Team Building San Francisco 2020-08-02T02:58:20+00:00
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Team Building San Francisco

NEW! VIRTUAL GRAFFITI WORKSHOP

This epic virtual graffiti workshop is led step by step from our expert graffiti artist teachers through Zoom and paired with each guest receiving everything needed to create their own 12” x 12” graffiti letter piece. Guests will launch their spray paint and graffiti markers skills and also create their own graffiti name and signature tag on classic provided stickers. Alongside the hands-on creating, we break down the vibrant graffiti culture and provide an authentic QnA discussion. Once completed, the graffiti letters are then virtually assembled to create your group's custom bold statement on the Zoom finale screen. The graffiti letters can also be assembled effortlessly to transform your group’s wall with included adhesive squares.

  • Each guest receives their own art kit
  • History of graffiti
  • Spray paint and graffiti marker practice
  • Finale assemblage of your group's custom statement

GRAFFITI WORKSHOP

We fully immerse your team into the culture, tools of the trade, and art of graffiti in this 2.5 hour workshop. We start with our graffiti artist host guiding each individual to create a new name and signature tag using a series of classic graffiti alphabets as reference and dry erase markers to get warmed up. Once ready, each guest tags their name on a single group takeaway 24" x 30" canvas using wide, colorful, and drippy graffiti markers. The workshop then dives into the rich history of modern graffiti from its US east coast inception to present day through a presentation and first hand experiences told by our graffiti veteran hosts. We then take to the streets on a walking tour where we breakdown the different forms of graffiti and public art. After learning the history and seeing in real life the spray can art in the streets, we then put the spray can in your hands. The finale is spray paint practice using specialized high end spray paint followed by planning and spray painting your own custom mural on our high visibility public walls, or (for an added fee) takeaway 4' x 6' canvas(es).

  • Letter styles / tagging exercise with single take away 24" x 30" canvas
  • History of graffiti and walking mural tour
  • Spray paint practice
  • Mural production on exterior wall, or (for an added fee) takeaway 4' x 6' canvas(es)

*We also offer an alternate 2 hour workshop option which includes spray paint practice followed by planning and spray painting your own custom mural on our high visibility public walls, or (for an added fee) takeaway 4' x 6' canvas(es) .

*Optional add on to either graffiti workshop package is an individual custom art takeaway where we hand cut a custom stencil of a word, slogan, or image for guests to spray paint on their choice of a canvas tote bag, or 12" x 12" canvas.

GOLDEN ERA OF HIP HOP WORKSHOP

The Hip Hop revolution has been going strong for over 50 years and this 2.5 workshop is a time warp back to when it all began. Our veteran Hip Hop host takes it back to the original four pillars of hip hop, MCing, DJing, Graffiti, and Breakdancing (sorry this workshop excludes the dancing part). We also bring the competitive, but friendly battle aspect to this workshop as hip hop was competing in these original art forms as an alternative to violence. We start by breaking up your group into equal teams with each group coming up with a group crew name as well as each individual coming up with a graffiti name that they'll get to spray paint tag on our wall. Our Hip Hop host, through a presentation, lays out the events, time, places, and people that sowed the seeds for hip hop to emerge. We then dive right into DJing with records, turntables, mixers and introducing basic DJ scratching. Each crew will have their own DJ setup to practice and come up with their own unique sound style using our special DJ scratching records. The sampler drum machine, instrumental in making hip hop beats and still used today, is then introduced where each crew will practice creating their own beat live from a series of different drum kits they choose from. We finally introduce the MC where the lyrics on the microphone flow and the final piece of the hip hop sountrack emerges. The crews self assign each members role for the DJ, MC, and drum machine and prepare to battle each other bringing together the musical skills they've learned. During the battle preparation period, we brainstorm with the group for their team spray paint graffiti mural. The finale is each crew performing a brief musical set to take the title of the most fresh crew with the winning crew getting to art direct the spray paint graffiti piece which all guests paint together.

  • Coming up with crew names and spray paintimg their individual graffiti names
  • The origins of Hip Hop and its evolution to present day
  • Practicing DJing, making a beat, and MCing
  • Finale group graffiti piece on wall, or (for an added fee) takeaway 4' x 6' canvas(es)

*Optional add on to the hip hop workshop package is an individual custom art takeaway where we hand cut a custom stencil of a word, slogan, or image for guests to spray paint on their choice of a canvas tote bag, or 12" x 12" canvas.

STREET ART WORKSHOP

Experience the global street art movement in real life in our 2.5 hour workshop. Our street art veteran hosts will not only provide a culturally rich view of the scene, but also guide each guest in creating their own individual street art piece as well as a collaborative group artwork together. We start by jumping right into the action by learning how to use the specialized high end spray paint needed to create all of the artworks for the workshop. Each guest starts with their own 12" x 12" canvas and an easel and immediately chooses spray paint colors to paint the background of their canvas with. We then have our street art host bring the history of the street art culture full circle from ancient times to present day with their personally curated presentation. Coming back to the individual canvas art creation, each guest selects one image from our extensive library of three layer stencils which span popular images of people, characters, landmarks, and icons and then spray paints their first stencil layer. Our street art host then takes the group to the streets on a tour to see the abundant and colorful street art nearby while explaining the various forms and artists encountered. Finally, the last stencil layers for the individual canvases get spray painted and the 40" x 40" takeaway group canvas creation begins with choosing spray paint colors and single layer stencils to create the finale artwork. While our host helps with the overall aesthetic of the takeaway group canvas, you group ultimately designs and spray paints the final piece.

  • Spray paint practice
  • History of street art and walking mural tour
  • Each guest creating an individual street art piece on a takeaway 12" x 12" canvas
  • Group collaboration on creating a single 40" x 40" takeaway street art canvas

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Testimonials

“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!!”

Abby, Google

“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!”

Ana, AppDynamicss

“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…”

S.W., Yahoo

“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!”

Andrea, Google

“Nate, Robby, Maya…We’re Quantcastic, U R FANTASTIC! Best Teambuilding Event ever. See you again soon!”

Shane, Quantcast

“The team at 1AM was passionate, talented and genuine. They’re true, long-time graffiti artists who love teaching what they do!”

Matt, Facebook

“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!”

J’aime, Tipping Point Community

“Everything was perfect – the workshop exceeded our expectations of teamwork and fun.”

Jon, Enernoc

“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.“

Steve, ShareThis

“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.”

Shailesh, Ebay

“Thanks! The workshop was a lot of fun!”

Norm, Genentech

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