Brushstrokes Studio

Brushstrokes Studio is a pottery, glass fusing, and mosaics studio located near the Fourth Street Shopping District in Berkeley. We offer drop-in studio time 7 days a week as well as classes, summer camps, birthday parties and special workshops.

Creative Team Building at Brushstrokes

putting fun to work!

Build your team's creative confidence with an engaging and inspiring outing to Brushstrokes, a beautiful community art space. We make it easy for your staff to bond with each other while loosening up their inner artist.  A great way to turn co-workers into team-workers and boost your company happiness quotient.

Team Building Packages:

Action Art: We’re going to collaborate and get active in this painting session. We’ll learn ways to paint without even using a paint brush including stamps, stencils, sponges, sgraffito, chalk pastel, etc. We’ll have stations set up for various painting techniques. Folks will paint to the music and when the music stops they’ll move to the next canvas and add their own marks, then on to the next! At the end of the session everyone gets to take home a painting worked on by the whole team or the team can keep their canvases as a group to display at work. Psst...don't tell but there's a special reveal at the end, artistically tailored to your company, that will bring your team together with a shared sense of creative accomplishment.

Mosaic Madness: If you ever feel frustrated at work, this is a productive way to channel that energy. We’ll be smashing tiles and then creating a beautiful mosaic with the tesserae. No need to be a master of art to enjoy arranging these beautiful, colorful mosaic tiles into a finished mirror or trivet project to take home. Beyond the release of smashing tiles, this ancient art teaches us patience, discovery and that some processes go through challenges and set backs and then come together to create something brand new and exciting.

$500 for groups of 10 or fewer. Additional participants are $50 per person for a 2-3 hour event. We usually host these events at Brushstrokes but can also bring the activity to you for an additional $150 travel fee. Day-long creativity training sessions available. Pricing and programing available upon request by emailing Jessica Williams, owner of Brushstrokes and designer of our Team Building Programs.


Past clients include: Clorox Corporation, Kaiser Permanente, Square, Caviar, North Berkeley Investment Partners, Crossroads Trading.

What our clients are saying about us:

“Thank you so much for everything that you and your team did for putting together such a great afternoon. The action painting session was one of the best team activities we've ever done. You made it so easy and fun for everyone to engage and I know that we all enjoyed being artists for a couple of hours. It was truly a special experience. You took such good care of us.” - James, North Berkeley Investment Partners.

“Jessica went above and beyond for our group, and we couldn’t have appreciated it more.” - Courtney Sinosky, Clorox Corporation

We recommend our friends at Stella Nonna, a nearby restaurant, for a fantastic dining experience before or after your event at Brushstrokes.  For larger groups, on Tuesdays you can book the whole restaurant!

What’s included:

  1. Group instruction by trained Brushstrokes artist(s).

  2. 2-3 in our beautiful upstairs studio, a private space just for your group.

  3. All art materials included.

  4. Complimentary tea service in handmade ceramics. Groups are welcome to bring in food and drinks or we can recommend local restaurants to cater or visit after the project.

“That combination of thought and action defines creative confidence: the ability to come up with new ideas and the courage to try them out.” 

“Creativity isn’t some rare gift to be enjoyed by the lucky few – it’s a natural part of human thinking and behavior. We are stunned at how quickly people’s imagination, curiosity and courage are renewed with just a small amount of practice and encouragement.”

Tom Kelley, Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

We look forward to hosting your successful and fun team building event!  Email Jessica Williams, owner of Brushstrokes, with questions and to book your event.

©2016 Brushstrokes Studio, Inc. Photos by Erin Scott and Stephanie Rausser.