Level I – Apr. 12 – Free Style

We have done a lot of Free Style focussing on the basics, it is time to get out of our comfort zone and try challenging ourselves.

Do you have a troublesome container you like, but can’t figure out how to use it. This is the class to bring it to.

  • Bring two types of containers from types E, G and J and the appropriate mechanics. Note not all free style containers require kenzans.  Bronzes are not suitable.  
  • Some containers may require you to raise your kenzan. Pebbles must be no larger than your little finger nail.
  • Bring several pieces of 2-3 types of line materials to use.
  • Bring enough to share with others in the class.
  • Pieces should be long enough in length to work for an upright style.
  • Flowers, but no leaves or other line material, will be provided.  
  • Check the Resources page of this website for a list of what to bring to class
  • Your lunch or snack!

Please read:

  • Free Style Curriculum book – pages 1-18
  • More to Learn Free Style
  • Joy of Ikebana Ikenobo pages on Free Style

We arrive at 11:15 AM, set up for class and make any necessary ginza purchases. The lesson begins at 11: 30 AM and you are generally on your way home by about 3PM. Bring a lunch or snack to enjoy.

There will be a definitive break between the 1st and 2nd arrangements at about 1PM to allow everyone the opportunity to watch the critiques of all the arrangements and everyone the chance to have a snack break.

Please do not take your arrangement apart until all arrangements have been critiqued. If you need to leave before all arrangements have been critiqued, you will not get credit for the lesson. Plan your time accordingly.