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Shoka Sanshuike October 1

We continued our study of  shoka sanshuike with a distinctly Fall theme to the material selection: sunflower, ornamental grass, bullrush, rose hip, maple, and solidago. Then, back by popular demand, we enjoyed another K-cup challenge with some miniature freestyle arrangements. … Continue reading

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Pruning Challenges: Shoka Sanshuike Sept. 17

The material used for this lesson provided some opportunities to improve our pruning skills. Pruning helps us show off the beauty and lines of the material but making the decision of what, and how much, to clip can be challenging. … Continue reading

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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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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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March / April Update

I saw a robin today, yeah Spring! Thanks for your patience everyone. Here are the pictures, at long last. We finished off March with shoka sanshuike and shifted to freestyle in April. Each week we have been exploring a different … Continue reading

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Hatsuike / First Lesson of 2015 Season

After the great blizzard debacle and cancellation of the Feb. 5 lesson we were happy to get the season off to a good start on Feb. 19.  Here are the pictures of our first shokas of the year using forsythia, … Continue reading

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