Nagiere Arrangements


Upcoming Workshop

Saturday, May 17, 2014 Late Spring Workshop

  • Registration Deadline: TBD
  • Time: 9am - 12 noon
  • Location: Scottsdale Senior Center (see map below)
  • Sensei: Linnea Storm
  • Lesson: Boat arrangement
  • Cost: Member: $25.00, Non-member: $30.00

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Remember to bring a container suitable for the arrangement,  hasami (scissors), kenzan, bucket and trash bag.

Class Reservations can be made by RSVP to Jan Jensen at or (480) 836-1486.

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

Make checks out to Ikenobo or Arizona. Checks should be sent to Jan 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.

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


Click here for a printable Workshop Checklist and Workshop Ettiquette document

The April Newsletter has been mailed to members. A copy is available here or under the Newsletter Archive link.

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Workshop Schedule
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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.

Shoka Shimputai Workshop with Sensei Pat Maguire

Professor Yoichi MizutaniStudents were honored to attend the April workshop which was a Shoka Shimputai, conducted by Sensei Pat Maguire. Pat has been studying Ikebana for 47 years and has achieved the ranking of “Sokakan”. This translates to: “Professor of Ikebana, 2nd Grade”.

Prior to the workshop, in recognition of her many accomplishments and as a ‘thank you’ for her expertise and guidance, Pat was awarded a lifetime membership to Ikenobo of Arizona.

Pat also recognized two students prior to the workshop by awarding them certificates for achieving the next level of achievement on their Ikenobo journey.

Bev Tall and Pat Maguire Linnea Storm and Pat Maguire

Bev Tall (above) and Linnéa Storm (right) both received certificates for achieving the grade of “Junkako” which is “Instructor of Ikebana, 1st Grade”. Congratulations to you both. This certificate represents great dedication and study in the Art of Ikebana. (Remember to have “Class Attendance Records” signed by the instructor when you attend a workshop so you receive credit for the workshop.)







In acknowledgment of the Easter holiday, Pat chose flowers that traditionally reflect this holiday -- Calla Lily, Yellow Freesia, and Tea Leaf. The arrangements were simple and elegant. As a result of Pat’s experience and knowledge, students came away from this workshop with an appreciation of Ikebana that only a seasoned Sensei can teach.



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