Els Schnabel, an ikebana teacher from Germany will lead this workshop and show us some fixtures used in the Saga-Goryu School. Bamboo skewers will be provided for the fixtures. Venue yet to be booked.
Monthly Workshop at Khandallah Town Hall. Spontaneous Ikebana. Members will bring a container and a bunch of materials which will be swapped with each other so that everyone is working spontaneously. Elin Dahlin from Stockholm will be our special guest at this workshop.
Special full day of workshops with Christopher James visiting teacher from Melbourne. Please note this is the first Saturday in April, as our usual meeting day is Easter Sunday. Christopher will teach 2 workshops. You can see Christopher’s super creative ikebana on his blog Roadside Ikebana.
This month, instead of our usual workshop we visited a private Japanese style garden in Karori. We were lead around the back of Carl’s house where we were invited to sit under and around the outside of a red and black torii pergola. Hanging from it were Japanese lanterns and beneath them was a large red umbrella. Carl explained how he and his wife had designed and built their Japanese-like backyard and how they tend to the beautiful Zen garden with bonsai trees and ornaments. Carl is a taiko drummer and he explained and showed us how the drums are played.
Kay, Carl’s mother showed us her special wooden boxes - one for sewing kimono and the other for calligraphy. We were then invited inside for afternoon tea and to view kimono and Japanese books. It was a most interesting and enjoyable afternoon.
Ikebana with vegetables and fruit…
May 11 Saturday 10am to 1pm in Khandallah Presbyterian Church Hall, Ganges Rd. The attached document is about our Saturday 11th May workshops with Sandy Marker who is coming over from Sydney especially for this event. Please check your diary and register with our Treasurer as soon as you can.
Sogetsu Teachers Association Wellington are pleased to be hosting Sydney based Sogetsu teacher Sandy Marker (1st Grade Teacher Jonin Somu) for two workshops on Saturday 11th May 2019. Sandy was the recipient of the 5th Norman and Mary Sparnon Scholarship and studied Sogetsu in Japan for 3 months in 2015.
Gloriosa lilies are a favourite of our Headmaster Akane and these will be the focus of this freestyle workshop. Elizabeth McMillan will lead. The club will provide the lilies – $10 for 3 stems, so just bring a suitable container and other material of your choice. Reminder: Membership fees are now due and for non teachers these are $25.