Unless specified, all chapter meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Sun City Christian Church (9745 W Palmeras Dr., Sun City, AZ 85373). Meeting starts at 10:00 am, with breakfast refreshments served from 9:00 am.
OCTOBER 16, 2019
- Demonstration/workshop w/ Retta Marconi-Dooley
50 Shades of Green
Using materials in this one color to make interesting and dramatic designs.
NOVEMBER 20, 2019
- Demonstration/workshop w/ Pat Kuffler
Blending the Arts of Ikebana and Origami (paper folding techniques)
How to artistically incorporate origami into ikebana arrangements
DECEMBER 18, 2019
- Demonstration/workshop w/ Linnea Storm
Creating a Divided Sanshuike Shoka Arrangement
Using two kenzans to create a three-materials arrangement
JANUARY 15, 2020
w/ Carol Brecker
Interpreting and Complementing Art Through Ikebana
How to use a piece of art as inspiration for an ikebana arrangement; can use a favorite picture, figurine, pillow, or Japanese obi.
FEBRUARY 19, 2020
- Demonstration/workshop w/ Susan Allen
Seeing is Believing
Using conventional and unconventional materials in a glass container
MARCH 21, 2020 (Saturday; 10:00 am; Corte Bella in Sun City West) EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS
- Demonstration/workshop/luncheon w/Misei Ishikawa,
Master Instructor from Tokyo
Creating an All-Around Arrangement
How to successfully create an arrangement that can be viewed from all directions
APRIL ALL EVENTS CANCELLED DUE TO PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS
- April 3 & 4, 2020: I.I. Chapter 167 Annual
West Valley Arts HQ Museum, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza,
Surprise, AZ 85374
- April 15, 2020: Demonstration/workshop w/Wyman Wong
Ohara: Reflecting the Beauty of Nature’s Bounty
Learning the basic elements of the Ohara School and how to make it exceptional
MAY 20, 2020 ALL EVENTS CANCELLED DUE TO PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS
- Food Demonstration w/ Susan Hoe
There’s More to Miso Than Just Soup
Using miso to create other types of tasty dishes in a meal
- A tasting and light lunch will be served following the demonstration
AUGUST 19, 2020
- Zoom Ikebana Demonstration by Carol Brecker
Using Unconventional Materials
- View Carol’s Zoom demonstration
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- Some of Carol’s unconventional arrangements
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
- Zoom Ikebana Summer Event
Chapter Show & Tell
Using Unconventional Materials in an Ikebana Arrangement
- Members brought their creative arrangements using the most unconventional materials and explained their approach to making it.
- Sensei Carol Brecker was on hand to provide commentary on each one.
- Unconventional Arrangements
October 21, 2020
- Meeting/Workshop with Linnea Storm titled Ikenobo Freestyle Workshop: Focusing on Having Something to Say with Your Arrangement.
- Linnea prepared a video for the members to watch and then create a freestyle arrangement of their own.
- At the meeting, each artist member described the inspiration for their work. In many instances, the title of their work tells their “story.”
Arrangement names reflect: Memory of a Wisconsin Fall, Unexpected Beauty, and The Stories They Could Tell.