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6-30-20 Update Creative Arts Studio Hours Open 11-4:30 pm

We are open as Dave is setting up the outdoor seating!

Weather permitting, there will be a total of 6 outdoor, socially-distanced tables. (3 in front of our studio, and another 3 in front of the old Town Tavern. Please see below for more information.)

Creative Arts Studio Reopening!
We have slowly been reopening the studio to allow for in-studio creating. Pottery Painting and Mosaic Art projects are now available. Glass Fusing will soon follow!
Reservations are required to ensure a socially distanced table is available for you! Please see below.
Wheel-throwing workshops are also beginning to resume. Please understand that priority will be given to all students who were in midst of a session (when shutdowns began), followed by students who were registered and waiting to begin their session (again which shutdowns prevented from running).
Unfortunately, The Wax Hand Machine will remain closed due to the physical contact required between staff and guests, as well as the inability to sufficiently sterilize liquid melted wax.
New Studio Hours*
Monday-Saturday from 11am-4:30pm.
Each day we will offer two opportunities to come in to create. Each session will last for 2 hours. (You certainly do not need to stay the entire time; we just don’t like to rush the creative process!)
Session 1: 11:30am-1:30pm
Session 2: 2-4pm
*We strongly encourage anyone who wishes to create to make a reservation to ensure that a table is available.
Please call (248) 544-2234 to reserve a table and let us know which day and which session you wish to reserve. Finally, please indicate if your preference is for an indoor or outdoor table. If you are leaving a message, please also include your name and phone number.
Outdoor Seating!
The Royal Oak City Commission recently passed a resolution to assist businesses impacted by the pandemic, the opportunity to apply for a temporary use permit allowing for outdoor seating. We are very pleased that the city has approved our application. Weather permitting and social distancing honored, we will have 3 outdoor tables in front of our studio.
Furthermore, and sadly, our next-door neighbor Town Tavern did close permanently during the shutdown. Both their location and ours share a landlord who has graciously granted us use of the patio space in front of this restaurant (until a new tenant is found). With social distancing in mind, we can safely offer 3 more outdoor tables for creating.
Safety Measures
We care deeply about the health and safety of our wonderful staff and patrons, as well as the community in which we live and work. For this reason, all staff will be wearing a mask, and we kindly ask that you do so as well. Furthermore, temperatures of all staff, as well as all patrons will be taken upon entering the studio. We regretfully ask anyone who is unable to comply with these safety measures to postpone any visits until such safety protocols are no longer required!
Our online store will remain open for those who wish to continue creating at home. Pottery Art Kit site: https://potteryartkits.com/.
Sincerely,
Kristin & Dave and Creative Arts Studio staff

Before and After Pottery Painting

3-20-20 Creative Arts Studio Update

Message to our Valued Artists (Wednesday, March 18th, 2020):

In our ongoing effort to protect the health and safety of our community during this unprecedented pandemic, effective March 18th, 2020, the Creative Arts Studio will cease all walk-in projects, in addition to postponing all classes, workshops, and parties as previously stated. The studio will remain open each day from 12-3pm to deliver all Pottery to Go Curbside Kits (home delivery and shipping options are also available). For any patron who is interested in picking up already completed artworks, we are able to deliver your finished artworks to your curbside as well. Please call the studio ahead of your arrival to allow us to prepare your order and have it ready for you.

Creative Arts Studio
114 West 4th Street Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: 248.544.2234
https://creativeartsstudios.com/art-kits-to-go/?CASBlog

Black Friday Art Special

Black Friday Art Special

Stop into the studio to paint pottery on Black Friday and cash in on FREE STUDIO FEES!!!

This offer is good for the whole family, no limits!

You must be seated by 6:00 pm and show this email at checkout.
Offer only good on studio fees, all pottery painted must be purchased. #BlackFriday

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Art Importance

The Importance of Art

Why is Art Important?

My 4 and 6-year-old grandchildren enjoy using play dough. They like to mix colors and create different shapes. I find that they continuously use the play dough when it comes to art, but are they really learning something from this? 
– Sarah , Burbank, CA

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Art is important because it encompasses all the developmental domains in child development. Art lends itself to physical development and the enhancement of fine and gross motor skills. For instance, when kids work with play dough, they fine-tune their muscle control in their fingers. All manipulative movements involved in art help develop hand and finger muscles that are needed to properly hold and use a pencil. 

