Jari Ranne

Psychologist, Innovation Expert, Consult


"Mikko Kirjavainen´s book Dream Up Your Innovation - How to Benefit from Artistic Creativity in Your Innovation Process?

The Book and Application are direct  responses to working life and company demands of our times in the field of innovation. These demands have developed from causes that Kirjavainen´s book can give answers. His style as writer is talented, understandable and exhilarating. His message can be understood in the many different work sectors. Even if one is not exactly expert in this particular field. Kirjavainen´s methods are based on longterm, many-sided and profound investigation in the field of creativity. Also he has long term experience as an Art Teacher and Consultant. This gives him knowledge which is apparent in his methods. They are practical, easy to adapt and enthusiastically introduced. This is making them easy to adapt and learn."

Outi Heiskanen

"Mikko Juhani Kirjavainen´s painting is experimental and has strong colors. His approach to contemporary painting is juicy and has surprising elements". I have observed Mikko Kirjavainens artistic career since I was headmaster during his studies in Finnish Academy of Fine Art. His private exhibitions has shown continuum and rebirth of character. He has brought to our collection of materials many - sided mastery of paintings over transparent acrylic. His new discovery is tar and chalk expressions. Beside he is artist he is also performance artist, musician, lyric. A real Multi Artist. And plus he is also about to graduate as Innovation Consultant. The most significant character In his painting expressions is multi interpretative. His abstractions are organic and lyrical. Lyricism has been characteristic to all his art work from the beginning". 

“Fitted incredibly well in our seminar day!" Kai Lehikoinen, Doctor of Art, University Lecturer in Performing Arts University of the Arts Helsinki


“Many thanks for excellent workshop! Students were really enthusiastic and they got the point.  Also the paintings were really excellent.”

Jarmo Haapala

Senior Coach, Jollas Instituutti


"Waiting for new common projects with enthusiasm"

Kaisu Eronen, Expert of Pedagogy Skills, Jollas Institute

Course Participants

"Lämmin kiitos paneutuvasta ja taidepedagogisesti taitavasta ohjauksesta. Tiedän opettajana olleena, kuinka haastavaa on ” massakustomoida” opetusta. Se tarkoittaa tässä - tarjota henkilökohtaista merkitystä ja yleistä taiteen teoriaa ja praktiikkaa sopivana kombona. Onnistut hienosti. Tuet jokaisen oman taiteilijuuden kehittymistä. Moni opettaa vain yleisellä tasolla tunnistamatta oppijan erityisyyttä. Taidetta tarvitaan näinä aikoina entistä kipeämmin."

"I get what I was seeking"

Learn to innovate!

"I have learned more in your class in one year than in other class during 40 years".

"You do know that you are really good teacher do you?"

"You know what? I totally understand what you are saying. Have not happened before."

"The best art teacher ever".



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