Events

Sogetsu December/Holiday Workshop & Potluck luncheon
December 14, 2017       10:00am – 2:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Introduction of 50 Principles of Sogetsu #49 & 50 and demonstration of Holiday arrangement
Fee : $25.00 Includes white and green main materials, bring floral materials to add color and dish to  share

Sogetsu November Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
November 16, 2017        10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Introduction of 50 Principles of Sogetsu #47 & 48 and demonstration of choice
Fee : $10.00

Point of lesson ; Look for the materials you’ve never used, seen, unusual or overlooked before and try them. Same goes for the containers, try to make your own containers as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sogetsu October Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
October 26, 2017          10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Introduction of 50 Principles of Sogetsu # 44 ~ 46 and demonstration of choice
Fee : $10.00

Point of lesson ; Importance of Dense and Sparse parts in the arrangement.
Is the main feature the flowers or the container.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sogetsu September Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
September 28, 2017         10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Introduction of 50 Principles of Sogetsu #41 ~ 43 and demonstration of choice
Fee : $10.00

Point of Lesson ; Conditioning of Materials – Cutting under the water, Vinegar, Salt, Alcohol, Pump,
warm water etc. Try and learn which method works the best for certain materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition at Fair in the Park,  2017
Sept. 8~10th
Setup Sept. 7th from 10:00am at Garden Center

 Sogetsu August Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
August 24, 2017       10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Introduction of 50 Principles of Sogetsu #38 ~ 40 and demonstration of choice
Fee : $10.00

Point of Lesson ; The arrangement should be harmonized with the surroundings where it is placed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sogetsu July Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
July 27, 2017      10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Introduction of 50 Principles of Sogetsu #34 ~ 37 and demonstration of choice
Fee : $10.00

Point of lesson ; Pay attention to where you are going to place your arrangement.
You can create a large arrangement by using a collection of containers


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sogetsu June Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
June 22, 2017        10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Introduction of 50 Principles of Sogetsu #27 ~ 33 and Demonstration of Choice
Fee : $10.00

Point of lesson ; Pay attention to the choice of container as well as other components. Ikebana is an encounter of materials, container and the arranger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sogetsu May Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
May 25, 2017          10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Introduction of the 50 Principles of Sogetsu #22 ~ 26 and Demonstration of Choice
Fee : $10.00

Point of lesson ; While arranging, stand back and take a second look

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sogetsu April Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
April 27, 2017          10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Introduction of  50 Principles of Sogetsu #15 ~ 21 and Demonstration of choice
Fee : $10.00

Point of Lesson ; Basic Upright Style is the foundation of Sogetsu Ikebana. Learn and memorize
the position and the angle of three Main stems in Basic and Variations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sogetsu March Workshop at phipps Garden Center
March 23, 2017       10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Introduction of the 50 Principles of Sogetsu # 10 ~14 and demonstration of choice
Fee : $10.00
Point of Lesson ; When arranging Kakei, be aware of the space between Shin and Soe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sogetsu February Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
February 23, 2017     10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Introduction of the 50 Principles of  Sogetsu #5 ~ 9 and demonstration of choice
Fee : $10.00
Point of Lesson ; Mastering the Kakei-Ho (Refer to P-3 in Yellow Book) is the key to accomplish fast progress in Sogetsu Ikebana.
Let’s start with drawing Kakei-Zu (Diagram) before arranging .

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sogetsu January Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
January 26,2017     10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Introduction of the 50 Principles of Sogetsu # 1~4 and demonstration of choice
Fee : $10.00
Point of lesson; We need to emphasize one flower, one branch that were found in nature to make beautiful arrangements.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sogetsu December/Holiday Workshop and Potluck Luncheon
December 8, 2016     10:00am – 2:00pm at Phipps Garden Center
Instructor :  Reiko Nakajima
Theme : Holiday arrangements
Fee : $15.00 includes materials, RSVP to Reiko by Dec.1
Bring a dish to share

Some photos from Workshop and Luncheon, good work and good food!