Art activities also help children’s social and emotional development. Children learn about themselves and others through art activities. It really helps them build self-esteem. It’s an opportunity for children to make a personal statement about their uniqueness through art while allowing them to express happiness, joy, and pride. 

Art also enhances children’s cognitive development which can help kids with their early math skills. Children who have experienced a wide range of people and places will have an array of ideas to choose from when doing art. Art reflects what a child knows about the world and enables the child to choose how to translate those ideas and experiences. 

Finally, art is important because it allows children to be creative. Each piece of clay manipulated or each easel painting is individual and original to each child in your program. Art is open-ended and all work can be honored. 

Art should be an everyday activity. Even if you don’t have a lot of tools at your disposal, it’s really easy to set up a low-cost easel in your home. For toddlers, you would want to include very basic items that focus on the sensory aspects of art, such as finger paint, play dough and fat crayons. 

For preschoolers you’ll want to add things like paint brushes, an easel, glue, tape and scissors. As your kids get older and start exploring their creativity, you’ll start adding more items to your art supplies, like pie tins, old socks and scraps of fabric. 

It’s extremely important to make your art activities open-ended because we don’t want to stifle children’s individual creativity. Children have their own thoughts and ideas of how things should look and they come to art with their own unique experiences. Open-ended experiences are success-oriented because there’s no one right way to do something. Open-ended art activities are motivating for children of all developmental abilities. They build feelings of independence, confidence and an eagerness to learn. 

All children really need to draw is a blank piece of paper and a writing instrument. Child Care providers should never use coloring books or dittos in their programs. They are creativity stiflers. Drawings in those books are some other artist’s rendering of what objects should look like. Children have their own ideas about how things should look. 

Never pre-cut or draw things for children. If you pre-cut a bunny rabbit and ask kids to paint or color it, it is not their bunny. It is your idea of what a bunny looks like. The bunny may have no meaning to a child if the child has no prior experience with bunnies. If you draw for a child, the child internalizes that they are incapable of drawing in their own right and may begin to doubt their own abilities. Read more: http://www.aplaceofourown.org/question_detail.php?id=235

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Posted by Creative Arts Studio on Thursday, February 14, 2019
Ceramic Christmas tree by Greg-Marmai

Vintage Ceramic Christmas Trees

 Light up the season, The holiday starts here!

Christmas Family

It’s time for a new, old tradition #CeramicChristmasTrees

The Christmas holidays have long been connected to tradition and heritage, yet not just of the tradition itself, but of the family traditions that we develop along the way.  It could be the tradition of taking a family trip out of state to see some distant relative, or it could be an old-fashioned turkey dinner at Grandma’s house for the holidays; whatever your tradition, the holidays are here for the enjoying. Here at the Creative Arts Studio in historic, Royal Oak, Michigan, we are ready for your visit, to create a new family tradition – handcrafted, Ceramic Christmas trees.

Fox 2 News Detroit: How to paint your own vintage ceramic Christmas tree



The vintage ceramic Christmas tree is back — and in a big way.
    
Joining FOX 2 to show us how we can make one like mom or grandma use to have are Creative Arts Studio owners Kristin Ashare and Dave Fredenberg.

They will be hosting Ceramic Christmas Tree Classes on February 7 and February 20 at the Creative Arts Studio, 114 W 4th St. in Royal Oak.

Call (248) 544-2234 or visit creativeartsstudios.com for more information.

Ceramic Christmas Tree

What’s trending? Time-honored traditions…

The tradition of handcrafting and hand painting ceramic Chrismas trees has grown in popularity over the years. These are the same Christmas trees that our grandparents’ used to have back in the day. Now that tradition is seeing a resurgence among families today, who want more of a hands-on experience to bond over and build memories with. So, if you’re looking for a new and different kind of holiday tradition to do with your family, then come out to The Creative Arts Studio and paint ceramic Christmas trees!  We have a lot of different sized trees to paint, and a lot of cool glazes to choose from.  

And to the next generation of artisans, and the next…

As greater Detroit, Michigan’s go-to destination for new holiday traditions and Christmas craft-making, the Creative Arts Studio has something here for everyone to enjoy. The studio offers classes in ornament painting, pottery painting, pallet board painting, canvas painting, wheel throwing and yes, even classes in painting Ceramic Christmas trees!  Our staff instructors are skilled artisans who are passionate about their craft and of imparting their time-honed tradition to the next generation of crafters and painters.

