Free Style Arrangements


February Workshops with visiting sensei Muriel Scrivner

Saturday, February 20, 2015

  • Click on the link to RSVP if you are not a member. Members will be sent a link via email.
  • Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location:Via Linda Community Center (see map below)
  • Sensei: Muriel Scrivner
  • Lesson: Free Style
  • Cost: $25.00- members, $30.00-non-members

Sunday, February 21, 2015

  • Click on the link to RSVP if you are not a member. Members will be sent a link via email.
  • Time:: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: El Dorado Community Center (see map below)
  • Sensei: Muriel Scrivner
  • Lesson: Boat Arrangement
  • Cost: $25.00-members, $30.00 non-members

Via Linda Community Center

El Dorado Community Center

Remember to bring hasami (scissors), kenzan, bucket and trash bag.

Class Reservations can be made via the link above, or by RSVP to the evite.

Please respond to all RSVPs before the registration deadline, to ensure the appropriate number of materials are purchased.

Make checks out to Ikenobo of Arizona. Checks should be sent to David Payne, 349 West Dobbins Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85041. This will hold your place in class. Your canceled check will be your receipt. There will be no cancellations or refunds. If you have questions, please contact David Payne at or (602) 276-5948.

General Information
WORKSHOP REMINDERS: Will be sent via email in advance of each workshop.
LOCATIONS: The Scottsdale Senior Center is at 10440 E. Via Linda in Scottsdale.
The El dorado Park and Community Center is at 2311 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale (corner of Miller and Oak)
The Horizon Community Center is at 15444 N. 100th Street, Scottsdale

Students should bring the following items to classes:
Container(s) appropriate for the workshop being taught
Hasami (scissors)
Bucket for water to hold your plant material while doing arrangement
Wires, wire cutters, tape
Vase (appropriate for arrangement)
Paper or plastic bag for debris
Personal Class Attendance sheet

The Ikenobo Yearbook is available to members. If you have not received your copy, contact Connie Scholl at (480) 991-0133 or email: . An electronic copy is included here or via the Newsletter archive.

Click here for a printable Workshop Checklist and Workshop Etiquette document

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Workshop Schedule
The workshop schedule is available in the yearbook.





The Ikenobo School is the oldest school of Ikebana or Japanese flower arranging dating from the 15th century.  Based in Kyoto, the traditional cultural capital of Japan, Ikenobo stresses the inherent nature of  flowers and plants, and it allows one to express personal feelings through this art form. 

The Arizona Chapter of Ikenobo Ikebana was founded in 1964 and chartered in 1974.   We hold workshops  throughout the year led by certified teachers.  New members are always welcome.

January Workshops with visiting Sensei Jeannie Holy

David PayneJeannie Holy traveled from Illinois to give our January workshops. Jeannie led the class in a the new freestyle curriculum on Saturday and on Sunday, she demonstrated the newly updated Rikka style arrangement to advanced students.

Jeanne has been studying ikebana for over twenty years and holds the degree of "Sokakan", Professor 2nd grade - level 13 and is in the process of applying for level 14. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States studying Ikenobo Ikebana with the Special Visiting Professors. She has traveled to Japan three times, attending lessons at the Ikenobo Headquarters in Kyoto. Recently Jeanne attended a special workshop on Free Style available to students holding certificates of level nine or above. The workshops were designed to train and certify those who attended to teach the new free style curriculum.

You can view the completed arrangements in the slideshow below or on our Photo gallery page or on our Facebook page.

You may select the Workshop Photos link to see all the arrangements from this and previous workshops.