Art at Work developed a collaborative art project for Titirangi Face & Body as part of their staff development day and because Art at Work is a flexible/mobile business the event took place at the owners spacious studio/office. The views of the Manukau Harbour and native bush were inspirational!
Margaret, the owner, wanted the staff to have a little relaxation and fun during their busy day, with the additional benefit of producing a piece of art to enjoy in their staff room. Along with Natasha, the manager of the salon, we discussed and shared some ideas for the artwork and decided on natural beauty, clean lines and femininity as the theme.
When the workshop began, the staff were presented with a table laden with cut glass containers of resources including paua, shells, glitter, beads and pearls. Art at Work also provided small 150 x 150 white tiles and a bed of PVA for the designs to be arranged on. Once the basic pattern had been laid down, fine white and cream glitter was poured over the excess PVA to create a sparkly, luxurious finish.
Some designs were symmetrical and others were of a more random pattern. As Art at Work installed the pieces onto a larger canvas, the different styles enhanced each other to provide additional texture and interest.
During the team building workshop there was a sense of fun and collaboration, of sharing skills and stories and of learning new techniques. Plus, of course, they have a beautiful artwork to enjoy in their staff room! If your organisation would like to undertake a collaborative team building art project Contact Sue