Team Art Experiences
Grounds For Sculpture is the perfect setting for a unique teambuilding experience for your group! We offer a variety of group art experiences to enrich your group’s visit, perfect for corporate teambuilding or groups looking for a memorable bonding experience. These art experiences are designed to promote creativity and teamwork, as participants work collaboratively and develop problem solving skills while having a fun hands-on art experience!
Explore the 42-acres of Grounds For Sculpture and/or the seasonal indoor exhibitions with a tour guide and experience the contemporary sculpture on view. Each tour guide can lead a group of 10-15 people; multiple tour guides can be arranged based on your group size. This activity takes approximately 60 minutes.
The Sculpture Hunt is a fast-paced, fun introduction to Grounds For Sculpture! Your group will be split into smaller teams, who will then race against the clock to locate selected sculptures in the park and earn points by completing questions. The winning team members will receive a prize! This activity takes 60 minutes.
Found Object Challenge
Our most popular corporate event! After gaining inspiration by viewing examples of found object art, participants will brainstorm a theme for their sculpture. Then, participants will repurpose a variety of found objects into an interesting team sculpture. In this process, team members will develop both their communication and problem solving skills. For an added challenge, participants are encouraged to each bring one item from work/home to incorporate into the sculpture. This activity takes 60 minutes.
Puzzling Painting Workshop
An image of Grounds For Sculpture will be divided into segments before your group arrives. The outline of the image is transferred onto canvas panels, one for each segment. At the workshop, the instructor will provide information about paint mixing and application techniques before each member paints one panel. After painting, the real challenge is to assemble the individual grids to reveal the overall painting! This activity takes 90 minutes.
The Ultimate Grounds For Sculpture Challenge
Experience how the pros make sculpture! In the Ultimate Grounds For Sculpture Challenge, participants will do both a sandcasting workshop and a guided tour of the park. First, participants will learn the steps of sandcasting, a process used by professional artists to create sculptures. Working in small groups, participants will collaborate on their design and create the mold, which will then be cast with Plaster of Paris. While participants take a 60 minute guided tour of the park, their pieces will harden. After the tour, the castings will be removed from the sand bed and finishing touches are applied. This activity takes 180 minutes.
Lend a Hand Workshop NEW!!
How does Seward Johnson make his sculptures look so life-like? Part of the reason is that may of them are cast from living models! In this hands-on experience, participants will work in pairs and challenge each other to master the artistic techniques of creating a negative mold of their own hands. The molds will be cast using Plaster of Paris, and while they cure, experience a guided tour of the park. To add interest and personality to each sculpture, participants are encouraged to bring an object that fits in the palm of their hand to include in their final piece. This activity takes 150 minutes.
General Information: Events can be arranged to meet your schedule, based on availability. Events must be booked 14 days in advance.
For more information, please contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.