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Lesson 3 Beginners Series Sanshuike

The beginners series continued with an introduction to sanshuike, using willow or dogwood and irises. Special thanks to Miguel for the delicious cookies.

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Beginners and Review Classes Now On

After two weeks the beginners and review group are developing an appreciation of the shoka style. Week one introduced the isshuike form using spider mums, followed by nishuike this week: 5 stems of liatris plus either daisies or roses.

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Seasonal Freestyle/Jiyuka

Following the better late than never philosophy, here are the pictures from our 2013 final session. Something to think about and perhaps inspire you to make a Valentine arrangement for your loved ones. Meanwhile, remember the Beginner’s Series starts next … Continue reading

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Fall / Thanksgiving Jiyuka October 3, 2013

Although several members were traveling or indisposed for this lesson, those who were able to attend enjoyed further exploration of free style with designed arrangements adding artificial elements, not artificial flowers. The theme was Thanksgiving or Fall arrangements and we … Continue reading

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Jiyuka / Free Style: September 4, 2013

Notes from the second Free Style class. These arrangements moved from naturalistic to designed. In Jiyuka: the container is part of the arrangement Elements to consider: lines points mass surface Think about: asymmetry gradations of colour, contrast, accent gradation of … Continue reading

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Jiyuka / Free Style: August 15, 2013

Our first foray into jiyuka, free style. This lesson was an introduction to free style with emphasis on naturalistic arrangements.

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