Tag Archives: Japanese flower arranging

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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Daytime Beginners’ Series

The pictures have been posted for our first session at the Edmonton Jewish Seniors’ Centre. ┬áThese classes are on Monday afternoons from 1-3 pm for the next 3 weeks and there would be room for a couple more participants if … Continue reading

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Welcome EJCA Beginners’ Series

Our August beginners’ series is off to a great start with appreciation for your enthusiastic participation. Photos are available here.

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Kurimoto Japanese Garden Exhibit and Demonstration June 5, 2016

It was an honour to be invited back to the Spring Festival at the Kurimoto Japanese Garden this year. Many thanks to all who were able to come out for the day and help create an exhibit that was appreciated … 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 ­čÖé March 31, 2016: Jean-Marcel’s class worked on Shoka sanshuike this week using broom, variegated aspidistra and … Continue reading

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New Season & Beginners’ Classes

The new season is upon us, beginning March 17 for returning club members. Please pass the word about the Beginners’ series starting March 31 as well. We are doing the Beginners’ series a little differently this year, holding it on … Continue reading

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Seasonal Freestyle /Jiyuka November 5

We continued to explore seasonal freestyle this week with arrangements that expressed the change of season, from autumn to the coming winter. These arrangements also show an emphasis on the element of line. Materials were chosen from a selection of … Continue reading

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Jiyuka / Freestyle October 15

In this lesson we worked on seasonal freestyle arrangements with an emphasis on points. Material selection: Sunflower petite, asparagus fern, leather leaf, mini-moon carnations, pumpkin tree, hypericum, snowberry, rose hips, branches This week’s K-cup challenge also produced some interesting results … Continue reading

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Shoka Sanshuike October 1

We continued our study of ┬áshoka 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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