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Spin Art: Shaping it your way…

Spin Art is a hands-on form of artwork involving the potter’s wheel, where a distinctive form of artwork is created by shaping the clay at the wheel while it spins at high speeds. The Creative Arts Studios of Royal Oak, Michigan is the premier, spin art, studio for the curious and the creative among us- to try their hands at the age-old form of spin-art.  This ancient form of art is growing in popularity as it’s a nice, change of pace from all things virtual and digital. In spin art, the potter sculpts and shapes the form after his/her own design using his/her hands, making it an intimately personalized form of artistry that every enthusiast should try!

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Spin Art: Trying your hands at the potter’s wheel…

In the Creative Arts Studios workshop, we invite you and yours to come and try your hands at the potter’s wheel!  Allow your imagination to flow freely through your fingers as you form what you feel, literally – with the clay. Spin art is the fun, new, yet old way for residents of Royal Oak, Michigan to partake in as a family outing or private event.  The sense of satisfaction that stems from forming something you’ve created with your hands – will inspire you for years to come!

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Spin Art: From time-honored tradition to newly improved techniques…

We also offer spin-art classes here at our Detroit-area studio-workshop, where you can learn this ancient art form and share of its bountiful rewards.  In spin-art, what you create is at your imagination’s fingertips – adding nuance and character at the touch of a finger. The Creative Arts Studios, along with its staff of artisans and enthusiasts are eager to share their knowledge of the time-honed traditions of spin art while spinning new techniques into the mix for something new, unique, and beautiful!

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Spin Art: The fun way to form a family tradition…

For something completely different, yet entirely worthwhile, we open our do-it-yourself workshop up to you for a private event or personal project, where you can be part of a time-honored, artistic tradition that’s still popular today!  Spin art blends the old with the new, making it ideal for all ages, every group and for enthusiasts and potters alike. Spin art is a fun, festive way to spend the day for a family outing, or for a private group event. You’ll find our Royal Oak, Michigan studio to be your fun, new destination for hands-on, do-it-yourself projects that your entire family or group will enjoy!

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Spin Art: Connect to the past at the touch of a fingertip…

Our state-of-the-art studio near the Motown capitol of Detroit, Michigan offers a unique, artistic adventure that has to be felt to be fully enjoyed and experienced.  Here, you can fully immerse yourself in the spin art adventure with our spin art classes and connect to your own personal history with this ancient form of art.  Then, with the help of our skillful staff of passionate artisans, they will also share some new techniques that will keep your creative wheels spinning, just like the spin-art you form at the potter’s wheel…

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Spin Art: Keeping the Wheels of Creativity Turning

#SpinArt Spin Art: Shaping it your way… Spin Art is a hands-on form of artwork involving the potter’s wheel, where a distinctive form of artwork is created by shaping the clay at the wheel while it spins at high speeds. The Creative Arts Studios of Royal Oak, Michigan is the premier, spin art, studio for […]

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Team Building and Company Culture Part 2

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

 

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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

 

 

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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

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Team Building and Company Culture Part 1

 

Team-building on near equal par with profit margins…

 

Related: Team Building and Company Culture Part 2

In corporate circles, Team-building is a subject given near equal precedence on the priority- procession as the subject of profits and loss margins, (PLM) because, according to the experts – Team-Building actually does have an impact on PLM, more so than initially thought. For many companies, great lengths and expense are gone through to ensure there is a form of the corporate camaraderie of sorts, in the workplace.

Team-building, like the right hand of company culture…

This is often described as company culture and it can have an incredibly positive impact on productivity and profits that are scalable enough for companies of every size and industry to buy into. Why then, is company culture so effective one may ask – and of the many multiple choice answers that would all be correct to encircle – Team-Building would be the one option standing out among all others, fully italicized and emboldened because its full impact is multifaceted, far-reaching and layered. Team-building is in some respects, like the right hand of company culture.