Wood Board Painting

Hand-crafting is the hot topic of the hour…

Perhaps, it’s that unique holiday tradition we partake in as a family – that is indeed the “Most Wonderful” thing about this time of year. So is the art of hand-painting ceramic Christmas trees. It’s been a long-held tradition that’s continued from the time of our grandparents unto this day. How is it that a tradition dating back decades has not only continued up until now but has, in fact, experienced a rebound in renewed interest among younger generations?  “The answer is simple – it’s the hands-on, do-it-yourself craftsmanship that’s involved in the process painting pottery with family and friends, and then having it fired in a kiln, that family members find to be rewarding and they remember the most.” says the staff at the Creative Arts Studio 

Invitation to experience a new tradition…

When visiting Detroit, Michigan or whether you’re a native Royal Oak resident who’s looking for something decidedly different to do for the holidays…then perhaps it’s time to break tradition and start forming a new one. The tradition of painting pottery is stronger than ever here at the Creative Arts Studio and we invite you and yours to celebrate this time-honored tradition with us… ‘round the craft-making, dining table.  

Your turn to pass along the torch of tradition…

As your extended, holiday family, the Creative Arts Studio welcomes you into our studio home for a Detroit, Michigan Christmas tradition like no other.  Come on in and paint a ceramic Christmas tree and you’ll discover why some traditions are worthy of our attention and are deserving to be passed along to the next generation of future artisans…

Wood Board Painting Quotes Sign Royal Oak and Detroit

 Light up the season, The holiday starts here!

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Family Holidays: Ideas for Peace and Harmony

Family Holidays: Peace and Harmony

Family Holiday

What do you like to do on family holidays? Go to the beach or spend a week in the country? Maybe you like camping or visiting relatives. Whatever you enjoy, family holidays are a chance for everyone in the family to get reacquainted and spend quality time together. It’s a chance for parents to really talk with their teens and find out what’s going on in their lives. It’s important to keep the communication lines open, and a family holiday is a good time to do that. Having a good relationship with their parents is one of the most important factors in keeping teens out of trouble.

Studies have shown that when families take holidays together, they are more likely to eat together and are less likely to argue. They do not watch as much television because they are involved in doing things together. Kids even report that their parents seem to act differently while on holiday.

Family Ideas

While family holidays are a good time to connect with your kids, communication problems that are already there will not automatically disappear. Especially with teenagers, it is important to listen and be flexible. Find out what the kids would like to do and eat and plan accordingly. While even teenagers need boundaries, it is important for parents to try to avoid needless confrontation. Explain why you make the decisions you do and show them positive attention.

Kids will appreciate being included in travel plans. There’s a good chance they will choose a theme park or the beach if those are among the options. Sometimes it works well for a teenager to take a special friend along on family holidays. While this might increase the parents’ load, the teen is likely to really appreciate it. Also, sometimes it works well for kids to go on holidays with their grandparents instead of their parents. Sometimes there is a special relationship here that can help kids open up and communicate about their concerns.

While on family holidays, if teens are uncooperative or behave improperly, try to deal with the problem in private. Teens are very aware of embarrassment and it is needlessly mean to exploit this sensitivity. In fact, you might explain to the kids how their behavior embarrasses you, and they, in turn, might work harder at getting along and acting appropriately.

Kids will be happier on family vacations if they have snacks, drinks, and entertainment. Few kids enjoy a long ride in the car! Try to provide them with a music app like Spotify or hand-held video games, and don’t forget to take plenty of bathroom stops. Sometimes kids enjoy the ride more if they can help you follow the map. This is an educational activity for them as well. By following these suggestions, your family holidays can make a happy memory.

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The Creative Arts Studio is a great place to visit with family and friends for a fun and creative time. Choose from tons of art projects including pottery painting, mosaics, glass fusing, beading, wax hands, wheel throwing, canvas painting, and pallet board painting. Walk right in for walk-in projects, no appointment necessary or schedule a lesson for a by appointment project. You can even hold a party in the private party room for special occasions like birthdays, bachelorette parties, showers, corporate events, and more!

