Vision Boarding is a wonderful indoor group activity that allows participants to express their hopes and dreams though a collage of images they assemble and mount. Vision Boards are collections of images, illustrations and words that visually represent the life one would like to lead. Creating a visual display brings it to life. It's one of the most powerful mind exercises one can do. According to the popular book The Secret, “When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe.” Olympic athletes have been using it for decades to improve performance. Psychology Today reported that the brain patterns activated when a weightlifter lifts heavy weights are also similarly activated when the lifter just visualizes lifting weights. We will help you to clarify and focus your energy on achieving your goals in the following areas: relationships, health, career, finances, home, travel, personal growth.
Laguna Beach was founded as an arts colony and today is home to hundreds of fine artists inspired by the incredible beauty and natural surroundings. Now you and your team can use your right brains to collaborate or work individually on canvasses that will tease out your artistic talents and creativity. Classes are taught in real Laguna artist studios, at your hotel, or outdoors in a "plein air" setting. Take the canvasses home or to your office as a reminder and reinforcement of your teamwork, creativity, and the fun you had.
Street art is all the rage, and has recently become very collectible (think Banksy, Keith Haring and Basquiat). Work with local Laguna artists to craft bright, graphic renderings of your company logo, products, or team portraits through the use of stencils and spray paints.
Great group activity that requires no previous art training!
Your company is composed of a diverse group of personalities. As they say, "the sum is bigger than the parts." Now you can represent that visually with an activity where each team member expresses something about the core mission of the company. Then arrange these individual canvasses in a mosaic around the company logo, and voila, the brand experience as represented by the team. A great and lasting piece to reinforce core values.
Work collaboratively on a large canvas and replicate a masterpiece. A great teambuilding exercise that forces groups to identify strengths, foster leadership and delegation.
Plein Air is a 19th-century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air, that became a central feature of French impressionism. It is also very popular in Laguna, where we have our very own Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. In this activity we choose a beautiful natural setting, provide easels and watercolor palettes to everyone, and work to create beautiful landscapes reflecting the Laguna experience, a wonderful keepsake.
Using a beautiful professional recording studio in Laguna Beach, we offer several sonic experiences that allow groups to tease out their musical and songwriting talents, even if they didn't know they had any. A great way to have fun and blow off steam. Our space has an inner studio and separate lounge, making it ideal for company fun and relaxation..
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You may not play an instrument, but everyone can rap. And in this activity we create a satirical company rap song. We start with a musical "bed," the instrumental beats that provide the foundation to a song. The first thing we do is construct the chorus, the repetitive chant that makes up the foundation of the song ("We are the bomb in pharmaceuticals, in drops or pills or even chewables"). Next we pair into teams to write individual verses. Then we lay down tracks, where each group records their verses, which is really fun. And then we mix and edit into a finished song everyone can take home with them.
With extra time permitting, we produce the Company Rap song, and then take it outdoors, where each team is filmed performing (lip synching) their verse in unique settings in and around downtown Laguna Beach. We then cobble it together into a music video that is MTV ready, if not at least peer worthy. What a fun way to spend the day!
Have a few musicians in your group? Need a few more to round out a band? We got them, and can provide the studio for a fun afternoon of jamming. Everyone participates as we give non-musicians percussion instruments, vocal parts, and on site training so that the team can make music together. All of it can be recorded for future enjoyment.