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November Workshops: Shoka Nishuike & Rikka Shofutai

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Click on the link to RSVP if you are not a member. Members will be sent a link via email.

  • Time: 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
  • Location: Via Linda Community Center (see map below)
  • Sensei: Jeanne Holy from Illinois
  • Lesson: Shoka Nishuike
  • Cost: $25.00-members, $30.00-non-members

10135 E Vía Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (see map below)

Sunday, November 20, 2016
Click on the link to RSVP if you are not a member. Members will be sent a link via email.

  • Time: 12:00p.m - 4:00p.m.
  • Location: Studio 522 Productions (see map below)
  • Sensei: Jeanne Holy
  • Lesson: Rikka Shofutai
  • Cost: $50.00-members, $55.00-non-members, $10.00 Observers

15905 N. Greenway Hayden Look, Suite 103 AZ 85258 (see map below)

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Remember to bring a container suitable for a Shoka,  hasami (scissors), kenzan, bucket and trash bag.

Class Reservations can be made via the link above, or by RSVP to the evite.

Please respond to all RSVPs before the registration deadline, to ensure the appropriate number of materials are purchased.

Make checks out to Ikenobo of Arizona. Checks should be sent to David Payne, 349 West Dobbins Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85041. This will hold your place in class. Your canceled check will be your receipt. There will be no cancellations or refunds. If you have questions, please contact David Payne at or (602) 276-5948.



The Ikenobo Yearbook is available to members. If you have not received your copy, contact Connie School, Scholl at (480) 991-0133 or email: . An electronic copy (without the members list) is included here or via the Newsletter archive.


Click here for a printable Workshop Checklist and Workshop Etiquette document




The Ikenobo School is the oldest school of Ikebana or Japanese flower arranging dating from the 15th century.  Based in Kyoto, the traditional cultural capital of Japan, Ikenobo stresses the inherent nature of  flowers and plants, and it allows one to express personal feelings through this art form. 

The Arizona Chapter of Ikenobo Ikebana was founded in 1964 and chartered in 1974.   We hold workshops  throughout the year led by certified teachers.  New members are always welcome.

Isshuike Shoka Workshop with Pat Maguire

Professor FujiiOur October isshuike shoka workshop was taught by Pat Maguire, Professor of Ikebana. Pat Maguire Sensei chose bronze-toned chrysanthemums for this elegant shoka arrangement because the chrysanthemum not only represents the Fall but is also so revered in Japan. Her lovely demonstration arrangement was the raffle prize, which a delighted Iris Cashdan-Fishman took home!

Yoly Hughson was presented with her first three certificates of Ikenobo, her exhibition name plate, and the first two books of Ikenobo Ikebana. She is now Chuden, intermediate level, in her studies. Congratulations, Yoly!

Two new members joined our Ikenobo chapter: Carol Summers and Naomi Matusow . A warm welcome to both. We look forward to continuing to share the study of Ikenobo with you. We hope to see everyone at our next workshop.

You may select the Workshop Photos link to see all the arrangements from this and previous workshops.


General Information
WORKSHOP REMINDERS: Will be sent via email in advance of each workshop.
LOCATIONS: The Scottsdale Senior Center is at 10440 E. Via Linda in Scottsdale.
Studio 522 Productions is at 15909 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Suite 103
The El Dorado Park and Community Center is at 2311 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale (corner of Miller and Oak)
The Horizon Community Center is at 15444 N. 100th Street, Scottsdale

Students should bring the following items to classes:
Container(s) appropriate for the workshop being taught
Hasami (scissors)
Bucket for water to hold your plant material while doing arrangement
Wires, wire cutters, tape
Vase (appropriate for arrangement)
Paper or plastic bag for debris
Personal Class Attendance sheet