Looking for a fun way to get together with your colleagues that will actually make you feel better?
Ply Studio puts together creative experiences for teams large and small!
Both virtual AND in-person options are available.
Carmen left her full-time day job in 2021 to devote herself to running Ply Studio and making more art in order to be well! As a manager and professional learning specialist, she understands what you need in order to make this commitment to your team and your organization. She creates 5-star learning experiences that will have your team laughing and learning (and feeling better!) in no time.
Contact Carmen for personalized pricing and options that fit your team. firstname.lastname@example.org
The focus of our team-building retreats is creative wellness. What does that mean?
Creative wellness is that feeling you get when you pick up something like knitting, paint, pencils or something else and you start to feel calm. You smile a little, your breathing becomes deeper and more rhythmic. You feel better.
When someone tells me they are feeling a little ‘meh’ I tend to ask:, “have you tried making something by hand?”. I believe that when we put down our screens and pick up something tactile and creative it actually lowers our heart rate, tempers our worries and anxieties and makes us feel happy.
In fact, there are many studies that give impressive evidence backed by researchers and doctors that it’s true: getting creative through music, paint, drawing, textiles, creative writing and more is good for us.
I want you to feel the power of creative wellness, too.
What kind of supplies are included in the cost of registration?
All workshops require supplies, but we will work with you to figure out which supplies are necessary based on your budget. Some workshops require only things that you may already have in your homes. For virtual gatherings, we do drop-offs (to one central location in the Ottawa area) or pick-ups of supplies at the Studio (in downtown Ottawa). We also ship supplies (again, to one central location). Of course, if you are coming to the Studio for your event, no need to talk shipping at all - all your tools and supplies will be here for you.
Booking Deposit & Cancellation Policy
Once your retreat is confirmed, you will be asked for a 50% non-refundable deposit. Should you decide not to go forward with your retreat at this time, registration fees are non-refundable but can be transferred to other participants OR used for a future event. Should I have to cancel, you will receive a full refund. Please note that I reserve the right to postpone and reschedule a class due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this be the case, I will make every effort to contact students to let them know of the cancellation and to arrange a makeup workshop.