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As designers and artists, we know the important role creativity plays in our lives. We’ve not only benefited from our art education, but the study of art continues to be a driving force in our work, relationships, and lives. We believe that every young person deserves a comprehensive education that includes the arts. Here at Elan, we’re cultivating a creative community built on giving back. In fact, 10% of each creative collaboration, workshop, and Leaflet product purchased will go towards supporting art education. 

As our world becomes smaller, interconnected, and more diverse, our culture of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit demands our children to be critical thinkers and creative problem-solvers. Art education helps our children: 

• Engage in school and motivate them to learn
• Become better readers and writers
• Improve skills of comparing, hypothesizing, and critiquing
• Explore multiple and alternative points of view
• Develop positive self-image and confidence
• Find the inspiration to follow their passion 

Be creative with us, and help us support art education. Together we have the power to make a difference in a child's life.

 

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We collaborate with creative organizations—museums, art galleries, cultural groups, and educational institutions—to help them reach, engage, and connect with their audience in unique and more meaningful ways. We also collaborate with creative individuals—artists, designers, writers, photographers, and even individuals who may not think of themselves as creative—to help them find the time and space in their lives to be creative, inspire them to follow their passion, and do what they LOVE to do.

Be creative with us and 10% of the proceeds from each collaboration will go towards supporting art education. 

 

CREATIVE ORGANIZATIONS

Working within the field, we know how much goes into each and every exhibit, educational program, and special event your creative organization offers its audience. Wouldn't it be great to have them take part in playful, interactive experiences, and take away a unique memory of their visit with you?

Here at Élan + LeafLet Publishing, we're passionate about working closely with you, your curators, and educational team to design custom exhibit guides, creative journals, interactive experiences, and playful learning tools and toys. Our designs do more than just tell the stories of your collections, exhibits, programs, and philanthropic work; they invite your audience to engage with your art through playful exercises of drawing, writing, and hands-on exploration.

Art is subjective, where everyone sees and feels something different when they explore its colors, lines, textures, and forms. Let your audience take away a unique gift of their own art with one of our custom guides, journals, and interactive experiences. Through telling the story of the art and artist, displaying images, and infusing our creative tips and strategies, your audience is invited to explore, engage with, and learn about each work of art in ways they've never imaged.

Connect with us to learn more about our custom designed exhibit guides, creative journals, and playful learning tools and toys. Explore how we can help you offer unique interactive experiences while providing a more powerful reason why your creative organization is the place where people will want to be a part of today, tomorrow, again, and again.

CREATIVE INDIVIDUALS

As designers and artists, we know what it takes to be creative day in and day out, to give all your energy and best work to others, and how it feels to be creatively depleted. We also know we're most happy when we give ourselves the time and space to be creative and find inspiration to make our own art.

But being creativity takes courage, and it demands a certain amount of empty space. It’s often in this empty space that we lose ourselves, question our talent, or fear judgment. We need to find a way to give our imagination a blank canvas where it can roam free, experiment, and play around with all the creative ideas and inspiration we find in the world around us.  

Here at Élan + LeafLet Publishing, we're passionate about sharing with you the unique tools and creative strategies that we use to help us stay connected and engaged with our passion. With our custom designed journals, creative workshops, and playful learning tools and toys we’ll help you flex your creative muscle, find your inner muse, and inspire you to follow your passion.

Join our creative community, get inspired, and stay connected to "creative types” just like you. Listen to their stories, learn about their creative process, and use the same playful tools and toys that have helped them follow their passion. Do you need more support on your creative journey? Join one of our workshops or sign up for our 30-Day Creative Brew Challenge. It's just a click away!

 

 

 

 

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Our one-on-one, group, and online workshops help you flex your creative muscle, find your inner muse, and inspire you to follow your passion. Join us for one (or more) of our creative workshops and 10% of the proceeds will go towards supporting art education.
 

CREATIVE BREW
WALK

Find inspiration, reconnect with nature, and get your "buzz" back!

We all go through transitions in our lives. Each experience gives us an opportunity to face our fears, get to know ourselves better, find the courage to make changes in our lives, and connect more deeply with others. But all too often during these transitions, we get overwhelmed with life’s challenges and responsibilities, and we lack the focus, creativity, and energy to move forward. 

When life gets busy and distracting, I find it takes extra focus and discipline to tune it all out and free up my mind to be creative. One of the most efficient ways I find inspiration for my art and design work (a.k.a. get my buzz back) is to spend time in nature — the energy of the trees, the sound of the wind, and the movement of water awakens my creative spirit. It was during one such nature walk that I came up with the idea of our Creative Brew Walk and Journal, a fun breakthrough thinking and creative journaling session that will help you: 

Reconnect with nature
Free your mind and unlock
   your imagination
Find inspiration and develop ideas
Close the gap between thought
   and action
Harness the power of creativity to
   realize the many opportunities in
   your life

Curious to learn more?

30-DAY CREATIVE BREW
CHALLENGE

Reconnect with your creativity!

If joining us on one of our Creative Brew Walks is not possible due to geographic distance, perhaps taking part in our 30-Day Creative Brew Challenge will spark your imagination, help you find your inner muse, and inspire you to follow your passion. 

I was inspired to create this 30-Day Creative Brew Challenge because of my struggle over the past few years to be creative for myself and work on my art. As the Creative Director of Elan + LeafLet Publishing for the past 18 years, I've been sharing all my creative energy and strategic ideas with my clients and their organizations (which, by the way, I LOVE doing). But somewhere along the way I got depleted. This can happen when you turn your passion into a business. 

In an effort to give myself the time and space to work on my own art, flex my creative mind, and find some inspiration, this 30-Day Creative Brew Challenge was born. But this creative challenge is like no other you may have seen. We don’t tell you what to create. That’s up to you. What we will do is help you dig deep and tap into the emotions that surface when us creative types struggle to be creative. 

Are you up for the challenge?

CREATIVE BREW
NIGHT

GET INSPIRED, MAKE ART, AND CELEBRATE CREATIVITY IN GOOD COMPANY

Are you an artist, designer, or illustrator who has found yourself in a “creative pause?” Is your life so busy that you can’t find the time to be creative? Or has it been years since you made art that you lack the courage to begin again? Perhaps it’s all of these and more.

As creative types, we know how important it is to take time out for ourselves to be creative and make art. Making art inspires and fires us up. It allows us to bring our inner child out to play, and in doing so, expands our perspective to see new and exciting things in the unexpected. But making art can also be a lonely process. 

We’re looking to gather together a small group of creative people who are interested in joining us for a Creative Brew Night. Each gathering is an opportunity to connect with like-minded people, explore different artists’ mediums and processes, collaborate, and share stories of creative challenges, successes, doubts, fears, and the joys of making art.

Curious to learn more?

 

 

 

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If you consider yourself an artist (or always wanted

to be one), are curious about the creative process and

finding the artist within, or you’re looking to share

your ideas and passion for art, design, and all things

creative...Muse is for you!

 

Welcome to Muse, a blog for those who are looking to bring creative energy and a source of inspiration into their lives. It’s our hope that by sharing our stories, museum and art inspired events, and some cool creative books, we’ll pique your curiosity, reawaken your inner-child, and inspire you to be CREATIVE, each and every day.
 

CONNECT + SHARE

Connect with creative types just like you by sharing your comments on blog posts or chatting with us via e-mail or social media. We’d love to hear from you!

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