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Ice-breaking, Group-building& Communication
through visual arts related activities  


When your workshop's participants meet for the first time, for some, it might be hard to talk immediately in front of a whole group of people. If this is the case, split your group into couples and make them talk two by two at first, so that trust can be built gradually. By the way, you can do the same with all the other ice-breaking activities as well.



1. Speed date:

In random couples the participants discuss one question such as "What are your hobbies and manias?"or "What did you learn lately?" You can think of questions related to the goals of the workshop e.g. "Why are you here?" or "What do you usually take photos of?"


After two minutes they change pairs with another question to discuss.

2. Stick dance (connection without talking):


In pairs, two people receive two wooden sticks. 

They have to stay connected by holding them with only one finger.

Then, tell them to try to move around the room in this position without dropping the sticks down.



  1. Warming up

  2. Connecting to each other, getting to know each other

  3. Building trust

Time frame

From 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of participants

Material needed

- a large room to move around
- wooden sticks

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