Creativity and art courses
Free up, get creative!
You may think you cannot draw or paint. Maybe you’ve never tried it, but would like to, or you may want to bring new inspiration to your day job or find creative solutions to whatever challenges you face. Either way, Creative Juices is not so much about the results you get, as giving yourself the opportunity to break through your own barriers and experience something new—something inside you that you may not have accessed or activated before.
On a Creative Juices creativity workshop, you can explore your own unique creative potential in a positive and supportive environment. Suitable for beginners, non-artists and practicing artists alike, it provides a wonderful space in which to relax and find new ways to experience the world around and inside you, and it's something you can build on for many years to come.
Discover the tools you need to bring out your latent artistic gifts, whatever they may be, and find ways to enjoy the creative process while accessing a deeper part of yourself. Above all, though, this is a workshop to enjoy! Each can work at his or her own pace as part of a small group, with plenty of personal attention and guidance.
Group workshops and holiday courses
Do you want to arrange something special for a group? Contact me and we will create something incredible. We can provide anything from a day or weekend to a 7-day holiday course, where you can explore the power and purpose of your creativity—and enjoy a holiday as well! This is a workshop extraordinaire, extending Creative Juices to a whole week of creative exploration, passion and fulfillment.
On a typical day, we breakfast is followed by a session of guided/facilitated creative processes. Lunch is followed by some leisure time and maybe a local excursion. After an early dinner, we continue in the the evening for another hour or two of creative activities, and then enjoy the nightlife!
Holiday courses are a powerful way to activate your creative essence, often yielding the most amazing and unexpected results—from work-related breakthroughs to relationship insights and more. They also enable you integrate creative processes in your life, transforming the way you think, solve problems and make decisions. Away from all the distractions of work and home life, you can establish a new way forward—and keep it going when you return home.
“Extremely thought-provoking about how you perceive things, and then your own judgements about what you produce.”
“Nice and simple, direct and no nonsense. Very practical for me. Glad to have minimum theory. Nice interaction between participants.”
“I have always felt that I was useless at art. Now I can see endless opportunities to enjoy it.”
“Very good clear delivery – nice patient style, responded very gently and well to any hesitation shown.”
“Challenging! I’ve never done anything like this before – it was great.”
“For me, the articulation of feelings through a different medium was very exciting.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and would recommend it to other people.”
From a happy customer of a life drawing event
Good Morning Lewis, I’m just back in Toronto this morning and am thinking about the weekend. Wow, Wow, Wow!! The feedback from your session was incredible and it exceeded our expectations in so many ways. The girls couldn’t stop talking about how much they enjoyed your guidance and introduction to this beautiful art form. We had such a great weekend – but this event topped the activities without a doubt. I think we broke a record for the most creative girls’ weekend ever! Thanks again for everything, Rebecca
Drawing from life
The human form has always fascinated artists and, for many, it is the basis for all drawing. It is as challenging as it is rewarding and enlightening. It hones the artist's hand-eye coordination and it is infinitely diverse.
The human body's complex outer structure reveals so much more than shapes and textures. There is much to explore below the surface—bones, muscles, moods, feelings, consciousness and a life lived, all the things make each of us unique. Life drawing can help put us in touch with the magnificence that exists in all human beings.
Life drawing takes the artist through a fascinating process of observation and editing, feeling and application, each in a unique way. It’s a never-ending process—always exciting and a valuable tool in the growth of any artist.
Life-drawing classes with tutoring
Learn to draw from life in a class with other beginners. You’ll explore drawing and painting the human form in a series of themed evening workshops. Numbers will be limited to ensure individual attention for everyone.
Seven pre-paid classes. Model and all materials included.
Private life-drawing tutoring.
You have an uncommon knowledge of how the creative process is an essential part of human life and are able to help people dig deep into themselves to find their innate creative spirit.
It was your emails encouraging anyone who might feel a little 'shy' about life drawing and not knowing you to give it a try.
In your life drawing course at the McMillan Arts Centre I experienced not only my own growth and transformation as a beginner, aspiring artist, but also each of the other individuals in the class experiencing something that allowed them to move forward in their exploration of an art practice. Some small and some big, but something all the same! I am changed by the experience and look forward to what I will draw next!
I would say if you are leary of taking an art class, especially life drawing, take a course with Lewis and 'get over it'!
Heidi Abbott ‧ President, McMillan Arts Centre
What is it like being a life-drawing model?
"Modelling for Lewis Evans and his life drawing class was a great experience. Lewis and his students were a great group to work with, everyone was very professional and respectful. Lewis has a fun teaching style and came up with all sorts of different activities for the students, making the sessions so much fun to be a part of. "
Interested in life modelling with Lewis Evans?
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Art and creativity
7 - week evening class
Life drawing has always been a central discipline in art, and has gone through many changes over the centuries. This course is designed to show anyone (artists and non-artists alike) that they can get a lot of satisfaction and learning from discovering their own way of doing life drawing. The goal is to discover each student’s unique way of going about it, establish the validity and value of each unique approach, and to inspire breakthroughs and realizations along the way.
At the end of the course, students get a certificate of completion. The final session is designed to help each student decide how they will continue their practice and develop further.
Introducing the artist in you
3 full days
You may think you cannot draw and paint. You may have never tried it, but would like to. Here, you will have the opportunity to find, recognize and explore your own special creativity. This is a fairly intensive introduction to explore new ways to experience the world around and inside you - devised to enable you to continue to build on these three days for many years to come.
Each of us have a creativity which is as unique as we are, and which is valuable, valid and important in our lives. ‘Finding the Artist in You’ is not about producing Great Art. It is about gaining tools to through which anyone can fulfill their artistic aspirations. It is also about discovering and enjoying the creative process. And who knows - you may just surprise yourself!
Brand and website development
Building an online presence
3 full days
Larry Page (Google) once said to a friend of mine that 99% of websites don’t do anything. Nowadays, the Internet is often the primary source of customers for many businesses. Whether a business is large or small, the challenges are similar in a world where there is so much Internet ‘noise’.
This course introduces website-building and associated social media and email tools using a WordPress system that's specifically designed to get conversions. This is one of the most cost-effective ways to achieve an online presence and to acquire and manage leads, especially for small businesses.
The course is a primer for using the system and for developing structures that work for each student’s requirements. Those who choose to buy the system will have ongoing support from the supplier and constant updates and new tools as they are developed.
3 full days
Based on my successful brand development course, BRAND NEW, students will discover what brand really is and how it works. The course is interactive, with various processes that involve group discussion and production of ideas and material between sessions.
Before the course starts, students are sent a needs assessment form, which helps them to start thinking about their brand and gives me an idea of where they are with their business so that I can tailor it to their needs as we go.
At the end of the course, students will have all the tools to put in place a powerful brand for their business.
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“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” Auguste Rodin