Free Style Arrangements


Chapter Day Workshop - Free Style - Miniatures

Saturday, September 24, 2016

  • Registration will be available in September. Click on the link to RSVP if you are not a member. Members will be sent a link via email.
  • Time: 9am - 12 noon
  • Location: Scottsdale Senior Center (see map below)
  • Sensei: Linnea Storm
  • Lesson: Miniatures Free Style Workshop
  • Cost: FREE

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Remember to bring a container suitable for a Shoka,  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.



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.


Click here for a printable Workshop Checklist and Workshop Etiquette document




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.

Shimputai Shoka Workshop with Lauren Toth

Professor Fujii Our last workshop for the summer was taught by our Sensei Lauren Toth. Lauren has a wonderful rose garden and her yard is filled with plants that she specifically planted for use in ikebana arrangements. Lauren brought many different materials from her own garden for students to use in their arrangements.

Lauren’s interest in flower arranging came from her involvement with roses. As an accredited ARS horticulture and arrangement judge, she felt the need to expand her knowledge with the oriental schools. She was introduced to the Ikenobo school by her rose arrangement mentors in Ohio. She started study with the Cleveland Chapter in 2004 and earned her beginners Nyumon certificate there.

Lauren transferred to Phoenix in 2006 where she connected with the Arizona chapter and began studying with Sensei Pat Kuffler. She has since earned certificates bringing her to Kasho level (Teachers Assistant) and has completed the requirements for the Instructor level, Junkakyo. Lauren states that she love roses and all flowers and especially enjoy sharing her passion for them with others.

Treasurer David Payne presented Linnea Storm with her next certificate at the workshop. Linnea is now one of our highest ranked instructors in Arizona. We look forward to more workshops from her in the 2016-2017 season.



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


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