Date/Time: Friday, January 18, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Date/Time: Friday, February 15, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Carol Lui
Ikebana literally means, “the arrangement of living material in water.” It is the art of Japanese flower arrangement developed in the 15th century and has its roots in ancient Chinese flower arrangement. It began as an aid to meditation and as a way to personalize nature and reflect on the human experience. There are several thousand schools of Ikebana at present, Ichiyo and Ohara being among the most popular. The Ichiyo School was founded in 1937 and is one of the ‘modern’ schools of Ikebana, famous for innovative, free style of Japanese flower arrangement.

Carol will teach the first lesson in the Ichiyo School, the Upright Style. The second class will be in the Slanting Form. Students will use the instructor’s vase and needle holder (kenzan). The vase will be returned to instructor after class. If students prefer to find out more about keeping their arrangement intact by bringing their own vase and kenzan, please read about what to purchase by click the link to learn more. Students must register at least one week in advance.

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Felted Flowers and Vines

Date/Time: Saturday, March 9, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Think spring! Create beautiful felted flowers and vines using wool fibers and a little soapy water. Learn to layer additional fibers, like silk and bamboo, for added texture and detail. Make flowers with stems for a bouquet. Pin your flowers on napkin rings or use them to adorn packages. These pretty flowers have a million uses! $20 supply fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies.

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