Enhance your team's productivity through innovative employee engagement ideas and creative expression.

Art activities can be a game-changer for employee engagement! By unleashing creativity, team members can bond, communicate better, and develop innovative problem-solving skills. So why not add some color to your employee engagement program and watch your team thrive?










The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

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Of employees are engaged
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Of employees think about quitting
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Lost due to poor employee engagement

As the world continues to navigate the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, experts are warning of a new challenge on the horizon – the “Great Resignation”. Recent studies estimate that over half of the workforce (55%) expressed the desire to switch jobs in the next 12 months, making employee retention more important than ever. Organizations must prioritize employee engagement initiatives to combat the incoming wave of resignations and cultivate a motivated and dedicated workforce. The numbers speak for themselves – engaged employees perform better, experience less burnout, and stay with a company for longer periods. Art-based activities have been scientifically proven to activate the reward pathway in the brain, leading to increased creativity and growth. Incorporating art into your employee engagement strategies can promote innovation and inspire employees to think outside the box. This, in turn, can lead to the development of new products, processes, and business models that can drive growth and success.


At Oya Arts, we don’t just preach the importance of creativity in the workplace. We know that true business impact requires more. That’s why we go beyond surface-level art activities and ensure that participants in our workshops connect their arts learning to their specific business objectives. Our approach helps employees reflect, discuss, and plan how to turn their creative insights into tangible contributions to their company’s strategies and priorities. By blending arts-based learning experiences with clear application pathways, we empower employees to actively engage in the right initiatives that drive company success.


Employee Engagment Ideas with a Twist

Online and in-person art workshops

Our Painting sessions are a powerful tool for stimulating creativity and innovative thinking, and it can help employees break down personal barriers and rediscover their inner artistic selves. By engaging in a creative process and producing a tangible work of art, employees can gain a renewed sense of confidence and accomplishment. And as they explore new ways of expressing themselves through paint and canvas, they may discover new insights and perspectives that they can apply to their work. So why not give your team the gift of artistic exploration and see where their newfound creativity can take your business?

Drawing Challenges

Not only are they a fun and engaging activity, but they can also be a powerful tool for building team camaraderie and encouraging collaboration among team members. Through the process of working together to complete a challenge, employees can develop a shared sense of purpose and a feeling of belonging to a team. Additionally, our challenges can provide a much-needed break from work-related stress leading to a more positive and productive work environment. 

Immersive Art Experiences - Bespoke Employee Engagemnt ideas

Benjamin Franklin said

“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.”

At Oya Arts, we don’t just provide generic art experiences – we go above and beyond to create immersive and personalized art experiences tailored to your organization’s unique needs. We work with you to understand your goals, culture, and vision, and create a customized art program that inspires creativity, fosters collaboration, and drives innovation. Whether you’re looking to boost employee engagement, enhance team building, or simply promote a more positive work environment, our bespoke art experiences are the perfect solution. Contact us today to start planning your one-of-a-kind art adventure.



Imagine a company caught in the grips of a pandemic-induced workforce upheaval. They were grappling with how to bring their hybrid workforce together in a meaningful way, and employee engagement was at an all-time low. That’s where we came in. Our mission was to design a one-of-a-kind event that would not only bridge the physical divide but also deepen connections between colleagues beyond the confines of the office. Together, we crafted a creative and compelling experience that sparked curiosity, sparked conversations, and left everyone feeling more connected than ever before.


In today’s hybrid work environment, the human connection we once took for granted is slipping away, leaving many stories untold and unheard. Despite the many benefits of remote work, the lack of daily in-person interactions can make it challenging to maintain a deep connection with colleagues. But here’s the thing: every person has a unique story to tell, and these stories are what make us human. That’s why it’s more crucial than ever to find new ways to connect and share experiences, to foster empathy and understanding, and to build a more resilient and supportive workplace culture.


We created a safe and welcoming space where participants were encouraged to share their authentic selves, not just their work personas. Through the powerful medium of visual storytelling, each person had the opportunity to express their past, present, and future aspirations in a creative and personal way. The result was nothing short of extraordinary: participants discovered that they were all multi-faceted individuals with unique experiences and narratives that shaped their identities. By recognizing and celebrating these differences, they built a deeper sense of empathy, respect, and camaraderie that transcended the boundaries of their workplace.


Participants were able to explore and embrace their unique qualities, celebrating the diversity and individuality of each person.  As a result, a culture of connection was established among the participants, strengthening their relationships and building a sense of community. The activities created a safe and welcoming space for individuals to express themselves freely, ultimately fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of their colleagues. The benefits of this workshop extended beyond the duration of the session, leaving a lasting impact on the participants’ ability to build meaningful connections with their colleagues.


During the workshop, participants had the opportunity to uncover and create a unique personal story, expressed through the medium of painting and drawing. Guided by a set of themes, participants were able to choose the one that resonated with them the most and brought their own interpretation to the task. The workshop also encouraged participants to explore self-expression independently, fostering a sense of creativity and individuality. By engaging in this process, participants were able to tap into their innermost thoughts and emotions, resulting in a powerful and personal expression of their story.


My Portrait
Participants painted a self-portrait that expressed who they were. There were no rules, and the idea was about producing a painting that showcased their “out of work”self.

My World
Participants got to paint something close to their hearts quite a few chose pets, loved ones or  their favorite hobby. whatever made them tick!

My Words
For those who did not feel comfortable picking up a paintbrush, they expressed their story through spoken word and poetry.

My Abstract
Abstract art was a fun and expressive way to showcase who they were. There were no rules, and it offered a free way to tell their story through the vibrance of color and shape. 

My Everything
For those who did not want to be confined to a particular theme combined all of the above and created an eclectic masterpiece that showcased different elements of their personalities.

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The results of our training program were astounding, with the company experiencing a 10% surge in employees choosing to return to the office full-time in the weeks following the training. Not only that, but there was a marked increase in cross-departmental communications, as employees felt more connected and less inclined to work in silos. Our training program empowers employees to rediscover their passion and sense of purpose, reigniting their drive to collaborate and contribute to the company’s success. By fostering an environment of inclusivity and understanding, our program creates a sense of belonging and camaraderie that translates into enhanced productivity and job satisfaction. Don’t wait to see the benefits of our training program for yourself – book a discovery call today and take the first step towards a more unified and engaged workforce!


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Let’s see if we can help increase your employees productivity.