Communication Skills through Collaborative Art Making Event

*This workshop was inspired by Lily Yeh’s workshop at the Big Learning Event in June! Participants will recognize the value of using collaborative painting as a mode of communication.

What is this event?

In this interactive, engaging, two-part workshop we’ll utilize effective communication tools that will increase your ability to collaborate with people in your office or across your campus. Inspired by Lily Yeh, we’ll play with painting, coloring and doodling while getting serious about developing and practicing seven communication skills of collaboration.

When is this event?

This 2-part workshop will take place on February 15th and February 22nd from 1-4:30p.m. in 220 Ingraham Hall on the UW-Madison campus. The cost is $90. Click here to register!

Who is leading this event?

This course will be led by creative, open, and inspiring Amy Climer, who brings her passion and energy to every group she facilitates. As owner of Climer Consulting and with over 15 years experience in teambuilding, collaboration, and leadership development Amy has a strong passion in helping others increase their skills around collaboration and communication. She has worked with hundreds of groups including non-profit organizations, corporate teams, college students, and teachers. She has a Master’s degree in Experiential Education and is currently working on a PhD in Leadership & Change. More information about Amy and her consulting practice can be found at You can see Amy’s art online at , see below for some beautiful pictures taken by Amy.

Apostle Islands

Apostle Islands (photo credit Amy Climer)


Iceland (photo credit Amy Climer)


France (photo credit Amy Climer)

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Understand the seven skills of collaboration.
  • Develop and practice effective communication tools.
  • Learn how to use art as a processing and reflection tool.

Want to register now?

Click here to be taken to the registration page! Please contact Harry Webne-Behrman at with questions or for further information on this Big Learning Event-inspired event!



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