The workshop was led by Emily Karanilolopoulos, a senior Sogetsu School teacher. The theme she set was, 'Make an ikebana that express a (particular type of) movement'. This idea is taken from the advanced curriculum of the Sogetsu school of Ikebana.
Emily explained the concept of the workshop theme and encouraged members to experiment with this unfamiliar topic. She also suggested that if the idea was too unfamiliar that the attendees should work within the ethos of their ikebana school.
She then presented four previously prepared examples which are shown in the photos below.
Example one represents the movement of crawling, like a caterpillar.
Example two represented a person playing with a hoola hoop.
Example three represented the activity of fencing with swords.
Example four represented the flowing movement of water.
The photos below are of ikebana works made by the workshop participants. Unfortunately the movement represented by each of the arrangements was not able to be recorded at the time. That gives you a chance to make your own interpretations for them.
Lucy Papas, Sogetsu School
Thea Sartori, Sogetsu School
Dianne Zaviska, Sogetsu School
Aiko Nakada, Ohara School
Akemi Suzuki, Sogetsu School
Giselle Kett, Shogetsudo Koryu School
Greta Young, Sogetsu School
Lorraine Langley, Ikenobo School
Christopher James, Sogetsu School
Ivy Loo, Ohara School
Janette Fonda, Sogetsu School
Josephine Tan, Ohara School
Judy Hajdu, Ohara School
Julie Ireland, Sogetsu School
Kim Ng, Ohara School
Elizabeth Angell, Sogetsu School
Lyn Wong, Ohara School
Margaret Wilson, Sogetsu School
Marjorie Campkin-smith, Sogetsu School
Nicole MacDonald, Sogetsu School
Rachel Lok, Shogetsudo Koryu School
Swan Lam, Sogetsu School
Toula Karanikolopoulos, Sogetsu School
Trish Ward, Sogetsu School