Corporate & Team Building Workshops,

Melanie Bayoud Designs Sdn Bhd

There is a calmness within a blank sheet a moment of inspiration hidden behind the silence of the page. Melanie Bayoud has been teaching people how to find this tranquillity and unleash their inner creativeness in her popular “Thinking with Ink” corporate workshops.

“Thinking with Ink” is so much more than your standard workshop. It is a combination of stress relief techniques, team building exercises and self expression in an environment designed to relax and inspire.

Melanie’s Malaysian themed monotoned artwork merges clean, detailed lines & repetitive patterns; a trait wonderfully reflected in her abstract art.

Her designs are an amalgamation of structure and chaos, colliding in perfect harmony to produce bold striking work that instantly grabs the eye.

Thinking with Ink Workshop

This workshop is designed as a journey to appreciate how our
complex brains work, the effects stress has on our physiological
health, and how this plays out in the office and home.

Techniques to help utilize maximum brain power, relaxation,
bonding and increase in team moral. Individuals blood pressure
is recorded at the beginning and at the end of the workshop.


Workshop itinerary:
directed over 4 hours with a short break, all materials supplied .

  • Introduction and picture grab race
  • Mechanics of the brain
  • Understanding our reactions to stress.
  • Right and Left brain clarity, brain games, practical lines.
  • Pattern drawing and practice
  • Creation of abstract art filled with your own personality
  • How this stress relief can be incorporated into your work practice
  • Personal analysis

Engaging the mind, experiencing Alpha brain mode

Brain games and blind contouring

Uniting in shared problems and developing solutions

Focus and fun

Humour enhances the learning environment


Thinking With Ink Testimonials

Melanie what a fabulous weekend retreat. Totally enjoyed the whole weekend. I'm glad we got so much time to keep on drawing and expanding on what we learned in the class. Please put me down for the next workshop or retreat that you organize.

Ginnie O Farrell, Penang

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T14:59:48+08:00

Ginnie O Farrell, Penang

Melanie what a fabulous weekend retreat. Totally enjoyed the whole weekend. I'm glad we got so much time to keep on drawing and expanding on what we learned in the class. Please put me down for the next workshop or retreat that you organize.

Melanie, what a fabulous afternoon we all had. I wasn't expecting to learn so much about how stress affects us, but you are so right. The 4 hours flew by and I could have easily kept on drawing for another 4 hours. I would be interested in a follow up course if you do one.

Louise Drayburn

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T14:59:10+08:00

Louise Drayburn

Melanie, what a fabulous afternoon we all had. I wasn't expecting to learn so much about how stress affects us, but you are so right. The 4 hours flew by and I could have easily kept on drawing for another 4 hours. I would be interested in a follow up course if you do one.

Very thought provoking, perfect timing although I could have gone on for longer. I would def recommend this workshop to others. I loved it Mel, what a great way to relax.

Katy Montgomery

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T15:00:47+08:00

Katy Montgomery

Very thought provoking, perfect timing although I could have gone on for longer. I would def recommend this workshop to others. I loved it Mel, what a great way to relax.

The background information was nice to know, im amazed as simple pattern can make something very nice. You are so enthusiastic that works for the class. Thank you.

Anne Micke Vanvliet

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T15:00:25+08:00

Anne Micke Vanvliet

The background information was nice to know, im amazed as simple pattern can make something very nice. You are so enthusiastic that works for the class. Thank you.

“this workshop really brought the team together, I enjoyed the brain games and didn't realise how much stress we are all under”, thanks Melanie I would really like to do a follow up workshop”

Amanda UNHCR Malaysia.

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T14:43:55+08:00

Amanda UNHCR Malaysia.

“this workshop really brought the team together, I enjoyed the brain games and didn't realise how much stress we are all under”, thanks Melanie I would really like to do a follow up workshop”

Really really enjoyed the workshop, learnt so much and the most amazing thing is that I CAN DRAW…...yippee. Thank you so much.

Jennifer Lorrello

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T14:59:30+08:00

Jennifer Lorrello

Really really enjoyed the workshop, learnt so much and the most amazing thing is that I CAN DRAW…...yippee. Thank you so much.

“thanks aunty Melanie for bringing us this wonderful class and teaching us about our human stress”

kim suen Green Gecko project Cambodia.

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T14:53:45+08:00

kim suen Green Gecko project Cambodia.

“thanks aunty Melanie for bringing us this wonderful class and teaching us about our human stress”

“wow, what a different kind of workshop. Never knew learning something new could be so much fun”

Aziza TNB

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T14:26:27+08:00

Aziza TNB

“wow, what a different kind of workshop. Never knew learning something new could be so much fun”

“So much fun, and we got to address some of the deep concerns within the team. Thank you Melanie for the insight”

3 degrees Asia

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T14:53:24+08:00

3 degrees Asia

“So much fun, and we got to address some of the deep concerns within the team. Thank you Melanie for the insight”

“thank you so much for donating your time and knowledge on this anti stress workshop. I got so much value from it”

Bronwyn ROTARY FUNDRAISER. AUSTRALIA

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T14:54:21+08:00

Bronwyn ROTARY FUNDRAISER. AUSTRALIA

“thank you so much for donating your time and knowledge on this anti stress workshop. I got so much value from it”

“This was one of my favourite workshop. Didn't realised that sketching can be so therapeutic!!"

Cindy Boehringer Ingelheim

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T14:54:41+08:00

Cindy Boehringer Ingelheim

“This was one of my favourite workshop. Didn't realised that sketching can be so therapeutic!!"

