Author Archives: Jean-Marcel

Next Class April 21

Just a quick reminder the next class is April 21.  Please let us know  asap if you are unable to attend. Topics and what to bring information are on the Home page as always. Something to think about: a shoka … Continue reading

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April 7 Futakabu-ike and Nishuike

This week Jean-Marcel’s group practised Futakabu-ike, a shoka arrangement with two divided arrangements in a low wide container. Materials: horsetail reeds and irises Brenda’s group reviewed the isshuike with horsetail reeds then transformed the arrangement into a nishuike with reeds … Continue reading

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Ikebana as life long learning

We often say ikebana is a life long practice and it is never too early to start. Welcome, Jacob, our first ikebana baby 🙂 March 31, 2016: Jean-Marcel’s class worked on Shoka sanshuike this week using broom, variegated aspidistra and … Continue reading

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Hatsuike March 17, 2016

Welcome back. It was great to see so many of you for the first class of the season, our hatsuike, March 17.We started the season with a review of shoka nishuike using seasonal materials that provided a bit of a … Continue reading

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New Season & Beginners’ Classes

The new season is upon us, beginning March 17 for returning club members. Please pass the word about the Beginners’ series starting March 31 as well. We are doing the Beginners’ series a little differently this year, holding it on … Continue reading

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Seasonal Freestyle /Jiyuka November 5

We continued to explore seasonal freestyle this week with arrangements that expressed the change of season, from autumn to the coming winter. These arrangements also show an emphasis on the element of line. Materials were chosen from a selection of … Continue reading

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Jiyuka / Freestyle October 15

In this lesson we worked on seasonal freestyle arrangements with an emphasis on points. Material selection: Sunflower petite, asparagus fern, leather leaf, mini-moon carnations, pumpkin tree, hypericum, snowberry, rose hips, branches This week’s K-cup challenge also produced some interesting results … Continue reading

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