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Fall Shoka Sanshuike

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 … Continue reading

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Sanshuike April 4

Spring flowers offset yesterday’s snow. From nisshuike last class.we moved on to shoka shofutai sanshuike today. Next class at this location is April 25. Next Topic: Shoka shimputai   Shoka Shofutai Sanshuike Material: sunflowers, aspidistra leaves and tulips.    

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Fall Classes and Workshop News

First, a reminder to mark your calendar now for June 26 (evening)  and 27 (daytime) 2017 when we will have workshops with a visiting Ikenobo professor from Japan. Stay tuned for further details as we get closer to the date … Continue reading

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Sanshuike to Start September

Pictures are posted for the last class of the Wednesday evening Beginners’ series. Many thanks for your enthusiastic participation and we hope you will find time to continue, either in the Fall classes or come Spring. The Thursday groups also … Continue reading

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August 18 Nishuike

Mystery solved. Camera cable found. Here are the pictures from the August 18 regular class. We started with a review of shoka shofutai form using reeds then added flowers for the tai group to create a nishuike using carnations, bull … 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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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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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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