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Thursday, 4 February 2021


Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Ikebana Calendar


26 January 2021: Sold Out. An internationally renowned ikebana master, Mr Ken Katayama joined Ikebana Dojo again as a guest facilitator. His sessions with us in August were video recorded and available on YouTube. Enjoy the sessions by one of Japan’s most popular Ikebana masters. Follow Ikebana Dojo website for updates. www.ikebanadojo.org

3 & 6 February 2021: Ikebana Certificate/Diploma Term 1 starts.

6 February 2021: Ikebana Dojo, Four Elements Level 2 starts.

13 & 20 February 2021: Valentine’s Day Floral Workshops

14 February 2021: Order a gift set of a flower arrangement designed by Shoso & eclairs created by Melbourne's top patissier. Eclair, Hampton

6 March: Ikebana Introduction - One hour all inclusive ikebana workshop for beginners.

20 March: Ikebana Introduction - One hour all inclusive ikebana workshop for beginners.

25 - 31 March 2021: Third entry period for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2021.

24 April: Ikebana Introduction - One hour all inclusive ikebana workshop for beginners. 


Monday, 25 January 2021

Introductory Class - New!


Ikebana Introductory Class


One hour all inclusive ikebana workshop for beginners. You don't need to bring anything to class, and you will go home with a small ikebana arrangement. 

This class also provides a guidance on how to start your ikebana journey. After this workshop, you are welcome to join our ikebana certificate course. Make this healing art part of your life and find a way to live harmoniously with the natural environment.   

Venue 1: Murrumbeena, Melbourne
12:00 ~ 13:00, Saturday, 6 March 2021 - Book Now
12:00 ~ 13:00, Saturday, 20 March 2021 - Book Now  
12:00 ~ 13:00, Saturday, 24 April 2021 - Book Now

Venue 2: 136 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 3014
13:00 ~ 14:00, Friday, 5 March 2021* - Book Now
13:00 ~ 14:00, Friday, 19 March 2021* - Book Now
13:00 ~ 14:00, Friday, 23 April 2021* - Book Now
*Friday workshops are run by Shoan Lo.

Fee: $50
Includes all materials (flower, container & florist foam) & tool hire (secateurs).

Booking: Please book at least 48 hours before the session. 

Online appointments by Smoothbook

Cancellation: You can cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to the session. To cancel your booking, please send an email with your booking details (name & date of the class to cancel) to shososhimbo@gmail.com.
Although we do not charge a cancellation fee, the administration fees related to your booking will be deducted: Stripe (1.75% + AU$0.30), Smoothbook (1.5%) and Government taxes. You will be refunded through Stripe in accordance with their conditions.




Saturday, 9 January 2021

Valentine's Day Floral Workshops





Does your loved one deserve more than a bunch of red roses? Create a unique and personal floral gift for your special person this Valentine's Day. 

Shoso Shimbo will show you how to apply the principles of the Japanese art of flower arranging to create a stunning Ikebana inspired floral arrangement. Shoso has been teaching Ikebana for over 30 years, and he will share his experience at these special workshops. You will receive individual guidance and feedback as you put together your own special arrangement.

Or perhaps your special person would like to experience this creative meditation for themselves. A Shoso workshop voucher is another way to show your appreciation to the one you love.

Workshop A: Valentine's Day Floral Arrangement in a ceramic container
Workshop B: Hand-tied Bouquet 

When: 
Workshop A, 2:00PM - 4:00PM, Saturday 13 February 2021 
Workshop B, 2:00PM - 4:00PM, Saturday 20 February 2021 
How Much: 
Workshop A, $250 (Include all materials and tool hire)
Workshop B, $325 (Include all materials and tool hire)

Where: Murrumbeena, Melbourne 


Booking: Please book early. There are only limited places available. Booking will close 4 days prior to the workshop. Booking Calendar (Choose the right date)

Cancellation: You can cancel your booking anytime up until 4 days prior to the workshop. If the workshops have to be cancelled due to circumstances outside our control you will receive a full refund. We don’t charge cancellation fees but financial institution fees will be deducted from your refund.

Voucher: Please request a voucher after you pay. Send an email to Shoso. We will send you a digital voucher that you can print or send to your special person. Voucher is valid for one year after the date of purchase.  

Note: The fees for Valentine's day workshops are all inclusive, but the fees for our normal ikebana course do not include materials.    

https://www.shoso.com.au 

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Ikebana Calendar


26 December 2020: Zoom Ikebana Dojo, Pattern Level 2.

25 - 31 December 2020: Second entry period for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2021.

13 & 16 January 2021: A special term starts for Shoso’s students.  


Because this is a special time for many reasons, we added an extra term in            January 2021. Fees are either $35 per session or $75 per term (Up to 3                sessions, to be paid on the first session). New students welcome. 

Please note that the COVID related regulations that we are all so familiar with        would apply. 

Please book as we need to manage the number of students. 

You can mix Sat & Wed classes as usual. Attend 3 sessions out of 6 sessions        in January. Thank you.     


    Wednesday Class (1:00 - 2:30 pm)

    January 13, 20, 27

    Saturday Class (10:00 - 11:30 am) 

    January 16, 23, 30


    How to book & pay: three options.

