Australian Sogetsu Teachers Association (NSW) Inc Fri, 18 May 2018 08:17:44 GMT Double theme - Tonal Colours and Seasonal Material Autumn produces beautiful Tonal Colours but in Sydney soft pinks and lime greens (colours associated with spring) are also readily available in our gardens, thus making autumn feel like spring

]]> Fri, 18 May 2018 04:17:34 GMT Sandra Marker,2018-05-18:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/f17f81834554386134fabe105277afd6
Arrangements Using Palms Great exercise in discovering new parts/forms of a particular material and today was all about palms

]]> Tue, 15 May 2018 22:25:03 GMT Sandra Marker,2018-05-16:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/3d89addaca0948bc390b8e86370c020c
'Nature Intertwining' Demonstrations The public who visited the exhibition over the weekends where treated to demonstrations and hands on mini workshops.

]]> Sat, 12 May 2018 07:10:45 GMT Sandra Marker,2018-05-12:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/deb8dfd9fdff7cdf3f336827217af189
'Nature Intertwining' ASTA Exhibition Twenty ASTA members shared their love of Sogetsu Ikebana in April at the Calyx, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

]]> Sat, 12 May 2018 07:09:27 GMT Sandra Marker,2018-05-12:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/ec54ca6edcb815f65c5c51818d0e59d8
Architecture in Ikebana Ikebana arrangements motivated by well known architectural buildings or monuments.

]]> Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:57:53 GMT Sandra Marker,2018-04-26:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/25d0e605b9a273b60c1b4b2e0d43820b
Theme: Depicting our last holiday How do we get the holiday magic to linger just that little bit longer? Try to interpret your memories in an arrangement rather than looking through a ‘million’ digital photographs

]]> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 04:08:52 GMT Sandra Marker,2018-03-27:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/8374248990f442c26f81a89eb90113e8
'Hot house' delights at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Time out to enjoy nature’s palette of colours and textures, visit the Royal Botanic Garden especially the hot house

]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:09:13 GMT Sandra Marker,2018-03-19:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/d5148a276884b8c93b10fdebe80dd83d
Special day at Kevin Walpole's A special thank you to Kevin Walpole for allowing us to ‘play’ in his wonderful garden and to top that off he allowed us to use some of his precious containers.

]]> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:32:55 GMT Sandra Marker,2018-02-13:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/ebc3edb1370f84e798b7e5cdf92fa868
Workshop at Casula Powerhouse Gallery Sogetsu ikebana workshops take on many different forms and this one sounded very exciting

]]> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:57:59 GMT Sandra Marker,2018-02-13:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/c2e1aabf325d4375bb9efa29e97a93e8
Dried, Beached and Coloured Material Tying Mizuhiki is challenging but the end result is worth the effort and very satisfying

]]> Sun, 03 Dec 2017 03:49:27 GMT Sandra Marker,2017-12-03:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/e12e859de267bc43a5ed737579b6aa67
Textbook #5 Accreditation and Workshop Sydney and Interstate members plus several Sogetsu ikebana artists from Wellington New Zealand thoroughly enjoyed the weekend program conducted by visiting master Ms Ishikawa.

]]> Sat, 02 Dec 2017 06:23:21 GMT Sandra Marker,2017-12-02:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/0970db273ae63e90f768a0b90aaee7af
Book 3 Lesson 17 Repetition of Similar Forms and Shapes Repetition of Forms and Shapes can include the container or you may decide to arrange in contrast for example circular container with square forms. Push your designs and have fun

]]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:20:08 GMT Sandra Marker,2017-11-09:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/d4ad89300dc218ef77a0ee5eec279fd5
Surfaces – Theme from Book 3 Lessons 14 and 15 What defines a surface? Look it up in the dictionary and then relate it to ikebana arrangements. One explanation said surface has no thickness – this would not be so good for ikebana arrangements, you want depth and volume to your arrangement so how are you going to achieve it?

]]> Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:22:14 GMT Sandra Marker,2017-11-04:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/5da222ffef4b72ca3444751190295511
Colour - Book 3 Lessons 8, 9 and 10. Colour is a very useful tool to express events, mood, seasons etc. Play with colour and come up with your own formulas but most of all have fun because that is what colour is all about

]]> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 23:59:20 GMT Sandra Marker,2017-11-04:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/2e796f78b63644859085ff953d545b1c
Book 5 Lesson – Using Various Locations “Location, location, location” – working through this exercise it proved that arrangements can be placed anywhere. Think back through your textbook studies to remember how many lessons are ‘placement’ based.

]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:14:38 GMT Sandra Marker,2017-09-08:185cd14f738ebcc8c568a702276b7979/53cac185252cea15ee53e86feaaa01be