 

Team-building: a multi-tiered beneficial dynamic in the workplace…
At its most fundamental levels – Team-Building in the workplace has a positive impact on the team dynamic, the company dynamic, and the individual dynamic, which adds to its popularity among today’s most profitable and best-loved companies. Some companies go so far as to create selectively job roles such as “Queen of Culture” or “Princess of Culture” designated for one purpose – to improve company culture through Team-Building… This individual then plans and project manages team-outing events, be it in the form of dinners, trips, or cash/prize incentives that all go toward again, improving company culture and strengthening the team at the core. Here’s how team-building events help your organization be more profitable and stay more productive.

Team-building: Meshing well with others…
The Team Dynamic – What the act and art of Team-Building do for the team directly involved has resulted in those very teams taking the top spot in sales’ contests, shortly following their team-building event. The camaraderie so often shared among the team-members after such team-outings has also been shown to improve team-morale, creating a cohesiveness that meshes well with the mixture of personalities comprising today’s top-performing sales’ teams.

Each team member begins to understand his or her team-mate better and it is then that some transformative trends soon surface and take shape: Actionable Accountability and Vested Mutual Interest.
Actionable Accountability is a higher state of professional courtesy achieved when each individual on the team understands clearly the full implications of his or her actions while on the company campus or even off-premise and what those actions can do in the way of development or damage – to the team. This higher caliber form of thinking also transcends thinking of the team, but also that just as the individual impacts the team, so the team impacts the company.
Vested Mutual Interest among team-members is an equally, beneficial outcome that this writer has observed firsthand to have directly transpired because of team-building events. Each team-member sees if you will, the bigger picture in the sense that a) there’s money to be made and opportunities to be won if I do a certain set of actionable items that have been proven to work and with the most desirable results or b) there’s money to be lost and opportunities to be lost if I do a certain set of actions that have been shown to not work with the least desirable results. This Modus Operandi is why team-building outings are so integral to the team dynamic – they help improve from within, manifesting outwardly in a myriad of posiPROductive ways…

 

Henry Ford said, “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

It’s been our experience that the ultimate success in Team Building and communication development can be found within this quote.

 

Related: Team Building and Company Culture Part 2

 

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Cut from a Different Mold

 

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From catchy phrase to clever concept…

If you’re an observer of trends, then you’ve most likely heard the phrase: “…that person is cut from a different mold.”  This catchy cliche is a way of saying ‘that individual is unique and in a class of his/her own…’  The phrase also has an even more defined secondary meaning: the activity and artistry of molding clay into works of art with one’s own hands!   Here at the Creative Arts Studio in the town of Royal Oak, Michigan, we welcome you to bring a friend out to our do-it-yourself art studio to attend some of our clay hand-building classes!

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As unique is the art, so is the artist… #HandBuildingwithClay

The Creative Arts Studio recognizes that just as hand-built clay mold creations are as unique as the potter who created them, so are the individuals who are cut from a different mold – in a uniquely, different class than their co-equal counterparts. Here, at our Royal Oak, Michigan studio, we see this uniqueness demonstrated daily with each new piece of hand-built, hand-painted pottery we proudly display in our studio gallery.  To embrace the unique characteristics of each work is to give homage to the creator who hand-built the piece with his/her hands, pouring passion, personality, and promise into their art.  It is to this that the Creative Arts Studio offers hand-built clay classes – so you too can express your inner artist, just as those who are cut from a different mold!

 

In the mind of every artist, there is a masterpiece. Kai Greene

 

Cut from a different mold kind of folks…

People of this class and sort are often the movers and shakers of society, who plot new paths of progress for humanity to embark upon.  These are the visionaries among us who build businesses from scratch, then forge them into companies that give back to the community through employment opportunities, services, charitable causes and philanthropic endeavors. The Creative Arts Studio believes that through the sharing of art, in all its various forms of artistic expression – is giving back to the community in unprecedented ways as new generations pick up the torch and take up the arts.

