Author Archives: Jean-Marcel

Welcome Back

Great to see all those familiar faces after the summer hiatus. We started off the Fall session with a lesson in shoka sanshuike. Then just for fun, we added a K-cup free style miniature challenge. We hope you enjoy the … Continue reading

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Last Lesson in Beginners’ series

Many thanks to all who participated in this summer’s beginners’ series. It was a pleasure to work with you and we hope to see you again soon. Pictures are posted here.  Regular club lessons begin next week, Thursday September 3. … Continue reading

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Lesson 2 of the Beginners’ Series

In our second lesson of this series we reviewed the shoka isshuike form using horse tail reeds and then the transformed the arrangement into a nishuike by replacing the tai group with yellow roses. Pictures of the completed nishuike arrangements … Continue reading

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Beginners’ Series 2015

We are delighted to have five newcomers join us for a three week introduction to ikebana. Pictures from the first session can be found here.  

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Animethon 2015

Just a few pictures from our demonstration at the 2015 Animethon at MacEwan University, Edmonton, and reminder that the Beginners’ Series starts next Saturday. Current members are also welcome to come for review. Please register by Wednesday as we must … Continue reading

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Jiyuka /Freestyle June 18

Tonight we explored mass using a selection of the following material: Smokebush (Continus), Hydrangea, Pittosporum, Alstroemeiria, Pincushion, Lisianthus, Aspidistra, Tree (Asparagus) Fern, Sunflower. Great work everyone, and my apologies for the weird colour cast on the photos, oops, will check … Continue reading

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Spring Festival at the Kurimoto Garden

Many thanks to all who participated in our club’s exhibition and demonstration at the Spring Festival. We would also like to acknowledge the support of Kerry Mulholland of the Devonian Gardens,  and the Japanese Consulate. Next regular lesson June 18. … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

Links to detail of upcoming events and lessons can be found on the Home page. Tomorrow: June 7, 2015 Spring Festival Exhibit and Demonstration at the Kurimoto Japanese Garden in the Devonian Gardens August 2015 Animethon Demonstration: MacEwan University, Edmonton … Continue reading

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Exploring Line May 21

In May we continued our exploration of freestyle/jiyuka. This lesson emphasized the element of line. Material used included: curly willow, broom, iris, ming fern, statice, aster, chrysanthemum disbud, mini gerbera Important reminder: No class June 4. Instead we will be … Continue reading

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Jiyuka/Freestyle Exploring Surface May 7

This week we worked on the element of surface in our freestyle arrangements. The students each received a bundle of flowers with a combination of the following material: robellini palm, xanadu, foxtail, mini carnations, statice, sunflowers, chrysanthemum, monstera leaves, salal, … Continue reading

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