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Sogetsu November Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
November 17, 2016        10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Demonstration : Variation #8 Nageire and Paying attention to the Container and to the Place Where the arrangement will be Put
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu October Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
October 27, 2016      10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Variation #6 Slanting Moribana and Vegetables and/or
Fruits in an Arrangement
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu September workshop at Phipps Garden Center
September 29, 2016          10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Variation #2 Slanting Moribana and Vines
Fee : $10.00

Exhibition at Fair in the Park, 2016 Sept. 9th through 11th
putting in date : Thursday, Sept.8th from 10:00am

Sogetsu August Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
August 25, 2016      10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Variation #3 Moribana and Kabuwake
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu July Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
July 28,2016     10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Demonstration : Variation #5 Moribana and Focusing on the Use of Water
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu June Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
June 23, 2016   10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Variation #3 Slanting Moribana and Showing Lines at Base
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu May Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
May 26, 2016     10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Variation #2 Upright Nageire and Vertical Composition
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu April Workshop at Phipps Garden Center ( Joint Workshop with I.I. Pittsburgh Chapter )
April 14, 2016     10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Demonstration : Variation #4 Upright Moribana and Composition of Mass and Line
Fee : $5.00 for I.I. member, $8.00 for Guest

Sogetsu March Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
March 24, 2016     10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Variation #1 Slanting Moribana and To be Viewed from all angles
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu February Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
February 25, 2016          10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Basic Slanting Nageire and Composition of Surfaces by Using Leaves
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu January Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
January 28, 2016           10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Basic Upright Moribana Reversed and Dried, Bleached or Colored Materials
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu December Workshop & Luncheon
December 10,2015        10:00am – 2:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima & Atsumi Sewell
Holiday arrangement
Fee : $25.00 includes container and materials
Bring a dish to share

Sogetsu November Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
november 19, 2015       10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Demonstration : Basic Upright Moribana and Composition of  Surfaces Made by Massing of Lines

Sogetsu October Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
October 22, 2015        10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Variation #4 Slanting Nageire and Composition of Mass and Lines

Sogetsu September Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
There will be NO September Workshop due to our 25th anniversary event scheduled on Sept. 25th

Sogetsu Pittsburgh 25th anniversary Celebration
September 25th, 2015      11:00am – 1:00pm
Demonstration and Luncheon at Southpoite Golf Club

Fair in the Park, 2015
We’ll be setting up the arrangements for the Fair on Thursday, Sept. 10
from 10:00am at Phipps Garden Center. If you’d like to participate please contact Reiko Nakajima

Sogetsu August Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
August 27, 2015     10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Variation #7 Floating Arrangement and
Composition of Straight and Curved Lines
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu July Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
July 23, 2015       10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Demonstration : Variation #5 Slanting, Moribana and Using Both Fresh and
Unconventional Materials
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu June Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
June 25, 2015      10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Variation #2 Slanting Moribana and Two or More Containers

Sogetsu May Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
May 28, 2015       10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Variation #2 Slanting, Nageire and Only One Kind of Material
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu April Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
April 23, 2015      10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Variation #1 Slanting, Moribana and Showing Lines at Base
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu March Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
March 26, 2015      10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Basic upright Moribana and Disassembling and Rearranging the Materials
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu February Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
February 26, 2015       10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Demonstration : Variation #1 Upright Nageire and Composition of Curved Lines
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu January Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
January 22, 2015         10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Basic Slanting, Nageire and Vines
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu December/Holiday Workshop and Luncheon
December 11, 2014     10:00am – 2:00pm at Phipps Garden Center
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Fee : $10.00 includes all the materials (RSVP by Dec. 1st)
Everyone brings dish to share

Sogetsu November Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
Canceled

Sogetsu October Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
October 23, 2014      10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Demonstration : Variation #3 and With Leaves Only
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu September Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
September 25, 2014   10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Variation #4 and Using both Fresh and Unconventional Materials
Fee : $10.00

Fair in The Park, 2014
Our arrangements will be on display at Phipps Garden Center as a part of
Fair in the Park, 2014, Sept 5 – 7.
Hours are Fri. 1:00pm – 7:00pm, Sat. 10:00am – 7:00pm and Sun. 10:00am -5:00pm
Please come and see!

