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Shoka Shimputai

Shoka shimputai is a beautiful form: simple and challenging. Please check the calendar on the welcome page for upcoming classes, topics and events. April 2o at the EJCA Material: lilies, quince, mini-chrysanthemums, tropical leaves April 25 at the EJDIC Materials: … Continue reading

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April 6 Shoka Shofutai Sanshuike

Both classes at the EJCA worked on sanshuike this week. Material: forsythia, aspidistra, tulips

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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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Shoka Nisshuike March 16 and 21

In March we continued our introduction for some, and review for others, of shoka nisshuike. Please check the calendar on the welcome page for future classes and topics. Materials included: pussy willow, broom, chrysanthemum. March 16 at the EJCA March … Continue reading

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Welcome Back

Although not everyone was back from winter holidays, it was great to see so many of you for our first classes of the year. The bright colours of these shokas were a happy sight in the hopefully last cold days … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

It’s wind up time for this year. Classes at the EJCA are finished until March and the last class at the Jewish Seniors’ Centre is tomorrow, pictures to follow. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season. We look forward … Continue reading

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Catching up on Fall Arrangements

Where has the time gone? As we approach the winter break it is time to catch up on pictures from our Fall classes. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the remaining classes. Thursday, Dec. … Continue reading

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October 20th Seasonal Freestyle

  Hallowe’en is behind us and the weather appears to be telling us it is time to welcome winter. We will be continuing to explore free style and seasonal themes in our upcoming classes.       The October jiyuka/freestyle … Continue reading

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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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