A warm welcome back to our returning students and a hearty welcome to our newcomers. Classes have started at both locations with either a review or introduction, depending on the group, to shoka shofutai.
Please check the calendar on the home page for upcoming sessions and topics. Remember, it is important that you confirm your attendance in advance of each class so that we will have appropriate amounts of material for everyone.
Be sure to mark your calendar now for the visiting professor workshops June 20-21. You won’t want to miss out.
March 1 : liatris or lilies
March 6: gladiola
What better time than deepest winter to catch up on our Fall photos.
That’s it for now. More to come when I return.
Welcome back everyone! We kicked off the Fall session with shoka shofutai, sanshuike, using materials that reflect the season.
Check the calendar for upcoming classes and we really appreciate it if you can give as much notice as possible if you are unable to attend your usual class or would like to attend at the other location for a make up or extra class.
Please note there are some irregularities in the schedule this Fall to work around the high holidays at the JDIC and our travel schedule for the Illinois workshop. We have added a make up class December 7 at the EJCA since we have to cancel Oct. 19.
September 5 at the JDIC
September 7 at the EJCA
Jiyuka / Freestyle
Our first evening with Professor Chino focused on freestyle. After professor Chino’s demonstration students chose from a variety of material to create their arrangements which were then corrected by the professor. Professor Chino’s skill and helpful comments were greatly appreciated by all.
Coming next: Shoka sanshuike and shimputai workshop pictures.
Professor Chino’s Arrangements
It has been a busy session and we appreciate the dedication of our students. Anticipation and enthusiasm are high as we wrap up the Spring term with our first workshops with a visiting Ikenobo professor from Japan. Pictures of that event will be up soon.
Meanwhile here are the May and June class pictures and a few shots from the Spring Festival at the Kurimoto Gardens where we had a well attended exhibit and demonstration. Many thanks to all who participated.
Kurimoto Gardens Exhibit June 4
May was a Month of Jiyuka / Freestyle
May 5 at the EJCA
May 8 at the EJDIC
May 18 at the EJCA
May 23 at the EJDIC
June was a Focus on Shoka Shimputai
June 6 at the EJDIC
June 15 at the EJCA
June 20 at the EJDIC
Shoka shimputai is a beautiful form: simple and challenging.
Please check the calendar on the welcome page for upcoming classes, topics and events.
April 2o at the EJCA
Material: lilies, quince, mini-chrysanthemums, tropical leaves
April 25 at the EJDIC
Materials: red osier dogwood, lilies, chrysanthemums, oncidium, solidago