Chapter Meeting Schedule

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

  • Demonstration/workshop 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
Three glass arrangements by members focus on what’s visible underwater.

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 3 & 4, 2020: I.I. Chapter 167 Annual Exhibit
    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


  • 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

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.