  1. Book online & pay by credit card: https://cal.smoothbook.co/5fbf1b8f2bb1eb37f3bde318. You can cancel your booking by 12 January. Cancellation fee (institution fees) will apply.  
  2. Email to book & pay by bank transfer by 13 January: Bank Details - Account: Shoso Shimbo, BSB: 033-070, No. 286877 
  3. Email to book & pay cash on the first day: Please note late fee will apply if you don’t pay on the first day. 

16 January 2021: Ikebana Dojo Special Program 

17 January 2021: ISIR online conference. Free admission. 

26 January 2021: An internationally renowned ikebana master, Mr Ken Katayama will join Ikebana Dojo again as a guest facilitator. His sessions with us in August were video recorded and available on YouTube. Enjoy the sessions by one of Japan’s most popular Ikebana masters. Follow Ikebana Dojo website for updates. www.ikebanadojo.org

3 & 6 February 2021: Term 1 starts. Details will be announced shortly. Please read our new terms and conditions.  

11&12 September 2021: Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. https://bit.ly/MelbourneIkebana


https://www.shoso.com.au 

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Ikebana Calendar


30 November 2020: Deadline for ikebana essay. International Society of Ikebana Research (ISIR), www.ikebana.link.


5 & 12 December 2020: Zoom Ikebana Dojo, Contrast Level 2.


19 & 26 December 2020: Zoom Ikebana Dojo, Pattern Level 2.


25 - 31 December 2020: Second entry period for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2021.


13 & 16 January 2021: A special term starts for Shoso’s students.  


16 January 2021: Ikebana Dojo Special Program 


17 January 2021: International Society of Ikebana Studies, ISIR online conference. Free admission. 


26 January 2021 (to be confirmed): An internationally renowned ikebana master, Mr Ken Katayama will join Ikebana Dojo again as a guest facilitator. His sessions with us in August were video recorded and available on YouTube. Enjoy the sessions by one of Japan’s most popular Ikebana masters. Follow Ikebana Dojo website for updates. www.ikebanadojo.org


30 January 2021Ikebana Dojo Special Program 


3 & 6 February 2021: Term 1 starts. Details will be announced shortly. Please read our new terms and conditions.  


11&12 September 2021: Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. https://bit.ly/MelbourneIkebana


https://www.shoso.com.au 

Monday, 16 November 2020


Wednesday, 4 November 2020


Sunday, 25 October 2020

Ikebana Dojo - Four Ikebana Principles 2



Join an online learning community using Zoom. Ikebana Dojo is not an online ikebana workshop, in which you can create your ikebana work by simply following instructions. Ikebana Dojo asks you to be more proactive. It is a great aid for independent ikebana training (Jishu Tore - in Japanese).


A series of sessions, Four Ikebana Principles starting from 7 November 2020.


When: 

Balance: 4:00pm - 4:30pm, Saturday 7 November 2020 Fully Booked

Balance: 4:45pm - 5:15pm, Saturday 7 November 2020

Balance: 4:00pm - 4:30pm, Saturday 14 November 2020

Movement: 4:00pm - 4:30pm, Saturday 21 November 2020

Contrast: 4:00pm - 4:30pm, Saturday 5 December 2020

Pattern: 4:00pm - 4:30pm, Saturday 19 December 2020


How much: $10 for one session


Details: http://www.ikebanadojo.org/2020/08/four-ikebana-elements.html

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Note: Now you can watch a video tutorial for free. Subscribe our Youtube Channel. http://www.ikebanadojo.org/2020/07/ikebana-dojo-contrast-1.html  


About Four Ikebana Principles Level 2: In “Four Ikebana Principles 2”, we will review classic basic styles in ikebana. You will learn that each basic style contains in itself all of the four ikebana principles, Balance, Movement, Contrast and Pattern. Rather than learning all at once, we focus on each principle one by one in this series. If you feel your foundation is a bit weak, this series may help you to boost your artistic development.


Following diagrams is a great way to learn ikebana, especially for beginners. It will provide you with solid foundation to develop as an artist in ikebana or any other fields. If you follow diagrams, your work reveals ikebana principles almost automatically, without paying much attention to them. That is a great aspect of learning basic styles. 


But it has a shortfall. 


Following diagrams or classic formulas is not the end of learning ikebana. At a certain stage you have to move to be free. A better way is to follow materials rather than formulas. Rather than manipulating materials to fit into the set formula, find the energy of life in natural materials, and follow it. 


This process is often the transition from creating basic styles to free style arrangements. Many ikebana practitioners have found it difficult to make that transition. While their basic styles had ikebana principles, their free style arrangements may contain hardly any ikebana principles. Your work is not ikebana without ikebana principles. Unfortunately, many ikebana courses have not addressed the difficulty in this transition properly.


The problem is that you are expected to have acquired ikebana principles intrinsically without any explicit explanation after practising basic styles. It is assumed that you will be able to start making free style arrangements based on having acquired a good understanding of ikebana principles just from following the diagrams. However, can we expect all ikebana practitioners to be really aware of the ikebana principles at the end of study of basic styles?         


To move to making free style arrangements smoothly, you need to BE AWARE what you have learned in basic styles, in particular four ikebana principles. Ikebana Dojo Curriculum was designed to help you be aware of them. We hope many people will have a better understanding of free style ikebana. 


https://www.shoso.com.au 





Thursday, 17 September 2020