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Glass Fusing

Glass-Fusing – The New Way to Bond

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Glass Fusing

Glass-Fusing equates to endless creativity…

 

Glass-Fusing is one of the many expressions of art offered at The Creative Arts Studios of Royal Oak, Michigan. The art of Glass-fusing offers creative innovation and individual expression that’s certain to please even the most discerning of artists and enthusiasts, everywhere.  In glass fusing, two individual pieces of glass are fused together through a process of high-heat. The end result becomes a beautiful work of art that can be proudly displayed as a centerpiece, added to your collection, or passed down as a family heirloom.

 

Glass-Fusing and passing along a passion….

Here, at our modernized, creative facility, we promote art in all wondrous variety – as both, a fun, expressive outlet to be enjoyed or as a profession to be pursued. Glass-fusing is one such, expressive outlet that we specialize in here at The Creative Arts Studios in the quaint, Detroit-area suburb of, Royal Oak, Michigan.  Our highly-skilled staff of artisans and enthusiasts share their knowledge of the art of glass-fusing, passing along their passion for their craft to the next generation of crafters and artists throughout the community.

 

Glass-Fusing – the art of creating something new from the old…

We invite you and your family out to our studio for a memorable, family-outing time of crafting something meaningful with your own, hands.  Knowing, it is, after all, the experiences we share and create together as a family that strengthen our ties, the staff-family here at The Creative Arts Studios extends the invitation to you and yours to come and make some new, meaningful memories here at our state-of-the-art, studio.  Here, amazing memories are made, like those experienced in the art of glass-fusing, where fusing two pieces of glass together under high-heat creates something new, and something memorable.

Family Crafts

Glass-Fusing, forging camaraderie in the fires of creativity…

At the Creative Arts Studios of Royal Oak, Michigan, we also present glass-fusing as a group or team-outing event to help build morale and camaraderie among the members of your staff. By hosting these do-it-yourself, hands-on projects for their teams, companies have observed increased trust, greater accountability and higher engagement toward achieving shared company goals. Glass-fusing is one such, do-it-yourself project that is great for team-building events and company outings!  Our seasoned, glaziers and artists will share their knowledge and passion of the art of glass-fusing to your team, creating a bonding experience forged in the fires of creativity.  

 

Glass-Fusing can help create meaningful, memorable moments…

Whether it’s for a fun, a do-it-yourself experience shared among family and friends or for a company team-building event to help build morale among the members; the Creative Arts Studios, of Royal Oak, Michigan is a great way to forge camaraderie through creativity!  You will discover glass-fusing to be a wondrous, time-honored, artistic expression that will inspire creativity and companionship in the process among fellow, creators.  Close to home just outside of Detroit, Michigan, the artsy staff here at The Creative Arts Studios will make your creative experience a meaningful and memorable one that you’ll draw inspiration from for years to come!

Glass Fusing

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Holiday Crafts: Thanksgiving Decorations Kids Can Make

Holiday Crafts: Thanksgiving Decorations Kids Can Make

Holiday Painting

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday! What a spiritual renewal to take a day to reflect over the past year about just how good God has been to you and your family, to give you harvest and shelter, health and hope. To get the most out of this joyous occasion, make some holiday crafts with your children. These days, Thanksgiving often gets squeezed out by Halloween’s spooky decorations and the lights and gala of Christmas. With the following holiday crafts, your home can be decorated for this quieter but important celebration.


Turkeys are a natural choice for decorations. A familiar project at this time of year is for a child to trace around her hand and make the resulting drawing into a turkey. The thumb is the head and the fingers are the tail feathers all displayed. While many of the turkeys that are raised for food are now the domestic white variety, the turkeys eaten by the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving were the wild brown ones. The tail feathers on a wild turkey are brown, but they are iridescent. catching the light and appearing to be multi-colored. This is why children color the tail feathers in bright colors.

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The turkey’s head has a wattle under the beak. This is a vertical flap of loose skin that is red colored. Be sure to draw this in order to make the hand turkey look like a turkey. Add skinny legs and bird feet. When done, the children can cut out the turkeys and hang them on the wall. It’s really cute to make a whole flock of these turkeys in the sizes of all the hands in the family. The little hand shapes are particularly sweet.

Another nice turkey decoration to make when making Thanksgiving holiday crafts is a turkey door decoration. Make a brown construction paper body and head of a turkey. Now make a large number of colored feather shapes. Each family member writes on a feather something he or she is thankful for before attaching as part of the turkey’s tail. Repeat until all the feathers are used, and hang the turkey on the front door to greet visitors with a message of gratitude. Make a sign to accompany the turkey that says “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good!” or simply “Be thankful!” or “We’re thankful for you!” or whatever you like.

