Workshops & Programs

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 event at the First Baptist Church has been cancelled due to coronavirus

pandemic precautions.  Photos of home workshop arrangements to follow.

May 16th-17th: Bonsai SUNY Exhibition.

This event has been cancelled.

May 21st: Regular Program

Morning program: Yasuko Spence, Hijiri Ikenobo School.

Afternoon program: Tai Chi, John Wagner, instructor.

Evening program: Saskia Eller, Ohara School.

June 18th: Regular Program/Annual Meeting

Morning program: Ann Nash, Ichiyo School.

Potluck lunch/Annual Meeting/Big Ginza.

Afternoon program: Cloverwood Seniors join us at 1:30 for an afternoon of Ikebana.

Evening workshop: Jerome Cushman, Ichiyo School.

July 16th: Ellwanger Garden.

Tour and lunch starting at 11:00.

August 20th: Regular Program.

Morning program: Saskia Eller, Ohara School.

Afternoon program: Creating a paper fan with Karen Napoli.

Evening program: Fauzia Jamshed, Hijiri Ikenobo School.

September 17th: Regular Program

Morning program: Gail Newman, Ichiyo School.

Afternoon program: Constructing container boxes with Saskia Eller.

Evening program: Luba Morsch, Hijiri Ikenobo School.

October 15th: Regular Program.

Morning program: Faye Phillips, Sogetsu School.

Afternoon program: Design a stool/ottoman with Ann Nash.

October 17th: All Member Exhibition.

More information to come.

November 19th: Regular program

Morning program: Jerome Cushman, Hijiri Ikenobo School

Afternoon program: Music.

2019 Events

  • Morning workshop (10 am to noon):Sas kia 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