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As in life, so in art…

Just as in life, so as in art; we can be just as unique and different in our artistic expressions.  Through our art, we can give back to society through imparting some seed of inspiration or communicating some higher ideal through our artistic voice.  We welcome you and yours to unleash your inner artist here at the Creative Arts Studio, where being cut from a different mold is a beautiful thing!  Come and bring a friend or your family to attend one of our hand-built clay pottery classes, where you can form, mold and paint to your imagination’s creative contentment!

  • Private one hour of personalized instruction, Fields trips or Scout Outings are available.

  • Mold your own customized work of art

  • Learn how to hand-build using coils, slabs, or pinch pots!

  • Come with a project idea or we can provide one for you!

  • Tons of glaze colors to choose from

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Introducing the ultimate team-building experience

Add some artistic flair to your next company team building or team outing event by hosting it here, at the Creative Arts Studio! As a hands-on pottery painting studio based in Royal Oak, Michigan, we showcase a wide palette of pottery painting, glass fusing, and mosaic projects. Additionally, we offer classes, lessons, and workshops in wheel throwing, pallet board painting, and canvas painting that make for the ideal corporate team building activity for your next staff outing.

 

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller


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From the friendships forged to the memories formed

Our off-site team building functions have shown to be an effective way to forge professional friendships among coworkers. These creative workshops are fun and informative and are sure to be the talk of the office! While business meetups and networking events accomplish this too, it is the dynamic of working with one’s hands in a fun, team environment that positively impacts employees. Upon attending one of our interactive workshops, local companies in the Royal Oak, MI area have reconnected with their employees in impactful new ways.

 

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie

Projects + productivity = profitability

Completing projects together can help bolster creative, entrepreneurial synergy in the workplace among colleagues. It’s commonplace for the company suggestion box to be chocked full with new product ideas and/or process improvements once creativity becomes synonymous with the workplace culture.  Here at our Royal Oak, Michigan studio, we’ll help spark a creative flame amongst your staff with one of our project based, teamwork inspired workshops.

Why company team building events?

Organizations often host team building events as they can help foster company culture and boost employee productivity. As coworkers get to know each other while working together on a variety of pottery painting, canvas painting, or pallet board painting projects, they tend to form strong, personal bonds that translate favorably into the professional arena.

Our projects are the perfect addition

At the Creative Arts Studio, we present several project options that fit into most any team bonding or corporate teaming building session. Book your event at your venue and we can bring the fun to your company or choose to hold your event at our studio. Our projects make the perfect addition to company picnics and bring your child to work day events! Have something specific in mind? Let us create a custom designed package that meets the needs of your upcoming cultural training or team building program!

Creative crafts of the customized kind

Each, Creative Arts Studio service package can be customized to your team’s size, budget, and project needs. Whether it’s to celebrate your team exceeding their monthly K.P.I.’s, or to give a fellow team member a well deserved send off towards that new career path, they will appreciate the innovative gesture of a project-based, team building workshop that’s as much rewarding as it is rebuilding.

As a premier, locally-owned, art studio and workshop in Royal Oak, Michigan, we at the Creative Arts Studio are proud of our community heritage.  We’ve come to value the friendships we’ve forged with the businesses we’ve hosted over the years. It’s been equally rewarding for us to share in the experience and to create a creative experience for all to enjoy.

We invite you to make the Creative Arts Studio part of your next company endorsed outing or team building adventure!  Here are a few reasons to work with us:

  • This will be the work event you’ll be talking about for years!
  • It can be set up right in your office.
  • Each event can be customized to fit your business or meeting’s objective.
  • This is perfect for company team building, corporate team building, company picnics, take-your-child-to-work-days, and cultural training events.
  • There are tons of different projects to choose from with volume discounts for large groups.
  • $75 travel fee + mileage over 5 miles for offsite events.
  • BYOB and food welcome.
  • Click here for information on projects and pricing.