Creativity Labs Academy

Thinking Outside the Classroom

One Semester Could Change Your Life

Creativity Labs Academy is a training, mentoring, and leadership development program for gifted creatives in their teens and twenties. Our vision is to help emerging creatives focus their passions, talents, and skills in the direction of their life’s work.

To get a job you need experience. But how do you get experience without a job? Welcome to Academy.

Creativity Labs Academy is a stepping stone. The professional skills you develop make you marketable and desirable for internship, a job as a creative, and even starting your own small business.

Part 1: Workshop & Team Projects

3 Sessions Per Month

The workshop meets in the Creativity Studio at Accent Interactive. Here we engage in experiential learning and build on the creative strengths of the students. The topics, disciplines and projects will be determined by the students.

7–9pm on 3 Monday nights per month
September–December, 2014

  • September 8, 15, 22
  • October 6, 13, 20
  • November 3, 10, 17
  • December 1, 8
  • December 15: presentations to family and friends

Part 2: Coaching

4 Sessions Per Semester

Students meet individually with a coach. Students apply the lessons from the workshop in their individual and team work. Students help set the agenda as they bring their own questions, goals, and challenges to each session for further discovery and learning. The coach provides support, challenge, and insight into each creative’s journey, paying special attention to their unique talents and strengths. The accountability and encouragement ensure that students make great progress toward their goals.


kenKen Kinard
Founder, Chief Creative, Coach
Accent Interactive

jenniferJennifer Kinard
Writer, Editor
Accent Interactive

Ken Kinard, MM, CPCC, is a professional and life coach for entrepreneurs and creatives. He also is the founder and chief creative officer at Accent Interactive, a small creative agency in Hunt Valley, Maryland. He is a former professor of music composition and Great Books (Torrey Honors Institute) at Biola University in Los Angeles, California. For more information, see

He and his wife, Jennifer, homeschool four young creatives of their own and can be seen making sure they don’t climb too high in a tree or blow the place up with their “creative” ideas.


$169 per month for 4 months.


Send a check to Accent Interactive (address below) or pay online (see form at the right of this page). Each month is paid in advance. Due dates: Sept 1, Oct 1, Nov 1, Dec 1.


Because Academy is already started, applications are closed. If you are interested in joining us in early 2015 for another session, please contact us.

Stretch and Grow

Creativity Labs Academy is not designed to be easy, but it is valuable. You will grow and stretch beyond what you thought you could, and have fun at the same time.

“I have seen Ken’s passion for inspiring the creative potential in young people. The Creative Academy combines mentoring with full access to the technology and professional environment of the Accent Studio offering a learning lab like no other. We have also found Academy experience provides a valuable bridge between high school and college.” —Angie, Homeschool mother of four


  • Philosophy of Creativity
  • Technology, Social Media, and The Digital Landscape
  • Play, Process, and Mental Flexibility
  • The Inner Life of the Creative
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Presentation Skills
  • Creative Leadership (leading from in front, within, and behind)
  • Team Work (doing more by doing less)


  • Writing & Storytelling
  • Film Making
  • Computer Programming
  • Web Design & Development
  • Photography
  • Music & Audio Production
  • Graphic Design


Projects will be determined by the students and may include:

  • Films
  • Books (eBooks & print)
  • Presentations
  • Websites
  • Print pieces (flyers, brochures, etc.)
  • Audio productions
  • Musicals
  • Something unexpected?



Ken writes on topics like creativity, work, and productivity. Learn from his discoveries…and his mistakes.




Get clarity on your life purpose, honor your values, and make a bigger impact. With Ken you go farther faster.




Ken and Mike co-host a podcast called WorkWise: The Growth Mindset for Wisdom at Work. Listen in.


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