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CORPORATE CRAFTING EVENTS

Teambuilding with a difference!

Why not try something new and get your employees to discover their creative side? Here at Leicestershire Craft Centre we specialise in delivering art and craft days to businesses and organisations who want to give their employees a fresh and challenging experience that's just that little bit different from your run-of-the-mill training days.

We can cater for groups of any size and tailor their experience accordingly. No prior skill is required on the part of the participants and they are suitable for all ages, male or female.

We have found that delegates usually embrace the opportunity to do something out of the ordinary; enjoy the creative experience and love the finished result - a lasting piece of artwork to enliven their working environment.


"The best thing I've done in nine years of corporate banking!"
Santander delegate


What We Do: Teambuilding Artwork

Aim: to show that every individual's work is an important element in 'the bigger picture' of a company's business.

We take a famous painting and divide it into tiny pieces. Working either individually or as a small group, delegates paint, decorate or collage their image. They do not know what final picture they are making. Once completed we take all the pieces and put them back together to reveal one enormous picture which remains on display in the workplace.

Our largest example of this was with 180 HR delegates from Santander Bank in 2013.

"Katharine and the Leicestershire Craft Centre delivered a great craft based event for us at Santander to help bring to life the spirit of 'Teamwork'. The session involved 150 participants who all worked on a part of a collage which at the end of the day was revealed to be an impressive artwork and a lasting memory of a great day.

By using a craft activity we ensured the day was fun and had everyone mixing together to create something that embodied the meaning of 'Teamwork'. Thank you for a great day! "

 
Alice Herring, Head of People and Talent, Santander UK.


What We Do: A Learning Journey

Aim: to teach a new skill, encouraging delegates to be creative, learn a new skill and consider creativity as part of their work/life balance.

We teach delegates a crafting technique that they may not have come across before e.g. needlefelting. They have the opportunity to try it out and the things they make can be used to create a piece of artwork for their office environment, or items for the delegate to take home.

In June 2014 we delivered workshops to 180 Santander HR delegates teaching them how to make their own gift bags. Everyone made at least two of their own bags to take home.

 

Christmas Crafting Session for May Marketing

 In December 2014, we provided a Christmas crafting session for the staff at May Marketing. This small business has workers spread across the country who were brought together for their Christmas party at a cottage in the Midlands. We provided a 2 hour session of making Christmas decorations when everyone arrived, which served as a great icebreaker before the real 'partying' began!

 

We are delighted to work on a regular basis with Leicester University providing social crafting sessions for the students.

 

We are pleased have providedsewing workshops for mental health patients at The Mett Centre, Leicester.

 

Contact Katharine on 01858 466692 to discuss your requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santander 'The Bigger Picture'

Delegates from Santander working on 'The Bigger Picture'

Kandinsky's Concentric Circles

150 canvases going into place.

Santander 'The Bigger Picture'

The finished 'Bigger Picture'. Santander's interpretation of Kandinksy's Farbstudie Quadrate.

 

 

Santander Milton KeynesSantander Milton Keynes

Delegates at Santander Milton Keynes working on their collage.

 Tree of Life - Santander Milton Keynes

The finished artwork - the Santander interpretation of Gustav Klimt's Tree of Life.