Nagiere Arrangements


December Workshop - Rose Garden

Saturday, December 20, 2014

  • Click on the link to RSVP if you are not a member. Members will be sent a link via email.
  • Time: 1pm-4pm
  • Location: Mesa Rose Garden, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ (see map below)
  • Sensei: Marylou Coffman
  • Lesson: nageire
  • Cost: $25.00-members, $30.00-non-members

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 Jan Jensen at 16833 E. Kingstree Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. 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 Jan Jensen at or (480) 836-1486.

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 School, Scholl at (480) 991-0133 or email: . An electronic copy (without the members list) is included here or via the Newsletter archive.

The Fall Newsletter is available and has been sent to members. 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.

November Workshops with Sensei Linnea Storm

Jeanne HolyIkenobo of Arizona President Linnea Storm was the instructor for our November nishuike shoka workshop. The Sensei led the class in the maze-ike variation. This style uses two materials of differing quality and form to create an arrangement that works together in beautiful harmony. Purple fountain grasses were combined with alstromeria flowers to create an airy and unique arrangement. .

Linnéa has been studying Ikenobo Ikebana here in Arizona for about 10 years. In addition to attending workshops here, she also studied at the Ikenobo Headquarters in Kyoto. Linnea creates arrangements for the tokonoma at the Phoenix Art Museum on a regular basis. She has contributed an arrangement at the Phoenix Art Museum's Arts and Flowers event and has participated in the annual Ikebana exhibit at PAM. She has also arranged flowers for the Japanese tea house at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix. Currently she holds the Junkako Instructor’s Certificate.

You can view pictures from the workshop below or on our Facebook page.

To view larger images, you may select the Workshop Photos link to see all the arrangements from this and previous workshops.




Containers from the Collection of Janet Ikeda

Janet IkedaIkenobo Ikebana Society of Arizona expresses profound gratitude to Janet Ikeda for the donation of containers from her collection. We thank Janet for making these vases available to us. Our arranging flowers in them will ensure that her love of Ikenobo ikebana continues.

You may view all off the containers from the Collection by clicking on the image below or by clicking on this link.

Janet Ikeda Container 
Please contact Linnéa Storm with questions or to arrange a viewing or purchase. (Phone: 480 483-8307; email: