Why you should choose team-building painting over a weekend retreat

August 26, 2021

When you’re considering team-building activities or customer appreciation events, there are many different ways to go. You can spend time at an all-inclusive resort and participate in team-building activities that challenge everyone’s abilities and confidence, go out for a night at a dinner party, or spend an evening with team-building painting. With the help of Roni Golan, you can build your team with a mellow evening of painting. If you’ve never heard of team-building painting, it’s where your team creates a collaborative painting that’s a result of everyone’s individual pieces.

When it comes to choosing the right team-building activities or customer appreciation events, there are several ways that you can go. Having your team or your customers use their creativity together will strengthen their connection to you, your company, and each other. I can tell you that of all the options, team painting is a great way to go. If you’re still not sure, let me tell you why it’s better than a retreat.


Taking your team on a weekend retreat can be expensive because let’s be honest, most of them won’t want to go if they have to fit the bill. This means that you’re paying for transportation, lodging, food, and that t-shirt that says they came, saw, and conquered. This can add up quickly and make for a costly weekend away from family.

A team-building painting activity is a much more cost-efficient way to gather your team. You might need to treat them to a meal, but there aren’t any travel expenses associated with the destination, lodging, or anything else that can run up your bill.

Attendance and participation

Not everyone is an artist, which is perfectly fine. If we were all artists, how would we appreciate the true artists? That being said, no everyone is an athlete nor are we all daredevils. However, trying your hand comes with significantly lower personal risks than a team-building activity on a ropes course or a day at the ice rink. Team members are much more likely to be excited to attend an evening of food, socializing, and painting than a weekend of extreme sports.

Not only are your people more likely to show up to a low-key event, but they’re also much more likely to participate. A collaborative painting is a great way to encourage even the least of the artists in the room to get out of their seats and take part in the activity. With very little risk in putting a paintbrush to a canvas, the timidest among you can put themselves out there with the group and participate.

Convey the message

The end goal of most team-building activities is to see how the collaborative efforts of the team helped everyone succeed in the end. One of the most effective ways to do this is by putting a physical object in front of them. Yes, teamwork getting over a wall, through an obstacle course, or rafting are great ways to convey this message. Although, not everyone on your team is going to feel comfortable with these challenges. You can show a physical result of their collaborative effort with a final painting that each team member contributed to. This can be done without pushing team members to the edge of their physical abilities.

Get in touch to book

If you’d like to learn more about team-building painting with Roni Golan, get in touch with me by sending an email using my online contact form. You can also give me a call at 815-979-1944 to learn more about my collaborative paintings and how they can help you with your upcoming team-building activity.

Why you should choose team-building painting over a weekend retreat