Share Your Talent
Art evenings at the office – an internal MultiSport initiative that was realized in no time, thanks to the enthusiasm and creativity of one of its employees
Conversations with clients, meetings and contracts – this is the usual day of a sales representative. But not the one of Alex Gospodinova – apart from being a capable trader, she is a painter and an artist who skillfully swings the brush of inspiration and transforms her ideas into a funny experience for the whole team.
Her desire to share her own talent and to show the others that art is for everyone who wants to create, gave birth to the art evenings at the office.
The idea was quickly embraced by the team and only a few panels, brushes and paints later, it became reality. The ten vacancies for the first art class were filled within minutes, after the news of the upcoming initiative had been announced.
The work day was over and everyone was feverishly awaiting their dose of creative experience. Art class participants had chosen an appropriate picture together, and Alex took on the heavy task of being a mentor and showing her students how to breathe life into their canvas step by step. Following her guidance, it was her students’ turn to “play” their part and show what they were capable of.
Of course, don’t imagine a 3-hour performance without intermission. The creative process was often interrupted by exclamations such as “the crown of my tree of is very strange” and “my man looks more like a geisha in kimono than a Tibetan monk” followed by a sincere and unforged laughter in the hall. Alex intervened when needed and actively helped so that the trees could become more realistic, and the geisha – well, let her stay a geisha, we should just paint her with more comfortable shoes for mountain climbing.
Imperceptibly, after several hours of focused drawing, masterpieces were ready and everyone agreed on the result:
“The art classes were one of the most interesting activities, organized at our office. Looking at my colleagues’ works after each class, I was surprised of how different the view of each of us can be, seeing and trying to copy the same picture. And if you think about that philosophically… it’s the same in our work.”
This is the best indicator that the mission was fulfilled, and when we asked all the artists about their favourite part, all the answers were in the same direction.
“We all create something and learn together. The best part is that the atmosphere is friendly, the people are supportive and that this was a bonding experience for all of us. ”
Art evenings are proof that an idea can easily become an entertaining and enjoyable experience for the whole team, which requires only enthusiasm and desire.