Workshop Ettiquette

Arrive on time and select your table

  • Prepare your work area
  • Fill container and cutting dish with water. Place kenzan in container
  • Place hasamis (scissors), towel, paper and pencil on table
  • Place branches and fl owers in water and put on the floor
  • Visit with the other participants, but be seated and be ready to start on time
  • As a courtesy to the sensei or professor and other students, please DO NOT TALK during the demonstration, arranging time and critiquing sessions
  • DO NOT start working until the demonstration is completed
  • Raise your hand to get help from the sensei or professor
  • Throughout the entire workshop communicate with the materials, NOT your neighbor
  • Remember it is the Japanese custom that no food or drink is brought into the work area
  • When your arrangement is completed and ready for the sensei or professor to critique:
    • Clean your work area
    • Place the hasamis in front of the arrangement
    • Get the next number and place it next to yourarran gement. Then watch while sensei corrects other arrangements.
  • Be sure a photo is taken of your corrected arrangement and sign your name on the list so your arrangement can be identifi ed properly

Checklist for Classes

  • Container(s) appropriate for the workshop being taught
  • Hasami (scissors)
  • Bucket for water to hold your plant material while arranging
  • Wires, wire cutters, tape (as appropriate for arrangements being taught)
  • Paper or plastivc bag for debris
  • Personal Class Attendance sheet