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          How did ArtRefresh begin?

Think as an Artist studio sessions were developed over a 4 year period starting in 2011 when Ohno held creativity workshops with Seattle University MBA students as part of the Innovative Business Practices class. He discovered how playful creativity could be immediately jump started in an improvisational style setting of engagement.

About Bryan Ohno

Ohno has 29 years of comprehensive art experience. As an artist and gallery owner(Bryan Ohno Gallery), he has organized and curated hundreds of art exhibits globally. He has worked with art champions including Dale Chihuly, Isamu Noguchi, and Lynda Benglis. Ohno has introduced Socially Engaged Art projects around town, such as the Spiral Art Project from grants by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Fly a Kite at the Freeway Park through funding from the Seattle Parks & Recreation. Ohno serves on the Art Advisory Board for King County's 4Culture and board member of Shunpike that powers the business of art.

As an art gallerist curating exhibits and working as a socially engaged artist, I have witnessed the approach artists take in order to activate their creativity through their mind, body and spirit. Through a series of adaptive discussions and integrated art practices, I will share how you can Think as an Artist when you want to bring your creative intuitive perspective into play.

Bryan Ohno

Enliven Your Human Senses

Adaptive Workshops


Creativity is not taught

It is within you

Free your mind     

Bring out the artist in you

Step away and deconstruct your analytical mind     

Immerse yourself into the mindset of an artist

Reconnect with your intuitive core

Be inquisitive

Think deeply



The content is relevant, the instructor is genuine, and the activities are stimulating and engaging. The class exercises taught me a different way of thinking and an interesting perspective on creativity and innovation.

- Non profit, executive director

Great, engaging projects and class discussion. Great mix of different techniques and media to drive home lessons.

- MBA student



Think as an Artist

Think as an Artist

Think as an Artist - 1

90 minute team studio session

- Adaptive art discussions

- Basic art practices

- Introduction to multi sensory creativity

Think as an Artist - 2

3hr team studio session

- Adaptive art discussions

- Multiple art practices

- Multi sensory experience projects

- Discovery, sharing and channeling ideas back to

   work/life situations.

Adaptive Workshops Options

These workshops are rooted in the fundamentals of how creativity emerges from the perspective of an artist. Surprisingly, there are many hidden artistic secrets that correlate to business decision making including:

• Advancing new perspectives

• Finding pragmatic options

• Building new team reciprocity

• Seeding sustainable habits

Think as an Artist - 3

Multi day team studio session

- Adaptive art discussions

- Multiple art practices

- Multi sensory experience projects

- Discovery, sharing and channeling ideas back

   to work/life situations.

- Site specific team art projects/retreats

- Individual follow up art projects

These studio sessions can take place at the urban art concept facility or at your work office. The success of the studio sessions are based on the tailored imporvisational approach to unleash the individual creativity and collectively a team atmosphere for new platforms of ideas.

Above painting series are by 20th century giant, artist Piet Mondrian. He attempted to describe the universal harmony by simplifying  composition to a set of horizontal, vertical lines pigmented with the primary colors of red, blue and yellow (Top- 1st image). It all begun by abstracing nature(tree -bottom image).  These were created over 100 years ago, still with the freshness of design relavance today.