, and stimulate conversation. These type of events always come alive. There's something about getting adults in a room with art supplies that releases their inner child, even though that child may have been in hiding for many years!
Their Smiles Say it All
Team participants who join in guided group painting events are surprised and delighted with their work. Their broad beaming smiles are priceless. Staff sessions that engage in assembling collages result in an equal amount of giddy playfulness.
Brainstorming for Tailor Made Projects
In preparing for each team building event, I've always enjoyed brainstorming ideas with supervisors or department heads. Tailoring creative activities that help them reach their staff goals is my specialty. It's never a one-size-fits-all approach, but a this-will-fit-perfectly project. That's my own secret sauce and one that I truly enjoy stirring up!
I'd love to help YOU stir up some creative fun for YOUR staff. Let's brainstorm some ideas!