Need an injection of creativity, energy, innovation or some team-building? The Chocolate Factory is a collaborative creative community based in the original Williams and Woods chocolate factory building - the first ever concrete building in Dublin! As one of the building’s many creative residents, we are delighted to now be coordinating corporate workshops and innovation days, led by some of the talented painters, illustrators, creators, craftsmen and instructors, based in the building. The corporate workshops can suit companies and teams of all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s a group in need of some bonding or team-building, a team in need re-focusing, de-stressing or some R&R, or a group who want to get their creative juices flowing; there really is something to suit everyone.
The collaborative and creative nature of the building lends itself perfectly to quirky and innovative corporate workshops as well as meetings, launches, conferences, corporate parties and everything and anything in between! If you wanted to hold a meeting with a twist The Chocolate Factory is the perfect venue! We have several open and bright spaces where you can have a meeting with your team, and end the day with any one of our proposed workshops - what better way to make it memorable, right? Our workshop packages also include refreshments throughout the day from the talented culinary team at Blas Café, to ensure no team goes hungry as they dive into the creative workshops!
Prices start at just €650, for a group of 10, including catering. Our team can tailor a package to suit a company’s budget, timings, numbers and objectives so get in touch for a chat! For a more in-depth look at the corporate workshops on offer and their facilitators, check out the brochure here or contact Alison on email@example.com or 087 1696632.
Meet our Workshop Facilitators
All of our facilitators are creative residents based at The Chocolate Factory.
Emmet Bosonnet from Kopper Kreations Kopper Kreation products are inspired, simplistic and industrial elements of Scandinavian design. During your session with Emmet groups will work on beautiful individual copper pieces or come together to produce one piece to display in your office to show off the new skills you learned! This workshop encourages creativity as well as team building skills and sometimes compromise, all traits that will help your employees in their work environment.
Jarrod & Barry from Off The Cuffe Off The Cuffe produce bitters using Irish Whiskey Spirit. Off the Cuffe's workshops will teach teams all about the bitter brewing process. Groups can then choose to use their own creations in a cocktail making session to extend your day, and end on a high. This workshop is the perfect mixer to help your employees wind down and get to know their colleagues in a relaxed social settling.
Steve Doogan from Steve Doogan Illustration Steve is one of Ireland's top illustrators. His sketching workshops involve groups working together to learn sketching and lining techniques, using a range of materials from pencils to charcoal. This workshop can bring out the inner artist your employees as well as teaching them the therapeutic techniques of sketching and drawing.
Leo Harte from Anahata Yoga Dublin Leo is our go-to Yoga guru who has been practising since 2013. Leo's workshops focus on meditation and mindfulness and are the perfect way for a team to step away from the office, re-set and re-energise. Leo's workshops are guaranteed to leave a group feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. This workshop will give employees the tools to practise some 'desk yoga' which will help them reset in stressful or busy times, making them more productive.
Conor Gallagher from Conor Gallagher Artworks Conor is an award-winning graphic designer who has transitioned into hands-on artwork and design. Conor's workshops are different to a standard regular painting class as they entail by mixing your own paint as well as using everyday household items in a nonconventional way to re-create stunning landscapes. This is a great workshop for team-building and sparking creating juices! This workshop encourages creativity, seeing things in a different light and discovering alternative methods and solutions, all traits which can help your employees in their everyday life. PaulaErraught from Open Studio After spending years working with children, Paula's aim is to help adults get in touch with their inner child by bringing back hands on craftwork. These workshops are designed to explore the creative process while using a mix of paint, oil, fabrics and canvas. This workshop encourages freedom to explore the creativity we encourage children to have but lose as adults, leaving your employees with a fresh outlook as they return to work.
Joe Costello from Shaolin Buddhist Temple With more than 40 years experience, Joe will bring you the ancient knowledge of traditional, authentic Chinese practices and philosophies to energise you - body, mind and spirit. Joe will be offering a choice between Kung Fu and Tai Chi for people of all ages, abilities & strengths. This workshop will help your team centre their energy, leaving them re-energised and ready to tackle the corporate world.
For a more in depth look into our Corporate Workshops and facilitators, you’ll find our brochure here.
As well as working with our in-house creative residents for workshops, we also work with Blas Café for all your catering needs, who are located on the ground floor of The Chocolate Factory.
Quarter day workshops will include a tea/coffee break with pastries. Half day workshops will include a lunch break. All full day workshops will include lunch break and a tea/coffee break all courtesy of Blas Café.
Sound interesting? Get in touch with our team on 087 1696632 or firstname.lastname@example.org to chat about creating a day at The Chocolate Factory for your company or group!