Step out of the Box!
Add energy, enthusiasm and creativity to your team building events and off-site meetings.
The confidence of your team will always play a major role in your company’s productivity levels and profitablility.
Whether in our space or yours, during the daytime or the evening, Raw Canvas offers a local, unique and economical solution to enhance unity in the workplace. If you need your team to work smarter, more creatively or just differently, we offer themed programs that will help you to recognize individual leadership skills, to create and enhance group cohesiveness and improve your team’s ability to work through problems.
"Nike hired Raw Canvas for a team building exercise at our Product Merchandising offsite.
After two days of meetings, this was a great way to unwind by spending our afternoon delving into our creative sides with a silkscreened canvas and an array of colorful paints. The Raw Canvas team are professional, personable and they provided us with great background music to paint by. We will definitely use them again!”
- Wendy Aiello Moen
“Hello Matthew and Chris,
Thank you so much for your team’s amazing work at the after party for the third annual Make Web Not War event: Web is Art in Vancouver! The event results were realized in real-time over social media platforms, and throughout the day and evening, WebNotWar was the number #2 non-sponsored trend on Twitter in Canada.
Truly, it was a team effort and I owe a huge thanks to both of you and your staff for all of your hard work. Your team provided us the opportunity to integrate the event theme of “Web Is Art” throughout the evening. The food selection was an amazing array of tapas including smoked meats, cheeses and jellies/spreads, served on slates by candlelight. Your recommendation for DJ Rhia Wellbelove was an excellent one, she kept the crowd upbeat, positive and encouraged them to dance.
We all had an amazing time and appreciate your hard work which helped make this event a great success! I would love to hear your feedback as well and ensure that these are noted in my debrief presentation to the team. I would also like to encourage you to visit Flickr online for event photos from both the day and night component! - http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=webnotwar&f=hp Thank you so much and I hope to work with your team again in the future!
Kind Regards, Maija"
Raw Canvas is a great venue for team building and socializing with your co-workers/friends.
Everyone from our branch had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the evening of painting and unwinding with a few drinks. Everyone was really surprised with their artistic creation that they took home. Thank you for being so friendly and accommodating for our budgeting, group size and food requests. We truly had a memorable team building experience. I’m sure we’ll be back
Vancity, Staff of the Fairview Community Branch
Our entire team thoroughly enjoyed our corporate team building experience at Raw Canvas.
This was a truly memorable experience for all.
"Catering to the every need of a large corporate get-together of over 50 people can not be easy - but Raw Canvas completely rose to the occasion for us! The service was fantastic and the tasting platters were out of this world. Everyone had a great time painting, and it was a huge bonding, team-building activity for the whole team. The staff were organized and super friendly. It was our best company party to date, and I would recommend this great team-building activity to everyone!"
-Shannon Smith (Event and PR Coordinator)
A truly great team building activity.
So much creativity flowing and in a very laid back environment.
The art is on display in the office!
"Okay so basically our coporate team building event at Raw Canvas was amazing! It was such a unique way to spend our christmas staff get together. At first the girls were intimidated (actually we all were) on whether or not we could actually pull it off! But Melody helped us out and she did a great job putting us all at ease.
Once it was done we were all so proud! We all had little artists inside that we didn't know existed! When clients compliment us on the pic its pretty awesome to listen to the girls 'brag' about the 'artwork' we created :):). We took a pic of us all in our smocks/eisels and enlarged it to an 8 by 10 so people could see we did it....have an idea anyways.
We so appreciated you guys opening up the evening for us on the Sunday... Only thing was that we booked only for 3hrs and it took longer so I was feeling kinda bad about that:( Melody was SUPER awesome and didn't care at all....I just felt bad. My most favorite part was watching all the girls working together and seeing how excited they were once we put all the pics together. We did the Group Art Cohesion package. I'm sure by the pic you can tell.
I think so many people would really enjoy what you guys do. People think, 'oh I can't draw, paint...etc'. But your staff gives such awesome guidance that once your helped in getting started, and really get into it...it's surprising what beautiful things you can create."
“I cannot overstate the value of the Raw Canvas experience. It is a wonderfully simple, yet very powerful approach to corporate team building and cohesiveness. The creative process, as we all know, allows you get out of the daily grind to step back to a time when life was just about having fun. Which is, of course, exactly what we at Disney are all about.
The Raw Canvas team are professional and personable, and understand the true value of creativity,
I highly recommend.”
