Stage one.  Begin. When your team enters the room they will hesitate- they aren’t artists- they don’t want to paint-  they’re probably thinking “team building sucks.”  Then, team spirit and curiosity take over and they Begin.

Stage two.  Become.  In this stage there is chaos, there is laughing and groaning, and rapid changes to the art.  The team creates more than art, they create new avenues of communication, new attitudes about change, creativity flows like electricity. Powerful, energizing.   They Become a team.

Stage three.  Believe.  In the end they know that the art, their art, could not have been created without each person’s input.  Just like at work, every person is important to the whole.  If they can make art together, they can do anything…together.

We help teams Believe in everyone’s contribution.

Why does it work?


Collaborative art, it’s not sip and paint, and it’s not kindergarten smears.  It’s a process, proven time and again, to reveal more about a team in two hours than we can describe here.

We use collaborative art as our main mode, because it works every time.  There are no ropes, no crying, no kumbaya, but there is connection, insight, and belief in the power of working together.

We’ve worked with well over 50,000 people and are on our way to 1,000,000 participants.  Those participants have been as varied as Wal-Mart’s home office, a local body shop, teen leaders, and people recovering from years of bad choices.

We help teams believe in their mission.

What participants find in painting together is a connection, appreciation, and the satisfaction of creating something that seemed impossible. Even if the art is not museum quality, it tells the story of a group of people who began slowly, became a team and in the end believe they can do anything…together.

We help teams believe in, well, teams.

Oh—and while we want your team to be happy, we never want to make a custodian mad.  Over 1000 events, and we’ve never left a stain!

We bring the materials, your people bring the results.  Amazing, spine-tingling, results.

Canvas Creek.  We Work For Teams!