Unless specified, all chapter meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month in the Grand Canyon Room at the Sun City West Foundation Building Room on 14465 W.R.H. Johnson Blvd in Sun City West, Arizona.
Ginza table is available and refreshments are served from 9:00 am. for social time. Meeting starts at 10:00 am. with announcements typically followed with a presentation and workshop.
MAY 18, 2022
Presentation and Workshop: “Creating Morimono Arrangements Using In-Season Fruits and Vegetables” by Wyman Wong (Ohara School)
APRIL 20, 2022 (CULTURAL)
Presentation and Workshop: “Creating Unique Paper Kimonos” by Artist Karen O’Hanlon
MARCH 16, 2022 (GENERAL MEETING/ELECTION @ 9:15 AM …. followed by our SOGETSU Presentation @ 10:15 AM)
Presentation and Workshop: “Creating Floor Position Arrangements with View from the Top – for Indoor and Outdoor Arrangements” by Carol Brecker (Sogetsu School)
FEBRUARY 16, 2022 (IKENOBO)
Presentation and Workshop: “Making Wall Ikebana Arrangements” by Linnea Storm (Ikenobo School)
JANUARY 19, 2022 (CANCELLED)
Presentation and Workshop: CANCELLED DUE TO FUNERAL SERVICE OF LONG TIME CHAPTER MEMBER DAVID PAYNE. FUNERAL SERVICE IS SCHEDULED ON THE SAME DATE AND TIME AS OUR MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING.
DECEMBER 15, 2021 (CULTURAL)
Presentation and Workshop: Alternative chapter meeting – actually an excursion to the Phoenix Art Museum to view the exhibit “Clay and Paper: Japanese Ceramics and Screens”
NOVEMBER 17, 2021 (OHARA)
Presentation and Workshop: “How to Create a Landscape Arrangement” by Louise Daggs (Ohara School)
OCTOBER 20, 2021 (SOGETSU)
Presentation and Workshop: “Creating Space Wthin and Around an Arrangement” by Ping Wei (Sogetsu School).
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.