Workshops & Programs

2021 Events

January 21st: 100 Years of Kimono

11:00 am

In place of our annual luncheon, we'll view a video of examples

of kimono from the simple yukata to formal court costumes.

Paul MacLardy, co-author of Kimono-Vanishing Traditions,

will be our host.

February 18th: Senko Ikenobo

9:45 am

As the Headmaster Designate of the Ikenobo School, Senko

Ikenobo has taken her place in this illustrious lineage, and

found her unique voice.  In this video, each arrangement is a

movement that builds upon the next, culminating in a floral opus.

A second showing of this video will be Tuesday, February

23rd at 2:30 pm.

March 18th: Jose Salcedo, Ohara School

9:45 am

Jose Salcedo is accomplished in both Ohara and Ikenobo.  This

video demonstration is a master class in balance and harmony. 

His choice of containers and manipulation of plant material

solidify his place among today's modern ikebana masters.  A second

showing of this video will be Wednesday, March 24th at 7:00 pm.

2020 Events

January 16th: Anniversary Lunch.

Sakura Home: 11:30 am.

March 27th-29th: Orchid Show Exhibition.

This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.  

April 16th: Regular Program.

This meeting has been cancelled.  But some pictures of the

Chiko workshop are below.

May 16th-17th: Bonsai SUNY Exhibition.

This event has been cancelled.

May 21st: Regular Program

This meeting has been cancelled.  But some of the pictures of the

Hijiri Ikenobo workshop home arrangements are to below.

June 18th: Regular Program/Annual Meeting

This meeting has been cancelled.  But some pictures from the Ichiyo

workshop home arrangements are below.  

July 16th: Ellwanger Garden.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event has been cancelled.

August 20th: Regular program.

This meeting has been cancelled.  But some pictures from the Ohara

virtual workshop are available below.

September 17th: Regular Program

Due to COVID-19 the programs have been cancelled.  

October 15th: Regular Program.

Due to COVID-19 the programs have been cancelled.  But pictures of

virtual Ichiyo workshop are shown below.

November 19th: Regular program

Due to COVID-19 the programs have been cancelled.

November: All member Virtual Exhibition

2019 Events

  • Morning workshop (10 am to noon): Saskia Eller.
  • Lunch (noon to 1 pm): BYO, business and board meeting.
  • Afternoon program (1 to 2 pm): Mr. Niraj Lama, tea artist from Leaf Tea Bar which made CNN’s list of the 11 best tea houses. Teas will be available for tasting and sale (Think holiday presents).

All member exhibition at the Eastview Mall from 12 noon to 6 pm. Arrangements by chapter members and opportunities for children to make ikebana arrangements to take home. Please save tuna cans to use as containers and bring clean tuna cans to meetings. As part of our public education objective to stimulate, cultivate and perpetuate the study of ikebana, all members are invited to participate and have fun.

  • Morning workshop (10 am to noon): Faye Phillips.
  • Lunch (noon to 1 pm): BYO, business and board meeting.
  • Afternoon program (1 to 2 pm): Mini containers for the holidays (Faye Phillips)

  • Morning workshop (10 am to noon): Gail Newman.
  • Lunch (noon to 1 pm): BYO, business and board meeting.
  • Afternoon program (1 to 2 pm): How to start a bonsai (Bonsai Society of Upstate New York).
  • Evening workshop (7 to 9 PM): Gail Newman.

2018 Event: Eastview Mall Exhibition