7 London Painting Classes to Boost Your Team's Mood

7 London Painting Classes to Boost Your Team's Mood

By ClassBento Team

It’s no surprise to see painting classes in London are on the rise. While stress is part of the rhythms of work-life, being exposed to it continuously is bad for employees, and therefore bad for business. That’s exactly why increasing numbers of employers are looking to fun team building activities to encourage workers to let their hair down and leave their inboxes alone for a while.

The benefits of team building events are hard to over-emphasise. They help teams cement bonds, foster creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving, and allow networking and socialising away from the stresses of the workplace. 

With that in mind, painting classes are one of the best things to do in London for teams that have had a tough quarter – or even a tough day or two! Art is a serious stress reliever and allows participants to lose themselves in a mindful moment. Below, we’ve listed seven London painting classes that we’d recommend as great team activities. All you need to do is bring a willingness to learn, some comfy clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and your own creative ideas.

Painting Class in a City Farm

woman enjoying watercolour painting

Georgie Mason Art Studio hosts art classes on Stepney City Farm. Grab your team and get them out of the hustle and bustle of London and into a green paradise that will promote positive mental wellbeing and creative flourishing. Georgie is keen to make the experience as mindful as possible – you’ll get a hot drink on arrival and be guided through a short mindful art exercise or meditation.

Encourage your colleagues to relax into this painting class and not worry about their skill level – everyone can learn to paint and Georgie encourages everyone to bring their own creativity to her art workshops. You’ll learn how to put paint to canvas by building texture, colour mixing, mark-making, and more. This painting class is a fab opportunity for your team to step out of their heads and into a mindful creative practice.

Street Art Tour and Taster Workshop

still life painting

If you’re on the hunt for unusual team-building events, these street art workshops might just tick the box. Your colleagues may have already taken a painting class, but street art classes are far more unusual, which means everyone will most likely be starting from the same experience level.

In this class, you’ll learn how to make your own spray paint stencil art, connecting with a friendly local expert who’ll guide you every step of the way. First, you’ll discover hidden gems around London before hitting the studio with your newfound knowledge. Get hands-on with different colours, spraying paint directly onto walls using a variety of techniques. When it comes to cool things to do in London, it’s hard to beat this class!

Paint and Prosecco Party

woman painting outdoors

Sip and paint classes are very popular art classes for adults, and they make for memorable team building events. This paint party is a chance to destress and sensibly let your hair down – you’ll experience feel-good music as well as plenty of arty inspiration. Enjoy the time as you paint and drink away, practising new techniques or learning basic brushstrokes. You’ll all come away from the class with your own canvas and some great memories shared with your team.

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Beginner Painting Class

woman painting at a group art class

The joy of team activities where everyone is a beginner lies in the equal playing field – everyone starts from the same skill level, and is therefore able to make the best of the experience, whether they’re a CEO or an intern! All your team has to do is bring along a painting of their choice, and your teacher will guide you through the painting class. Drinks and nibbles are provided, and your team will be able to take part in a paint party that allows them to destress and learn a new skill.

Paint and Sip Class

Looking for a painting class where you can enjoy the pleasures of both paint and wine? Your team will come away from this activity with a host of memories and a newfound appreciation for painting with a twist – the twist being the drink! Your friendly hosts will be ready and able to instruct all painting levels, from beginners to those chasing on the coattails of Picasso or Matisse. 

Collage and Mixed Media Workshop

If you’re looking for art classes in London that make great team-building events – look no further. This mixed media workshop will teach participants to create an original picture using a combination of both painting and collage techniques.

Your teacher Gabriela has a host of mixed media that you can all use for your pieces of art – think acrylics, pens, and pages from vintage books and magazines – and will encourage artists of all skill levels to take part and have a good time. Painting parties are suitable for everyone who’s keen to get involved – just bring a positive attitude and a willingness to learn to paint and collage.

Plein air Paint and Sip Class

If you’re on the hunt for fun group activities that you can do outdoors with your colleagues, these London painting classes make for the perfect solution. Check the weather in advance and book these art classes for a sunny day. Your team will get their daily intake of vitamin D and benefit from a painting class that takes place in the serene Hyde Park. Just don’t forget your sun cream and your creative flair!

Encourage your colleagues to take a moment of calm for themselves surrounded by the joys of nature before choosing from the many painting kits on offer. Your instructor will take you through the ins and outs of using your medium of choice, or can leave more experienced painters to enjoy a peaceful moment alone with their paintbrushes.

Ready to unwind by putting paint to paper, canvas or even a wall? Browse our full range of painting classes in London to find one that’s perfect for your team.


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