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Ikebana Newsletter Melbourne 

August 2020 


1. Ikebana Dojo


Join an online learning community using Zoom.


Next Session, 4:00pm - 4:30pm, Saturday 18 July 2020

(Apply by 14 July 2020)

Details of the task: http://www.ikebanadojo.org/2020/07/contrast-1-task-11-july-2020.html

Details: https://bit.ly/dojoikebana

Please follow the site by subscribing at “Follow by Email”  

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  

What is the rationale for this project?

1. To provide ikebana teachers, including early career teachers, opportunities to practice teaching ikebana in a relaxed environment. We also hope to help our teachers develop skills to teach online. 

2. To provide many ikebana students with the opportunity to learn from international ikebana artists. In particular, there are many students who don't have access to quality ikebana tuition due to where they live. We are planning to invite the world class masters to take part in this project as facilitators. 

3. To supplement the traditional teaching of ikebana, in which design theories are not to be discussed. Shoso developed a new curriculum to help beginners as well as those who need extra help in learning the essence of ikebana.  


2. New Mail Group


Please join our email group. http://www.shoso.com.au/p/newsletter.html


3. Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival 


Wa 20 has been cancelled. Wa 21 will be held at Rosina, Abbotsford Convent on 11 & 12 September 2021. 

Check the latest update: https://waikebana.blogspot.com/2020/07/wa-2020-wa-2021.html



4. Events Calendar


June 2020: Sculpture Installed! Shoan Lo & Shoso Shimbo were commissioned to design art works (stainless steel sculpture and wall piece ) for the newly built Le Pine Hall in Kew. Both works reflect ikebana aesthetics and philosophy. Related photos will be published shortly at www.shoso.com.au.     

14 July 2020: Our ikebana classes have been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.   

20 July 2020: Deadline to vote for the Ikebana Gallery People’s Choice Award 2020. https://www.facebook.com/IkebanaGallery/

July 2020: Finalists for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2020 will be announced. https://ikebanaaustralia.blogspot.com

August 2020: Winner of the Ikebana Gallery Award 2020 will be announced. https://ikebanaaustralia.blogspot.com

11&12 September 2021: Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival.



5. Class Dates Term 2, 2020


Our ikebana classes have been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. Some good new related to our classes: 

a. Kim Ta, our hard working student will receive her Teaching Diploma shortly. Congratulations!

b. Zoom Ikebana Dojo is available at a very reasonable rate. www.ikebanadojo.org

c. Shoso will publish a page of Ikebana resources, where you will find many links to Ikebana history, philosophy etc. The page was originally prepared for the RMIT students, but you may find something interesting to read about Ikebana when you have some spare time. http://www.ikebanadojo.org/p/introduction-to-ikebana-for-rmit.html   


7. New Tuition Fees - Effective in July 2020 


Details: https://www.shoso.com.au/p/tuition.html

Check class dates online: http://www.shoso.com.au

Join our newsletter: http://www.shoso.com.au/p/newsletter.html

Bank Details - Account: Shoso Shimbo, BSB: 033-070, No. 286877               



8. Q & A: Tuition 





9. Ikebana Gallery Award - Don’t Miss the Deadline


Important changes have been made. If interested, please choose 3 of your recent best works and post them by yourself to IGA Facebook page. http://ikebanaaustralia.blogspot.com.au


10. Publication


Following essays by Wa 2019 exhibitors were accepted for the International Journal of Ikebana Studies, Vol.6. Congratulations!



11. Ikebana in School 


Shoso and his associates start a new project to promote Ikebana to Australian students. http://bit.ly/Ikebana-School



12. Looking for Ikebana class near you?




13. How to follow Shoso’s activities




14. Where can I see Shoso’s works in Melbourne?




15. Miscellaneous


Vouchers, gifts, eBook, shopping, Japanese garden design, ikebana related information etc. Miscellaneous. 


Dr Shoso Shimbo

0439 314 097



Murrumbeena Melbourne

Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival

Ikebana Gallery Award

Zoom Ikebana Dojo