Mr Yoshiro Umemura, visiting from Sydney, gave an inspiring Sogetsu workshop on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July. Four themes were chosen from the current curriculum :
Workshop 1: Intertwining plant materials
Workshop 2: Repeating similar forms or shapes.
Workshop 3: An arrangement showing lines at the base.
Workshop 4: An arrangement designed to be viewed from all angles
And in between, dinner at Geppetto's restaurant, in Kew, gave some light relief from the hard work.
See the Sogetsu website for more pictures from the weekend http://sogetsuikebanavic.weebly.com/
Diary dates :
Don't forget there are two very interesting events on the horizon for all devotees of ikebana.
The annual exhibition of the Melbourne Chapter of Ikebana International will feature arrangements from all schools, as well as demonstrations....
And in September 2014 Professor Hirotaka Furukawa will be visiting from Ikenobo headquarters.
He will give a demonstration on Thursday 4th Sptember from 7 - 9.30 pm in the ballroom at Rippon Lea, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick. $25
On Saturday 6th September he will run an Ikenobo free-style workshop at the Tivoli German Club, 291 Dandenong Road, Windsor. All ikebana practitioners are welcome, $20
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and to book.