Samantha Davis, founder of Art-Cafe qualified in London as an Art Psychotherapist in
2000, following which returned to South Africa to work in the private and corporate sector.
Her experiences brought her to the realization that there were many different corporate
teambuilding programmes in the market who offered fun and exciting experiences, but
very few that could offer a creative approach with a therapeutic background that left the
corporate group with a meaningful and useful experience to take back to the work place.
She realized that there was a real need for teams to get to know each other in a way that
could enhance communication and motivation in the workplace.
Her vision was thus to address this gap in the market and develop various corporate
products and services which offered value and understanding in the execution of the
workshops, thereby geared toward developing individuals and building teams.
The underlying thinking and awareness is that groups of people are made up of indivi-
duals with unique personalities and strengths who are placed together in the workplace
to form a greater and more powerful sum of its parts that is a unified whole who
inter-dependently work together.
The advantage of utilizing a psychological background
is that the experienced facilitators have a thorough working understanding of interactive
groups and can use this experience in channelling and directing the creative work in an
informal yet meaningful and productive manner.
Art-Cafes key values are self expression, communication, understanding, support and
NO ART EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
People are unique and have different
needs and expectations.
Bringing various experiences, perso-
nalities and cultures into a group en-
vironment may be challenging.
COMMENTS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS
MOST RECENT CLIENTS
I had a great time and learned to ex-
press myself (Correctional Services)
I faced my challenges and turned them
into growth opportunities (Educator)
There is a creative solution for a shared
We have gathered more important
information via the art experience than
the teams would have sourced in the
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