Wednesday, 15 May 2019

SATURDAY WORKSHOP


The workshop held on Saturday 11th May was attended by 25 members. Saturday workshops are important because a number of the members are not able to attend weekday meetings owing to their work or other commitments. 

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