Sunday, 29 July 2018


The July activity on the Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter program was a Saturday workshop. Two workshops have now been held this year, the recent one was lead by Yukako Braun, the head of the Ikenobo School in Melbourne. The theme of the workshop was: Freestyle, paying attention to the principles of shape. The forms were: Circle, Triangle, Square, Vertical, Horizontal, Slanting, Cascading and Gathering. By way of demonstration Yukako and her pupils presented arrangements in some of the forms.

This circle form arrangement was created by Yukako and features surfaces, points and focus(accent).

Arrangement with Triangles by Julie Ayers.

Vertical arrangement by Bill Riches.

This second circle form arrangement was created by Angela Chau.

After the presentation by Yukako, members created arrangements on one of these themes. Yukako then gave a critique commenting on each of the arrangements by the 25 members at the workshop.

Below are photos of the individual members.

Betty Karanikolopoulos

Toula Karanikolopoulos

Aiko Nakada

Lyn Wong

Emily Karanikolopoulos 

Trish Ward

Helen Novic

Robyn Unglik

Philip Keon

Margaret Leung

Greta Young

Julie Ireland

Marjorie Campkin-Smith

Nicole McDonald

Marcia Lamrock

Beverley Webster

Christopher James

Ivy Loo

Swan Lam

Margaret Wilson

Shaneen Garbut

Chieko Yazaki

Felicia Huang

Judy Hajdu

Chiemi Daly