Put the “art” in your next team building art party and get creative with a social or company outing using these arty team building ideas.

We have tons of creative and fun your. If you are looking to break the mold and do something that everyone on your team can do – paint and sip is for you.

We supply everything you need to make your team building art party or corporate outing as fun and creative as possible. For groups of 8 or more, we supply canvas, paints, art materials and tips and guidance from our art-trained Creative Enablers. Plus, we play jamming music and serve wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic options such as tea, coffee, and soda.

To book your team building art party, fill out our online request form

Prices range from $35 to $60 per person depending on how long your paint, the size canvas you choose and if you have drinks and catering or not. View our menu for pricing.

ArtJamz private team building art party packages can accommodate groups from 15 to 50 people, with add-ons like catering, all-inclusive open bar, and professional photography. Find out more on our FAQ page or read here.

All of our studios are conveniently located on metro lines from the vibrant Dupont Circle to Art Underground in Crystal City.  We provide everything you need to get creative in a relaxed atmosphere. Or let us come to you — we’re mobile and we can set up shop in your office or event space.

TEAM BUILDING ART PARTY IDEAS

Guided Freestyle Session

In Sum: Everyone gets their own canvas and paints their own unique painting under the helpful guidance of our Creative Enablers.

Works Best: 20 x 24 or 16 x 20 canvas for 2 hours

Why it Jamz: Allowing everyone to paint their own painting lets people show off their individual personalities and viewpoints.

Team Building Art Party Tip: Have everyone talk about their painting at the end of the session. Discuss not only the subject of the painting, but how each person went about painting it. Draw workplace parallels by talking about the creative process.

Themed Session

In Sum: Individuals will create their own unique pieces, but will be encouraged to focus on a theme of your choosing. Use your company motto or a new quarterly goal as inspirational guidelines, or choose a few inspiration images and challenge team members to include them in their pieces. Creative Team Building session allow participants to get creative within a semi-structured (but still low-key and fun) environment. Give everyone their own canvas or divide the group into teams of 2-4 for a unique team-building exercise.

Works Best: A 16 x 20 or 20 x 24 canvas for each person

Team Building Art Party Tip: With everyone working towards a common goal and exploring the company’s objectives in a new way, it will be easy to draw workplace parallels about teamwork, creativity and problem-solving. **Please bring printouts of any images you’d like the group to reference. We are not able to print your images for you.

Guided Class Session

In Sum: Want more structure? We now offer guided classes, lead by our talented team of art-trained professionals and customized to fit your group. Choose a picture for everyone to recreate in a fun and relaxed environment, and leave with hangable works of art! For example, choose a photo of the capitol or cherry blossoms, and our staff will give step-by-step instructions for everyone to follow to paint that image.

Works Best: 20 x2 4 or 16 x 20 canvas for 2 hours

Why it Jamz: Even the least artistic person will leave with a hangable work of art.

Team Building Art Party Tip: Choose an image that relates to your company, core values, or goals. **A selection of 3-4 photos must be sent to ArtJamz at least a 10 days before the event. ArtJamz staff will choose from these photos the one that will work best for a guided paint session and create a custom lesson plan for your group.

“The Big Picture” Group Canvas

Prices on rate card do not apply. Contact events@artjamz.c0 for quote. 

In Sum: Choose a word, short phrase, logo, or simple graphic. Each team will get one canvas with just part of the final image outlined on it. When everyone’s done painting, the canvases can be arranged to make one large piece of art.

Works Best: Groups of 2-4 working on 24 x 30 canvas.

Why it Jamz: This format challenges your group’s communication, teamwork, and creative problem solving skills.

Team Building Art Party Tip: Challenge teams to make sections spanning more than one canvas the same color for a cohesive final product. Teams will have to figure out where their canvas fits within the whole, and work with other teams to decide on the color to be used for the shape or letter shared by their canvases. Or, let teams pick their own colors for a fun, modern art interpretation.

Small Group Jamming

In Sum: Choose a word, short phrase, logo, or simple graphic. Each team will get one canvas to work on.

Works Best: Groups of 2-4 working on 24 x 30 canvas.

Why it Jamz: This format challenges your group’s communication, teamwork, and creative problem solving skills.

Team Building Art Party Tip: Challenge teams to make sections spanning more than one canvas the same color for a cohesive final product. Teams will have to figure out where their canvas fits within the whole, and work with other teams to decide on the color to be used for the shape or letter shared by their canvases. Or, let teams pick their own colors for a fun, modern art interpretation.

Team Building Art Party

Team Building Art Party

Team Building Art Party

ArtJamz private painting events are perfect for team-building activities, corporate group outings, birthdays, and special occasions for adults and kids. 

Private Painting Events are a fantastic activity for groups because anyone can create art. We provide everything everyone in your private painting event needs to create an original work of art, plus our team of art-trained “Creative Enablers” are always on hand to provide tips and guidance.

Booking a private painting event at ArtJamz is simple, you can fill out the online request form, email events@artjamz.co or call 202-709-8096.

We have two great locations to choose from, plus we can come to you – ArtJamz is mobile too!  

The ArtJamz Dupont Studio (1,800 sq ft) can accommodate groups from 8 to 50 people. Conveniently located in the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood, our studio provides everything you need to get creative in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. We host private parties for adults and kids alike.  

The ArtJamz Art Underground Studio (1000 sq ft) can accommodate groups from 12 to 30 people. Conveniently located right on Crystal City Yellow Line Metro  in the heart of the Art Underground area in Crystal City Shops.

