Free Style Arrangements


Special Holiday Workshop at the Rose Garden

Saturday, December 19, 2015

  • Click on the link to RSVP if you are not a member. Members will be sent a link via email.
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Mesa Rose Garden (see map below)
  • Sensei: Marylou Coffman
  • Lesson: Free Style
  • Cost: $15.00- members, $20.00-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 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.

Nishuike Shoka Workshop with Linnea Storm

David PayneOur Sensei, Linnea Storm is recently back from Kyoto, Japan, where she attended workshops at Ikenobo headquarters. These special workshops are held for 'Westerners' and only occur every four years. Out Sensei and President was able to share many wonderful stories from her trip. class enjoyed special insights from Linnea that she gained from her instructors.

Our workshop was a nishuike shoka with nejime. This shoka uses 2 materials and is done in the traditional (Shofutai) style. The main material is primarily leaves and the second flower material is used as tai.

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.