"I have to admit, when I found out the office was taking a day off to go paint at Raw Canvas, I was more than a little skeptical. I couldn't imagine that a corporate team building activity, where we were going to be painting together was going to be anything but awkward and even a bit silly. I was wrong... it was great!!!
They layed out a huge variety of cheese and meats for us to nibble on while we warmed up with some wine, and then suited us up in smocks and we all started painting like schoolkids. It was cool to see how everyone really let loose. I had no idea that some of us actually had some talent.... not myself in particular, hehe.
Anyways, bottom line, it was a really cool experience. It was nice to hang out with everyone outside the office and actually do something fun and creative together."
"Thanks for a terrific team building event. Great food and drinks, fun staff, and a bunch of cool art for our new office!"
"Good Morning Chris,
Just want to drop you a quick note…to say thank you for your warm reception and super smile during our (first) visit.
You made our experience truly enjoyable and fun. Your whole crew is amazing, and definitely made a good impression!!
It was a pleasure meeting EVERYONE in your team.
I can now say to any of our guests and associates that I highly recommend RAW CANVAS!!!
Florida Barrosso - Concierge Westin Bayshore
“Heather was a pleasure to work with. Even though there was a lot of back and forth with many emails due to the many changes and modifications on our part, the coordination was organized and efficient. It was relaxing activity that allowed us to incorporate food and art with our corporate world.
The whole Raw Canvas team building experience encouraged us to be social, while at the same time allowing us to reach our goals and work as a team. Thanks for the pleasurable experience!”
I just wanted to let you know that our staff had an incredible time at our coporate team building event yesterday.
Before coming in to Raw Canvas, many of us were filled with trepidation at the prospect of making art, especially in front of our friends and co-workers. But, what originally sounded like a scary adventure for our quarterly team builder turned into the most refreshing and memorable experience our team has ever had.
Once again, great times, great idea - and please thank your staff for putting up with us!"
First of all, a huge thank you for organizing and facilitating our team building event at Raw Canvas.
Your staff were knowledgebale and pleasant and very helpful. Your resident artist provided amazing energy and was extraordinarliy helpful for all of us non-artist types. We have done several team-building activities over the years, and the Raw Canvas experience has proven to be a favorite amongst many of our team. We will definitely be back!”
I just wanted to say thank you for making Wednesday night so special for us.
Everyone had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the evening from the painting to the wonderful service to the delicious charcuterie.
I was thoroughly impressed by your attentiveness, friendliness and accommodation to our needs.
I also really appreciated how your colleague went above and beyond to cater to one of our staff member’s dietary needs at the last minute. His willingness to run to Choices was amazing.
I will be sure to recommend the Raw Canvas team building programs to others and I am sure my boyfriend and I will be back soon to enjoy another night together. Thank you again for everything."
-Lindsay Moore (Marketing Coordinator)
Anyone who is looking for a novel and (actually) fun team building exercise for work or otherwise should definitely give the Raw Canvas a try. Paint splatters and drinks is a great combination for getting people to open up and, at the same time, chill. Not to mention laugh! I am not sure we all have a painter in us but I was surprised how much everyone was so keen to get a paintbrush in there hand as soon as the paint was out.
The staff at Raw Canvas is great at facilitating and getting things going. The snacks are tasty and they have a superb wine and beer list. For anyone looking for a no-brainer-super-fun-times staff night out I would totally recommend contacting Raw Canvas.
The team building event we received was exactly what we were hoping for. The service we received was outsanding. Our whole group really enjoyed themselves. The event went very smoothly and it was great for team bonding!
Thanks so much!
We had such a fun team building experience!
You couldn't have been more accommodating of our small group - opening during the day, making sure, the food was fabulous and that we always had a drink in our hand :) Not to mention the painting was top-notch!
Everyone was raving about how much fun they were having,
and the team really enjoyed the food, drinks, painting and energy of the place.
I would definitely recommend the Raw Canvas team building activities to anyone and everyone.
The Raw Canvas team was fantastic.
They created a fun and welcoming environment for our team to connect.
We've put our team building paintings on display in our office for all to see and remember!
Raw Canvas was able to take our input and budget into consideration to create a programme that was fun, engaging and meaningful for our whole staff team. The group project our team worked on provided a forum for a variety of skills to be shown off and allowed our group to have a tangible memory to bring back to our working space on campus.
We thoroughly enjoyed our team social at Raw Canvas. Even the skeptical non artsy people in our group had a really good time. Best of all, we all created some great artwork that now graces our office wall.