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Feb 21, Feb 22, & Feb 23, 2024 Visiting Professor Workshops

February 21 @ 9:00 am - February 23 @ 3:00 pm

Visiting Professor Workshops, February 21, February 22, and February 23, 2024

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 (Morning and Afternoon Workshops)

  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm-  Sanshuike Shoka
  • 1:00 pm – 3:30pm – Shoka Shimputai

Thursday Feb 22, 2024

  • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Shoka Sanshuike, Sandan Nagashi technique

Friday Feb 23, 2024

  • 9:30 am – 3:00 pm – Rikka Shimputai

Visiting Professor: Emiko Suzuki

Emiko Suzuki

You must be a member of Ikenobo to participate in Visiting Professor workshops and receive a discount.  If you are a member of Ikebana International or a member of any of the other ikebana schools, i.e. Ohara, Sogetsu, etc. you are welcome to participate as a non-member.


  • Shoka  = $40 ikenobo member, $45 other ikebana organization member, $10 observer (includes provisional membership to ikenobo)
  • Rikka – $45 ikenobo member, $50 other ikebana organization member, $10 observer (includes provisional membership to ikenobo)

Please note that the RSVP Form Link is ONLY used to register for the workshop so we know how many flowers to order.  After you register, make sure to send your zelle payment or a check made out to Ikenobo of Arizona.

RSVP By: Monday, February 19, 2024

Please respond to all RSVPs before the registration deadline, to ensure the appropriate number of materials are purchased.    If you register and cannot attend, please correct your RSVP before the deadline. Otherwise, there will be a $15.00 “no-show” charge to pay for your floral materials.

Make checks out to Ikenobo of Arizona. Checks should be sent to Lisa Schleier, 226 E. Marconi Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85022-3019. This will hold your place in class. You may also make payment via Zelle to   If you have questions,  please contact Wanda LaLoggia at  (480) 600-4220 or via email at

By signing up for this workshop, You are granting permission to Ikebana Arizona Chapter, its affiliates, successors, and assignees to use your photograph(s) for marketing and promotional purposes. This may include but is not limited to use in print materials, online advertising, social media, and other marketing channels.

Workshop Details:

Container Guidelines

Select a container appropriate for the workshop/s you have selected.  Click on the link above for examples.

Refreshments will be provided for all-day workshops, but you are welcome to bring your own or to share.


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



  1. Arrive on time and select your table
  2. Prepare your work area
    1. Fill container and cutting dish with water. Place kenzan in the container.
    2. Place hasamis (scissors), towel, paper and pencil on table.
    3. Place branches and flowers in water and put them on the floor.
  3. Visit with the other participants but be seated and ready to start on time.
  4. As a courtesy to the professor and other students, please DO NOT TALK during the demonstration, arranging time and critiquing sessions.
  5. DO NOT start working until the demonstration is completed.
  6. Raise your hand to receive help from the sensei or professor.
  7. Throughout the entire workshop, communicate with the materials, NOT your neighbor.
  8. Remember it is the Japanese custom that no food or drink is brought into the work area.
  9. When your arrangement is completed and ready for the professor to critique:
    1. Clean your work area.
    2. Place the hasami in front of the arrangement.
    3. Get the next number and place it next to your arrangement. Then watch while sensei corrects other arrangements.
    4. Be sure a photo is taken of your corrected arrangement with your name tag.




February 21 @ 9:00 am
February 23 @ 3:00 pm
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