Here are some ideas on workshops to further engage your members and enhance your video subscriptions.
Share your workshops:
- On your Chapter Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest page
- Posts can be on your chapters’ page and also on the personal pages of your members
- On your Chapter website if you have one
- In an email to your members
- In your Chapter newsletter
- With your Regional Advocate so it can be shared on the Ikebana North America Facebook page
|Video Demonstrator or Subject||Workshop Idea|
|Ask your members to make a Shoka Shimputai using no more than three
materials. You don’t have to follow the rules of a Shoka, just try any style using only three materials, a star (Shu), co-star (Yo) and the rest of the cast. (Ashirai).
|Elaine Jo - Ichiyo School||Elaine’s theme is creating for the home. Have your members create an
arrangement for their home. Encourage them to submit photos of their composition in the home setting.
|José Salcedo - Ohara School||José makes a wonderful “beginners” arrangement in his video, suitable for any school. The purpose of the arrangement is to create a subject and object and to “guide the viewers’ eye” through the arrangement. Invite members to use this
technique to welcome others into their vision
|Soho Sakai - Sogetsu School||In her demonstration, Soho, uses many fascinating inorganic or non-floral materials. Challenge members to make an arrangement using flowers and non-floral material.|
|Valerie Eccleston - Ichiyo School||Encourage a workshop on using baskets. A container so many of us have, yet seldom use.|
|Stephanie English - Ikenobo School||Regardless of Ikebana school, members could try a Free Style design using a container with two openings or a mini-freestyle. Remember, the mini must fit inside an 8.5”x 11” piece of paper folded in half and positioned either horizontally or vertically!|
|Satsuki Palter - Ohara School||Challenge members to make a Morimono arrangement. This arrangement could become a table centerpiece!|
|Susan Cano - Sogetsu School||Inspire members to make an arrangement in one container and then see how it looks in another one of a different color.|
|Laura Felt - Endless Possibilities of Washi||This is perfect for a workshop. We even have a materials list and step-by-step instructions for the napkin ring, tissue box and ornaments here.|
|Paul McLardy - 100 years of the Kimono||If your members have a kimono, ask them to model it and send a picture!|
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