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The Creative Academy is a series of engaging, hands-on seminars that explore the link between creative thinking and business success. Led by local artists, Creative Academy seminars are fun and accessible for everyone—no prior art experience is needed.

Studies show that business innovation happens when professionals (even those in roles that are not traditionally defined as creative) understand the creative process and take the time to embrace it.

Encouraging creativity in the workplace can:

  • Improve morale
  • Hone problem-solving skills
  • Increase employee engagement
  • Increase productivity and performance
  • Encourage bonding and collaboration
  • Foster curiosity and imagination

Everyone has creative potential. The key is learning to nurture and develop creativity regularly, just like an exercise program.


Creative Academy seminars are offered 2-4 times a year. Attendance is limited to 20 to ensure a lively discussion and personalized training. If you would like to be notified about upcoming Creative Academy sessions, sign up for our email list or follow us on Facebook. 


You can help bring more Creative Academy sessions to the community by becoming a sponsor. We offer many benefits to Creative Academy sponsors including speaking opportunities, logo display, and complimentary tickets to ABAE events. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring Creative Academy, please contact ABAE Executive Director Kelly Johnson.

Kelly A. Johnson, Executive Director
(541) 242-2364
1401 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97401