Art Workshops Inspire Imagination & Creativity
Sylvia offers workshops to schools and corporate environments to inspire productivity, communication, and collaboration. Art workshops are a fun alternative to traditional employee training, or addition to school art programs. Incorporating art into your workplace or classroom is proven to improve essential critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
How it Works
Our workshops are tailored to you and your needs. We offer both on and offsite workshops, a variety of themes and mediums, and workshops for groups from 10 to 35 people. Our workshops can be tailored to any age group or skill level, and can be structured around particular skills or training concepts.
We offer half day, full day, and three day workshops. For the longer sessions, we can run the same session several times for different groups or teams, or can run several different modules.
Our workshops follow a three-step program: Palette Pals to break barriers and bridge the gap between employers and employees, to create an open and comfortable environment. We believe art is a universal language that has the power to connect and bring people together. Goal Visualization to encourage teamwork and build a sustaining and supportive company culture. We’ll help you create art that corresponds with your company goals to reinforce core values (e.g. if your goal is growth, we’ll paint a tree!) Collective Canvas to recognize and celebrate everyone’s diverse skills and unique contributions to the company’s development. We encourage everyone to customize their paintings with their own favourite colours and personal touches.
What We Teach
- Artful Leadership
- Team development
- Strategic planning
- Values creation and meaningful work
- Appreciative Inquiry
- Creativity and innovation skills development
- Leading Change
- Inspiring, engaging and motivating employees/students
Our Most Popular Workshops
This workshop focuses on the process of expression and listening to your intuition to tell you what to paint next. Participants will begin to connect with their creative and wiser self on a deeper level. The process of painting will help people delve into their imagination, spark creativity, and connect with their authentic self.
Perfectionism involves setting standards that are so high that they either cannot be met, or can only be met with great difficulty. In order to prepare for lifelong learning in inclusive, equitable, and modern communities, we need to avoid the perfection trap. This workshop emphasizes spaces that don’t ‘sanitize’ environments to avoid mistakes, and encourages healthy reflection and collective ownership.
This workshop focuses on individual goals and ambitions. Participants are asked to depict what they wish to gain in life, and imagine themselves as they achieve it. The end result will be infused with emotion as they imagine what they will see, touch, smell, taste, and hear.
Art is subjective and has different meaning to everyone – there’s no “right” way to make art and there is no “finite” definition for it. Art is simply a source of joy and happiness. Designed for those who wish to explore creative expression at the fullest, this workshop combines various forms of artistic media into a single work. Methods include painting, drawing, and collaging.
This workshop focuses on the process of drawing a human figure from observation of a live model. You will do a series of figure drawings ranging from gesture drawing, to short and long position poses. One of the most important steps of becoming a good artist, is learning how to realistically render the human form. Students can bring their own materials to the workshop.
Digital Art Workshop
This workshop focuses on Character Design with specific attention to Mythological Archetypes. Students will delve into shadows, light temperatures, and the Character Design Process. This will be instructed by Patrica Claro.
- Watercolour Exploration: Printmaking + Watercolour
- Portrait Painting
- Digital Painting
- Clay Personality Shoes
- Oil Painting Workshop
Want to add extra fun? We will challenge participants with a random rule they must follow for 5 minutes. Challenges include:
- painting with your elbow/fingers/forehead
- painting blindfolded
- painting with your non-dominant hand
- switching tools with your neighbour and more!