team building workshop

Art Quest

Art Quest: Team Building through Visual Expression and Qualitative Research


team building workshop

Overview

This workshop facilitates the development of strong, cohesive teams through collaborative exercises using the medium of art. And importantly, in addition to the process of creation, the program explores by means of qualitative research, the thoughts and feelings expressed by participants through their visual artworks.

Participants forge fresh bonds with each other as they engage in expressing their shared vision, in a context that deviates markedly from their usual frames of reference, and a setting that is unfamiliar, yet relaxing.

Besides the satisfaction of unleashing their creativity, the teams get to express their vision and ideas on canvas, discuss the themes with the instructors, and present their work to the rest of the class.

Instructors move from team to team guiding them in the use of art materials to create the desired impact on canvas, at the same time using open-ended interviewing techniques to explore participants’ feelings and bring forth emotions into the open in a way that they feel comfortable with. Akin to group discussions, the moderators employ projective and enabling techniques to facilitate a deeper exploration of various themes, perspectives and issues emerging from the artworks.




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Outcome and Benefits

The workshops boost corporate performance and improve productivity in the workplace through a variety of mechanisms, including:

  • Team bonding through networking, socializing, and getting to know each other engaging in creative activities that markedly differ from their day to day work.
  • As they get to know each other from a distinctly different perspective, participants develop more harmonious, constructive relationships, built on mutual respect and better appreciation of each other’s personalities.
  • This leads to improved communication among employees.
  • The activities instil a sense of co-operation as also the spirit of competition, in a way that promotes workplace productivity.
  • Celebrating each other’s successes and contributions boosts employee motivation.
  • The unfamiliar nature of the team building exercises provides a great milieu for fostering innovation and honing creativity.



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Workshop Stages

The workshop can be categorized into 3 distinct stages:

  1. Ideation: Brainstorm to uncover, screen and refine concepts and ideas for the artwork.
  2. Creation: Craft the chosen idea into a collaborative work of art.
  3. Presentation and Display: Explain the concept and theme of the artwork.

Materials, Locale, Format, Contact

Mediums: acrylic painting/mixed media.

Art Materials: paints, canvases and other required material provided by instructor.

Venue: art studio/other locations.

Format: The workshop is well suited for group participants from diverse organizations. Structure, duration and detailed specifications are customized to suit your requirements.

Contact: Ms. Sangeeta Charan, email: charansangeeta@gmail.com.



Instructor


team building workshop - instructor - Sangeeta Charan

Ms. Sangeeta Charan (MSc, BEd) is an abstract artist who works with mixed media. Over the past 20 years, she has amassed a rich collection of paintings, sculptures and installations, and held/participated in exhibitions in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Malaysia, Mumbai and Bangalore.

A creative, passionate educator, Sangeeta has been teaching since the early 1990s, in schools as well as at her studio. As an arts teacher, her goal is to inspire, to bring forth ideas, hone skills and develop creativity. Besides teaching techniques, Sangeeta aims to expand participants’ minds through art.



Exhibitions and Events — Archives

Affordable Art Fair Singapore — 2017 Studio Fine Art gallery featured six local artists at AAF.

Faith, Love and Hope — 4 May, 2018. Charity Exhibition at Assisi Hospice, 832 Thompson Road, Singapore.

World Art Dubai — 18 to 21 April, 2018

Affordable Art Fair Singapore — 2022 Studio Fine Art gallery to feature six local artists at AAF 2022.


Workshops

Venue: Studio

  • Team Building
  • Abstract painting
  • Mixed media painting
  • Children’s Workshop

Contact/Enquire

Sangeeta Charan,
email: studiofineart14@gmail.com
Studio: 47, Jalan Pemimpin, #06-03,Halcyon 2, Singapore 577200

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