 

Holiday Crafts

Children love making construction paper chains. To further decorate the house for Thanksgiving, let them make a paper chain in fall colors as one of their holiday crafts. Using 9 by 12-inch construction paper, cut the paper in half across the long side and cut the halves into one inch thick six inch long strips. Use a stapler to attach the ends of the strip into a circle. Loop the next strip into the circle and staple it. Continue the process alternating colors of brown, red, yellow, and orange. When the chains are long, you can drape them along the ceiling or stair rail. If you don’t make the door turkey, the children can write something they’re thankful for on each strip of paper before adding it to the chain.

Thanksgiving is too nice of a holiday to let the other more commercial holidays crowd it out. By making holiday crafts to decorate the home for Thanksgiving, you can keep this day special, too. The extended family, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc., will be pleased to see the holiday crafts the young ones have made to decorate the house and make it cheerful for their visit.

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The Creative Arts Studio is a great place to visit with family and friends for a fun and creative time. Choose from tons of art projects including pottery painting, mosaics, glass fusing, beading, wax hands, wheel throwing, canvas painting, and pallet board painting. Walk right in for a walk in projects, no appointment necessary or schedule a lesson for a by appointment project. You can even hold a party in the private party room for special occasions like birthdays, bachelorette parties, showers, corporate events, and more!

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The Creative Arts Studio Blog:

The Clarion Call to Create

Art is Life, Life is Art

Compelled to create…

From our wide-eyed waking moments into a world full of wonder to our later years our life to ponder, there’s a deep compelling need to create, be it in the form of drawing, the shape of sculpting or in the way of artistic expression. This compelling is much like a clarion call into action, that upon heeding the calling, we feel the need to set our creative energies into full motion… and create something.  To create is part of our genetic programming and here at the Creative Arts Studio in Royal Oak, Michigan, you’re allowed to do that very thing – to create something of your own artistic volition!  

 

New forms of artistic expression await your discovery…

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One of the most alluring facets about art – is that there’s never just one facet of art, but rather many. Art comes to us in the form of graphic art such as media, print, photography, and painting.  Then not to be outdone, there are the performing arts, which appears to us in the forms of music, theater, and dance. There are also the crafting arts such as sculpting, pottery, and woodworking that provide us another facet of art worth delving into and discovering. Still, art continues to compel us higher – into even greater depths of discovery, where imagination and ingenuity know no boundaries…  Here, at the Creative Arts Studio in beautiful, Royal Oak, Michigan, we’ll help you push your creative energies further, in new forms of artistic expression!

 

The best tools and best tricks of the trade…

 

Our modern studio is equipped with the best tools of the artistic-trade – from canvas to paintbrushes and from ceramic figurines to kilns, the Creative Arts Studio is where everyday people from every age group and walk of life, become crafters and creators – make art in all its beautiful forms and outlets.  Whenever inspiration hits, it’s that clarion call to create ringing through loud and true that compels us to paint, sculpt, craft and build. Here imagination is king and being creative is to free the artist within.

 

CAS – an adventure in the arts!

Creative Arts Studio

The Creative Arts Studio invites you and yours out to our studio-artroom for an adventure in art, here in Royal Oak, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. There are many facets of art here for you to explore and indulge in.  You can paint on canvas, paint on pallet boards, paint on pottery or paint on ornaments. You can also make Raku pottery, mosaics, glass fusing, or you can try your hand at wheel throwing.  To experience art in all its forms is like an adventure in creativity, where whole new worlds await your discovery!   Let the Creative Arts Studio be your art-adventure headquarters for an experience in creativity that will keep you painting for years to come!.

Happy Team Building

Team Building and Company Culture Part 2

Teambuilding and Company Culture 2 – On a Level Like No Other

 

Happy Team

Related: Team Building and Company Culture Part 1

 

 

“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” —Charles Schwab

 

Team-building- The tried true venture worth investing in…

The Company Dynamic – much like its team counterpart – is greatly impacted by the positive outcomes resulting from teambuilding and team-outing events. A company is only as strongly positioned in the marketplace as are the teams and employees that comprise its organizational infrastructure. Companies who’ve invested in company culture through paying for offsite team-building events or on-site team functions see just how powerful of an impact a little employee fun can have in the way of increased sales and greater customer satisfaction.  This, of course, equates to customer loyalty. Team-building truly is one of the best-performing ventures that today’s top-trending companies continue to invest in. Team-building is one investment that works, with dividends that pay out in unprecedented ways.

