DAYS OF BUILDING
ADX TEAM BUILDING, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, AND CUSTOM GROUP EVENTS
At ADX, we’ve found that working with our hands and using practical design skills is a great way to get out of a rut and boost creativity.
Working together at ADX can help your team build hard and soft skills while fighting burnout. Our instructors craft engaging design challenges that develop your groups’ skills and bring them together as a team. Participants naturally develop leadership skills in guided collaborative projects designed specifically for your group.
ADX – directly and through our partners – offers numerous learning opportunities that focus on experiential learning and collaboration as a way to engage your employees. Beyond basics, like Woodworking 101 and Introduction to Screen Printing, we facilitate 1-on-1 and project-specific instruction through team Days of Building. Past groups have built tables and chairs, electronic signage, and even a Pacman arcade console for their office.
Magnetic Wall Art
Minimum $600, 2 people ($100/per person after base rate is met) – max groups of 15
Work together to build a simple frame for a piece of sheet metal; design the content for a giant word wall; cut words, phrases, icons and images out of colorful vinyl; apply to hardboard and attach magnets to individual pieces. This is a fun activity that can be completed start to finish in 3 or 4 hours, and can then be brought back to the home or office and used as an interactive message board or art piece.
Edison Bulb Lamps
minimum $500, 2 people ($100/per person after base rate is met) – max groups of 15
Learn how to wire a simple lamp with Josh from Made by Mabry; customize your lamp base using tools in the wood shop, learn and apply the basics of wiring a lamp (including socket, plug and inline switch), and complete the project with a custom paint or finish.
minimum $550, 2 people ($100/per person after base rate is met) – max 15 people
Using Portland-themed icons designed by Walker of Waltronic Press, students work together to create custom collages and screenprint their images into posters.
Block Printed Canvas Bags
MINIMUM $600, 2 PEOPLE ($100/PER PERSON AFTER BASE RATE IS MET) – MAX GROUPS OF 15
Design and produce personalized canvas bags (produced locally by Spooltown) using EZ-Cut linoleum blocks and a selection of carving tools. An artist facilitator will be on hand to share tips and tricks along the way. Combine forces with fellow classmates to design and print more complex designs or collages.
Custom Sign or piece of Furniture
MINIMUM $1000; price depends on scope of work
Utilize the expertise of ADX’s Design and Fabrication team plus talented maker-facilitators to create a special project designed just for your team.
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Day of Building Survey
“THE COLUMBIA TEAM CAME AWAY FROM ADX INSPIRED AND ENERGIZED ABOUT OUR WORK. WE LOOK FORWARD TO RETURNING YET AGAIN!”
– COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR
ARTS & TECH HIGH
Day of Building
BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
Giant Adirondack Chairs
Day of Building
Custom Coffee Table
Edison Bulb Lamp