4 creative workshop ideas to do with your team
Just like spending time in the great outdoors is good for us, dedicating some time to try a new creative outlet once in a while can boost one’s mood and (of course) creativity.
When it comes to team-building activities, there are plenty of things you can do with your colleagues to boost morale, spend time together and nourish everyone’s left hemisphere.
Additionally to being a lot of fun, studies have found that art workshops and creative activities in general are beneficial for people struggling with anxiety, depression and stress and can help with memory, reasoning, and resilience.
Need inspiration? We’re here to help! Here are just a few of our favourites.
Pottery is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a team-building activity, yet, this art form has more than one reason to be included in your next team gathering.
Pottery is a creative outlet that anyone can get on board with. You don’t have to be talented to be able to create something with clay – you can model an incredible vase or create a simple round plate, you will enjoy the process no matter the result.
Pottery is also a great way to destress: concentrating on making something allows you to relax after a long day and block all your work-related worries out for a few hours. Plus, you’ll have a beautiful piece of pottery to bring home with you.
Fancy doing something completely different for your next offsite? This unusual graffiti workshop is a great way to tap into your employees’ creative sides – not to mention getting them reaping all the meditative benefits that come from a) spending time outdoors and b) doing something artistic.
This particular workshop is a brilliant one, as it will be hosted by a talented street artist at a gorgeous local park – which means you get to enjoy all the sights and sounds of nature as you learn more about this exciting art form and its techniques.
Even better? Once you’re all clued up on how to do graffiti, you can work together as a team to create your own design – perhaps even your company logo in street art form!
Pumpkin carving workshop
It’s the season to get your spooky on, so we fully recommend embracing the Halloween spirit at your next offside with a fun pumpkin carving workshop.
While you could choose to host this fun event at an indoor venue, we fully recommend taking your team out into the great outdoors for this one. There, a professional carver will explain the art and history of pumpkin carving to you all – as well as show you all the skills and techniques you’ll need to bring your designs to life.
As if that weren’t enough, the professional carver will then assist the team in carving and decorating their own pumpkins – and they can even act as a judge at the end if you’d like to fish out an award for Best Pumpkin Carving. After all, a little healthy competition is always fun at a team-building workshop.
If the weather doesn’t look great for your next offsite, don’t despair; you can bring the great outdoors inside to you with a virtual terrarium workshop.
This fun team-building event will see everyone provided with all the materials they need to create their own gorgeous terrarium – not to mention an expert botanist to guide them through the process via Zoom.
After all, what better way to enjoy the benefits of nature than by creating your own tiny garden?