"The study of the arts encourages a suppleness of mind, a toleration for ambiguity, a taste for nuance, and the ability to make trade-offs among alternative courses of action." 

-Business Week

Organizations should always be looking for ways to help their employees develop new ways of seeing, thinking and creatively advancing their mission.  While it might not seem obvious, Branch Out Project participating organizations have found that the development of drawing skills is a valuable way to stimulate more creative thinking and camaraderie in the workplace.

Participating Organizations



Duane Morris LLP, Administrative Directors Retreat

TIAA-CREFF, Law Retreat

Pharmaceuticals/ Manufacturing

Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Global New Products-Homecare Division

GlaxoSmithKline, Global Innovation Group

J.G.Finneran Inc., employees and staff

Wyeth Ayerst, Global Clinical Communications Retreat


Claridge Casino, National Management Association

Harrah’s Atlantic City, executive secretaries

Madison Square Garden Sports, Go Forward event ”Unleashing Creativity”


Arthur Andersen, Human Resources Dept.

Cigna Companies, Employee Activities Dept


United States Navy, Navy Region, Mid-Atlantic, Judge Advocate Generals

Community Organizations

American Cancer Society, Volunteers Conference

Chautauqua Institute

Delaware Valley Association for the Directors of Volunteer Programs

G.R.E.A.T. program, Philadelphia Police Dept. with children 10-14 yrs

Horizon House Inc, Staff

Northlight Community Center

Open Book, creative writers retreat

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, members and volunteers

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Program Coordinators

The Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC, parents and children

The Salvation Army, Seniors Group, Martin Luther King Day Program

Turning Points for Children, Teen Parenting Program

West Park Cultural Center, Adult Basic Education Program

Zion Baptist Community Center Inc., Summer Program


African American Museum of Philadelphia, professional development

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Corporate Partner Development team

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Accessible Programs

Please Touch Museum, ACES Teen Program

Rosenbach Museum, teachers and students

Colleges and Universities

PENN State Great Valley, MBA students in Management Science and Information systems

Rosemont College, Faculty, Staff and graduate students

University of the Arts, Education Dept., undergraduate and graduate students

University of Pennsylvania, Morris Arboretum, members and volunteers

University of Pennsylvania, PENN College of General Studies, PENN Writer’s Conference

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, MBA Health Care Management

Villanova University, Villanova Initiative for the Education of Women (VIEW)

K-12 Education

ArtsBridges, professional development for teachers

Atlantic City Board of Education, high school and elementary school teachers

Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Special Education Conference

Delaware Valley Association for the Directors of Volunteer Programs, members

Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children

Delphi Project Foundation School Partnership Program, Art Partners

Downsell School, London, faculty & students

Homeschoolers of South Philadelphia, parents and students

Institute for the Arts in Education, middle school faculty and students

Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership

Philadelphia Futures, students and staff

Roosevelt Alternative School, 9th grade students, teachers and administrators

School District of Philadelphia, Fels Cluster Principals, Head Start, Early Childhood Conference, Montessori Program, Overbrook Elementary

Teach For America, Professional development for teachers

Wagner Free Institute of Science, Meade Elementary School teachers

Young Audiences of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., The Mann School, University City School, Philadelphia, PA

Young Audiences of New Jersey Inc., workshops for students and professional development for teachers in over 20 schools