PUTTING YOUR PRIVATE EVENT TOGETHER

PRICING

Private events can range anywhere from $25 to $50+ per person depending on:

Visit our FAQ page, online Menu, and Location and Contact for more information.

HOW LONG ARE PRIVATE EVENTS AND WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?

Private events for adults must be a minimum of 1.5HRs and 1HR for kids. Most events last 1.5 to 3 hours. You can select three things to complete your event

Studio Pass includes easel and smock rental, guidance from our art-trained creative enablers and access to non-toxic water-based acrylic paints, paint brushes, palettes, sponges, markers, pens, pencils, pastels and other cool “weapons of mass creativity.”

Canvas cost extra and range in price and size from MINI (8 x 10), SMALL (12 x 16), MEDIUM (16 x 20), LARGE (24 x 30). You can bring your own canvas for a fee depending on size. We also have KidRobot Vinyl Street Art Dolls.

WHAT ABOUT DRINKS?

Wine, beer, champagne, creative cocktails and non-alcoholic “liquid inspiration” options available depending on the location.  Open bar options are available as well. View our menu for pricing. 

GROUP SIZE OPTIONS

8-15 people Don’t get split up across a crowded studio. A block of easels can be reserved during one of our public sessions to guarantee everyone in your group gets an easel together. Catering and/or open bar add-ons not available. 

15-50 people Full Venue Private Event Buy-Outs. Book a full floor or studio. No public ArtJamz sessions will occur during your event. All add ons available, including catering and open bar. *18% auto-gratuity added for groups this size.

GROUP PARTY ADD-ONS

Make your event extra arty and fun with these party package upgrades.

Open Catering The whole starving artist thing? Way overrated! Feed your creative side with delicious hors d’oeuvres. Place your order through us and we take care of the rest.

Additional Studio Time Want the party to go longer? Add additional 30 minutes of studio time after 1.5HR.

Wet Canvas Bags Be prepared to take your canvas with you. Include our Wet Canvas Carrying Bags in your party package.

Photography Document your creative genius with professional photographer.

Make it Mobile Bring the paint party to your office or backyard.

DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS

All reservations for 8 or more require a $150 deposit which will be refunded in full or deducted from the final bill on the day of the event as long as the event isn’t cancelled with less than 72 hours notice and you have met your minimum number of attendees. In the event you do not meet your minimum number of attendees, you will be charged studio time for each ticket under your minimum.

QUESTIONS?

Visit our FAQ page, online Menu, and Location and Contact for more information.

Spice up your next get together with these arty office party ideas and tips for an artful and interactive event.

Time of Day Matters

Choosing between an afternoon and nighttime event sets the stage for the type of vibe your corporate event will have. People tend to be more restrained during the day, especially if they have to head back to the office. Nighttime ArtJamz sessions feel more social.

Location, Location, Location

You can have an ArtJamz at your office or at our studio. Each has its pros and cons. It’s easier for people to get to a party in the office, but they might feel less like unleashing their inner artists at work — so you may want to throw the “corporate office feel” to the wind by having your event at one of our studios.

Also note: pop-ups offer a smaller selection of paint and art materials. Having an event at the ArtJamz studio means people need to travel, but the DC studio has more materials, and can get messier.

Think About Food and Drinks

It’s fun to create, but it’s even better to eat, drink and create. We’re fans of liquid inspiration, and a glass of wine or two helps the creative spirit. Food should be easy to eat and carry around. Things like pasta and rice don’t work well, but falafel with pitas or pizza slices work great. Typically there is not enough room for everyone to be able to sit down. Find food that people can munch on while standing.

Dress The Part

Make sure to let your team know to dress casually. Painting can get messy. Plus, casual jeans and clothes also lead to a less stuffy environment. We do provide smocks, but they don’t cover shoes and all clothing.

Go Freestyle or Guided?

Choose between a session where people paint whatever they like or a session where there is an instructor guiding everyone to paint the same thing. Both have their place. Freestyle lets people express themselves and allows individual personalities to come across. Guided will enable everyone to take home a hangable painting, but can seem a bit like work.

Deconstruct / Debrief and Explain

Plan for 30 minutes at the end of the session for each person to talk about their work and share thoughts on their process. A lot of office and workplace parallels can be drawn (pun intended) from having people talk about experiencing the creative process.

To Theme or Not to Theme?

Some companies like to have the group paint their interpretation of a specific company concept, project or motto. For example, perhaps the company is focusing this quarter on moving the business “to the cloud.” They ask each person to visualize what this means. Or another company has the motto, “Safety, Accuracy and Innovation” and asks each person to paint their impression of that motto.

Split into Small Groups

Some teams have chosen to split their group into small teams of 3 or 4 and have them work together to paint one canvas on a particular theme. Afterwards, each group talks about their work.

Consider Event Length

Most corporate team building events last for 2 to 3 hours. Generally, having more people, food, and/or structure means you will need more time. Two hours is perfect for a freestyle session with light catering for 15-20 people. Guided classes with heavy catering and a structured debrief would need 3 hours. Typically, adults will paint anywhere from 1 to 2.5 hours. This includes time for the canvas to dry.

Plan to Take Canvas With You

The canvases you paint are yours to take home. Plan ahead. Ask the ArtJamz team for a box to put all of the dried canvas in so you can bring it back to the office, or let everyone know that they should be prepared to take their canvas with them. We can also arranging shipping if needed.

Customize It

The ArtJamz Studio is a blank canvas. Decorate it as you wish and make it feel like home. Also, think about music. We can help create an unique mix.

Ready to Book? 

Email events@artjamz.co or fill out our EVENT REQUEST FORM.

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