Collaborative
Mural

Do your employees feel like they work at a second home or just in a warehouse, storing office furniture? Is your space personalized?

If not, consider bringing the Art Factory in for a team building event. You’ll foster a shared history during the event and at the same time be contributing some fresh colour and art to your walls once your collaborative mural is complete!

Like A Page from a
Massive Colouring Book

  • An image is submitted
    then simplified
    and divided by the number of participants

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  • Project is broken up and a 16″x20″ black and white piece is given to each participant

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  • Each canvas
    comes with it’s own tip sheet and associated colour image to follow along to

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  • Participants are only responsible to mix and apply paints

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  • At the end of the 2 hour event all the pieces, along with your team, assembles together for photos, perfect for social media uploads.

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  • Finally the finished work is brought back to the office where it’s permanently installed as the perfect team buiding metaphor and reminder of your shared history!

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  • We take the image you choose, massively blow it up while simplifying all the difficult parts in Photoshop.
  • At this point we break it down to more basic shapes and colours so your team, regardless of experience or skill, can successfully finish it in a two hour period.
  • Every custom canvas has it’s outline and an accompanying color handout to follow like a page from a colouring book but with all the “answers” given!
  • Participants only have to mix and apply paint according to the handout.
AT THE END OF THE EVENT ALL THE CANVASES ARE ASSEMBLED TOGETHER AND EVERYONE GETS TO SEE THEIR PLACE IN THE “BIGGER PICTURE”.
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On the day of your Event

Our team will arrive up to 60 minute early to make sure the space is prepared and protected from any errant drops of paint. Dropsheets for the floors are put down, plastic sheets for the tables and of course aprons for the participants are laid out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Potential Combinations

Just because you have an odd number of people doesn’t mean you can’t create. Most photos have “empty” sections for canvases that we’ll prepare for you just to fill in any holes in your group. Choose the image you want, we’ll figure out the rest later!

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) recently did a lunch time art project with Eric Budovitch and his team at the Art Factory as a teambuilding exercise for about 70 of our professional employees. The goal of the project was to break up the full day conference with an exercise that got people moving, creating, talking, collaborating and trusting each other in a fun relaxed atmosphere. The team canvases we made did just that. Feedback via a survey after the conference was that an overwhelming number of employees truly enjoyed the project. The bonus to this project, unlike other team exercises, is we now have several finished pieces of art to display in our offices. His team was professional, articulate in explaining the project, and was well prepared with all the supplies required.

Overall a great teambuilding project that I would highly recommend for any size group.
SUSAN ROHAC SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, ONTARIO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA

Simplified Images

Complex images are simplified into cut-out like designs so amateur artists can successfully complete work significantly above their skill level.

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