 

When company culture flourishes, brandy loyalty blossoms…
As the company culture flourishes, brand awareness and brand loyalty blossom. Employees proudly wear their company culture like a favorite pair of jeans, when they’re out in public. They become brand ambassadors for the organization, exuding their appreciation for their company naturally, through their words and actions and creating an organic brand following in the process. When the public can relate to a company’s culture, then brand loyalty is certain to transpire. Yes indeed – the company dynamic is greatly improved upon when team-building becomes its priority and pride.

Team-building equates to individual up-building…

The Individual Dynamic is equally, greatly impacted by team-building and team-outing events in the way of personal and professional development. The individuals begin honing in on their interpersonal relationships and social skills. They learn from their team counterparts in a non-critical, unoffensive way because once true teambuilding has become part of the DNA framework of an organization, each employee involved has the best interests of their teammates in mind. Team-building truly equates to individual up-building as much as it does to the group development, collectively. In essence, the act and art of team-building actually help the individual as much as it does the team!

Your company’s greatest assets are right at your immediate disposal – employees!

When personal development is present and professional development presides, employees tend to embark upon ongoing training to further enhance their careers. They begin to become more involved in their company’s success – offering valuable suggestions that have far-reaching, long-lasting results. It could be that the entry-level employee, whose excitement for his or her new job results in a new perspective on how to improve an old process that ends up saving the company millions, could transpire. There’s no shortage of positives that result for the individual who’s part of a great, teambuilding dynamic where individuality is encouraged and camaraderie is created. Well-vested employees both in involvement and interest can be the greatest source of your company’s survival and success. They are the ones doing the job and as such can offer valuable points of feedback to give your organization that much needed leading edge!

Personal development resulting from team development…

 

In some team-building dynamics, individuals become involved in groups like Toastmasters to hone in their public speaking and presentation skills. In other instances, individuals who’ve benefitted from being part of a great team-building dynamic, find networking events and business mixers like the Successful Thinkers Network, to be an incredible way to build their personal brands and grow their influence in social circles.

The lifeblood of company culture…

Teambuilding and team outings are like the lifeblood of company culture, pumping a freeflow of vibrant energy to the individual parts of the organization, ensuring its health and longevity for years to come. For improved profitability, productivity and brand loyalty, team-building and team-outing events are activities that every forward-thinking company should invest in.

Scaling new success through teambuilding…

These teambuilding functions can have such a positive impact on the company, team and individual dynamics that the organization’s direction is forever altered in an upward-trending, positive direction. When your company makes team-building and team-outings part of their new, Modus Operandi, the benefits that outcome of that decision will be multi-faceted and far-reaching, propelling your organization into new orbits of ongoing, scalable success!

 

Related: Team Building and Company Culture Part 1

 

To help you fuel creativity for your next team outing, team-building initiative, consider these fun activities:

 

  • A hiking expedition for a day trip or an extended period of time #OutdoorHiking

Outdoor Hiking Team Building

 

  • A boating or party-barge outing on the lake #DuckTours

Team Building Boating

 

  • A dinner reservation at a nice, upscale restaurant #Dining

Dinner Party Team Building

 

  • A paid-for outing to a sporting complex #SportsEvents

Sports Event Team Bonding Building

 

Private Food Tours Team Building

 

  • A charitable, fund-raising activity like a park clean-up or volunteering at a food bank #Community

    Volunteer Team Building Community

 

  • A wine-tasting hill country excursion #WineTours

Wine Tasting Team Building

 

  • A live-music, backyard BBQ event or better yet, a competition.

BBQ Team Building

#CompanyPicnics #CookingCompetition #LiveMusic 

#Concerts

Live Concert Team Building

 

 

Team Building

The ideas are only as limited or the imagination of those overseeing the events – which you can truly tap into the creative geniuses of those everyday individuals within our sphere of influence. May your next, teambuilder event be filled with good folks, frolicking fun and a whole lotta food! Team building and company culture, together form a powerful, synergistic force of positivity, profitability, and productivity in the workplace and are in this regard, on a level like no other…

 


Happy Teams!

 

Team Building and Team Bonding Precede’s Happy Winning Teams!

Happy Team
 

Related: Team Building and Company Culture Part 1