“this was definitely GOOGLY enough for me”

Faizal GOOGLE Malaysia

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T14:43:31+08:00

Faizal GOOGLE Malaysia

“this was definitely GOOGLY enough for me”

Heard about the course through a friend, this would be great for children too from a creative perspective as well as therapeutic one. I came to learn the art of the techniques. The information was a bonus for me and very applicable. I cant wait to share this with my children. Very relaxed fun class.

Jolie Helms

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T15:01:08+08:00

Jolie Helms

Heard about the course through a friend, this would be great for children too from a creative perspective as well as therapeutic one. I came to learn the art of the techniques. The information was a bonus for me and very applicable. I cant wait to share this with my children. Very relaxed fun class.

I just got back from an amazing morning at Melanie (embee designs) Thinking with Ink Workshop—I confess I wasn't quite sure what to expect—surely it was an art class? - but it was much better than that—I actually don't want to give too much away—but we talked about stress and how art can help relieve it—plus much more. And of course—we did do some drawings—using Melanie's incredible method of intricate black and white “ doodles”. Everyone, even those who said they couldn't draw at all, came away with a wonderful piece—and it’s the sort of thing that as soon as you’ve tried it you are hooked & you can easily carry on with at home! Right—I'm off to do some more Meditative doodling!

Justine Guyton

Thinking with Ink
2019-12-17T14:57:25+08:00

Justine Guyton

I just got back from an amazing morning at Melanie (embee designs) Thinking with Ink Workshop—I confess I wasn't quite sure what to expect—surely it was an art class? - but it was much better than that—I actually don't want to give too much away—but we talked about stress and how art can help relieve it—plus much more. And of course—we did do some drawings—using Melanie's incredible method of intricate black and white “ doodles”. Everyone, even those who said they couldn't draw at all, came away with a wonderful piece—and it’s the sort of thing that as soon as you’ve tried it you are hooked & you can easily carry on with at home! Right—I'm off to do some more Meditative doodling!

Expressive Canvas Workshop

An exceptionally messy & fun expressive 3-4 hour workshop. Come with old clothes and a willingness to use your whole body on a huge canvas to express challenges in a guided and supportive environment.

This is a rowdy and exhilarating team building exercise. The area will be fully protected with plastic prior to the workshop and cleaned afterwards.

  • • Total body & mind stress release
  • Colour psychology
  • Work with your colleagues in buddy pairs as the artist and then the support person
  • Creation of a take home 1 metre x 1.5 metre canvas

Full protection of surfaces in Hotel meeting room prior to workshop. Dedicated clean and dirty area

Develop Trust, reliance, openness and communication with colleagues. Nurture a feeling of togetherness

Incredible bonding through vulnerability and fun

Can be held inside or outside weather permitting

Group/Team canvas or Individual canvas

Free the mind and what follows can be uplifting

Photos from workshops in Janda Baik, Kuala Lumpur and France


Expressive Canvas Workshop Testimonials

The art session was so liberating and fun. The whole experience was fulfilling, soul searching and mentally enriched.

Cindy Zen Boehringer Ingelheim

2019-12-17T15:33:00+08:00

Cindy Zen Boehringer Ingelheim

The art session was so liberating and fun. The whole experience was fulfilling, soul searching and mentally enriched.

“I truly enjoyed myself. It was fun, enriching and it definitely brought the inner artistic side of everyone.”

Praveen Chandran

2019-12-17T15:33:42+08:00

Praveen Chandran

“I truly enjoyed myself. It was fun, enriching and it definitely brought the inner artistic side of everyone.”

“The doodling exercise was very therapeutic and I felt as if I have discovered a new talent. The team painting exercise was a great team building experience. It brought out the child in all of us, and who would’ve thought channelling the inner child would create wonderful works of art!”

Doreen

2019-12-17T15:35:40+08:00

Doreen

“The doodling exercise was very therapeutic and I felt as if I have discovered a new talent. The team painting exercise was a great team building experience. It brought out the child in all of us, and who would’ve thought channelling the inner child would create wonderful works of art!”

“ I felt really supported by my buddy while I was blindfolded, at first though I was quite nervous. Made me think how I can be more supportive in office. What a fantastic experience Melanie, thank you.”

Boehringer Ingelheim

2019-12-17T15:36:01+08:00

Boehringer Ingelheim

“ I felt really supported by my buddy while I was blindfolded, at first though I was quite nervous. Made me think how I can be more supportive in office. What a fantastic experience Melanie, thank you.”

A truly mind blowing workshop. I have never felt so carefree while being so utterly filthy dirty. It was liberating.

Dr. Shamin Ramasamy. Prince Court Medical Centre

2019-12-17T15:36:27+08:00

Dr. Shamin Ramasamy. Prince Court Medical Centre

A truly mind blowing workshop. I have never felt so carefree while being so utterly filthy dirty. It was liberating.

I have never had so much fun, the expressive canvas workshop was liberating. Thank you Melanie for an experience I will never forget.

Joyce Dobson; France

2019-12-17T15:36:53+08:00

Joyce Dobson; France

I have never had so much fun, the expressive canvas workshop was liberating. Thank you Melanie for an experience I will never forget.

“It was fun, and good for team bonding session; brought out some inner "artsy-ness" that I didn't know I had.”

Karmaine

2019-12-17T15:37:09+08:00

Karmaine

“It was fun, and good for team bonding session; brought out some inner "artsy-ness" that I didn't know I had.”