Team Building Activities & Workshops
1AM hosts exciting, hands-on, private team building activities immersing you in the graffiti, street art, and hip hop culture. These private workshops are a great place to host a celebration, new company, product launch, or corporate offsite event, or just a fun outing to bond with your team. When you need great corporate team building activities and courses in San Francisco, Oakland, or at a venue of your choosing, contact us. Our team building training activities create an environment that unleashes your synergistic power and creative thinking.
We fully immerse your team into the culture, tools of the trade, and art of graffiti. Our graffiti artist host transforms your group into a graffiti crew with new aliases and teach tagging until you’re ready to use graffiti markers to tag your own takeaway 2' x 3' group canvas. Alongside our hands on activities, we share the rich history of graffiti and first hand experiences told by our hosts through a presentation and walking tour of stunning nearby graffiti art. The finale is spray paint practice followed by planning and spray painting your own custom mural on our high visibility public walls.
- Letter styles /tagging exercise with take away 2' x 3' canvas
- History of graffiti and walking mural tour
- Spray paint practice
- Mural production on exterior wall, or optional take away canvas(es)
*Add ons include takeaway group canvases and/or individual custom stencil on canvases, tote bags, and t-shirts.
STREET ART WORKSHOP
We guide groups to create their own street art individual and group takeaway canvases while providing cultural depth to the global explosion of street art. We dive in with spray paint practice and painting the individual canvas backgrounds as an assemblage. Guests select from our library of three layer stencil images which they spray paint on their individual canvas during the workshop. In between stencil layer spray painting, we take you through the history of street art with a presentation and local mural walking tour while lending personal experiences. For the finale, your group works together on designing, cutting, and spray painting a custom street art piece on a 4’ x 5’ takeaway canvas.
- History of street art slideshow and walking mural tour
- Spray paint practice
- Each member spray painting a 3 layer stencil on a takeaway canvas, or canvas tote bag.
- Street art production on a 4' x 5' takeaway canvas
GOLDEN ERA OF HIP HOP WORKSHOP
We transport your group back to the 80’s and 90’s and let you play with spray paint, vinyl turntables, drum machines, graffiti markers, and mics and learn about their role in the Golden Era of Hip Hop . Your group starts by splitting and transforming into graffiti crews with each guest taking on fresh aliases and tagging those onto a takeaway 2' x 3' canvas with graffiti markers. Our MC host then guides you through hands on lessons on DJ vinyl scratching, drum machines, and rapping while covering the global influences of these analog hip hop pillars. Before the finale, each member of the group spray paints a graffiti stencil on an individual takeaway vinyl record. For the finale, with the help of our MC host, crews then decide who performs which part, compose a brief battle set, and then get into character and costume to perform against each other. For proof of these epic performances, we digitally record the final battle performances and deliver an unedited video recording to you.
We’ve worked with groups, schools, and companies such as Google, YMCA, Facebook, Well Fargo, Genentech, Stanford, Adobe, Galileo High School, Yahoo, The Little School and more! Call, email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our information form to get a free quote today.
“The team had an absolutely amazing time and the mural is so cool! Thanks for sending the photos — it’s great to have something to remember such a wonderful experience by. Thank you again for all of your help in making this happen!!”
“I’d like to thank 1am for a refreshingly creative team workshop. Although some felt artistically hopeless, the team appreciated the genuine energy and enthusiasm from Robby (who was an awesome teacher) along with the support staff, which further contributed to the success of the activity. We look forward to seeing you all again!”
“We had SO MUCH FUN at our Team Building event! Nate1Design, Robby, Maya were the perfect hosts & teachers. 1AM goes way beyond what a “Team Building” event generally is.We received an art education that was interesting and very well presented. We loved our neighborhood tour. Our mural was collaborative, there was much learning, and all of us were encouraged & engaged. Our teachers have MAD skills, but they were humble & respectful. Our whole company is envious, and have made many trips to see our mural. We will definitely go again, and some of us are going to take more classes on our own. 1AM is a well thought out & perfectly executed operation. It is an asset to the SF Arts community. Much success to all of you…”
“My co-workers and I came here for a team bonding event, where we enjoyed a 2 hour workshop. It was so much fun practicing and perfecting our “Tags” (writing our names with cool paint pens) and trying out different styles of graffiti. We then took an educational tour where we viewed different graffiti styles around the area and learned about street art. Then we got to practice some spray painting, and gained a new appreciation for the graffiti murals! The workshop hosts were so great; teaching us how to be artistic with spray paint. This was a great place to come with your team from work, and learn and be creative!”
“Nate, Robby, Maya…We’re Quantcastic, U R FANTASTIC! Best Teambuilding Event ever. See you again soon!”
“The team at 1AM was passionate, talented and genuine. They’re true, long-time graffiti artists who love teaching what they do!”
“We had an amazing workshop with the crew at 1AM! The workshop leaders were incredibly knowledgeable, encouraging and willing to break it down for the aspiring “writers” at Tipping Point Community!”
“Everything was perfect – the workshop exceeded our expectations of teamwork and fun.”
“ShareThis has thrown multiple Graffiti Events with 1AM; each better than the last. The staff is extremely helpful in making sure their events go off without a hitch, and the classes themselves are excellent for entertaining clients and/or team building.“
“We planned a custom workshop to accommodate my creative team and give them enough latitude to go crazy with graffiti. The teachers, Nate1 and Roman, took us through a session where we really started to appreciate graffiti as an art form and the team had fun.”
“Thanks! The workshop was a lot of fun!”