Sogetsu August Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
August 28, 2014    10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Variation #5 and Two or More containers
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu July Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
July 24, 2014             10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Variation #1 and With Branches Only
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu June Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
June 26, 2014            10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Variation #3 and Only One Kind of Material
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu May Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
May 22, 2014             10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Demonstration : Variation #6 and In a Suiban Without Kenzan
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu April Workshop
April 24, 2014                10:00am – 1:00pm at Phipps Garden Center
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Variation #2 and Showing Lines at Base
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu March Workshop
Mar.27, 2014         10:00am – 1:00pm at Phipps Garden Center
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Basic Upright and Colors in the Same Tonal Range / in Contrast
Fee : $10.00

Cherry Blossom Festival at North Hills Art Center
when : Saturday, Mar.29 2014,  12:00 – 3:00pm
What : Tea ceremony, Bonsai demo & sale, Calligraphy demo with personalized
T-shirts for sale, Ikebana display, Kimono exhibit, Live Koto music
and children’s activities. Participants of the tea ceremony will take home
handmade ceramic tea bowl.
Tickets : Adults - $25 (all activities and tea ceremony),
Children under 12 – $8 (all activities except tea ceremony)
Registration : go to www.northhillsartcenter.org or call 412-364-3622

Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show
Mar.7 – 16 at David L Lawrence Convention Center
Putting arrangements in Mar. 6 from 1:00pm

Make your own Container  Pottery Class
Mar.1 & 22  1:00pm – 3:00pm at North Hills Art Center
Fee : $25.00

Sogetsu February
Workshop
February 27, 2014     10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Demonstration : Variation #1 Upright and Composition of Surfaces Made by
the Massing of Lines
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu January Workshop
January 23, 2014     10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Basic Slanting and Vertical Composition
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu December Workshop (Holiday Workshop & Luncheon)
December 12, 2013     10:00am – 2:00pm
Instructor : All instructors
Holiday Arrangement
Fee : $20.00 ( Includes materials )
* Bring a dish to share for the luncheon following the workshop

Sogetsu November Workshop (Joint Workshop with I. I. )
November 14, 2013    10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Lesson theme : Composition of Mass and Line (Straight or Curved)
Fee : $8.00

Sogetsu October Workshop
October 24, 2013     10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Variation #2 Slanting and Dried, Bleached or Colored Materials
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu September Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
September 26, 2013   10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Variation #4 and Repeating Similar Forms or Shapes
Fee : $10.00

Fair in the Park, 2013
We have our display at Phipps Garden Center as a part of Fair in the Park, 2013
Hours are Sept. 6, 1 to 7pmSept. 7, 10am to 7pm and Sept. 8, 10am to 5pm
Please come and see!

Sogetsu August Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
August 22, 2013    10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Variation #1 Slanting and Focusing on the Uses of Water
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu July Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
July 25, 2013    10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Variation #7 and Two or More Containers
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu June Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
June 27, 2013   10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Demonstration : Variation #4 Slanting and Simplified Arrangement
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu May Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
May 23, 2013   10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Atsumi Sewell
Demonstration : Basic Slanting and Disassembling and Rearranging the materials
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu April Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
April 25, 2013    10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Variation #3 Upright and Composition of Straight Lines
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu March Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
Mar. 28, 2013    10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Beverly Jordan
Demonstration : Variation #3 Slanting and Composition Using Leaves Only
Fee : $10.00

Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show,   Feb 28 2013  2:00pm ~
Society of Contemporary Craft ,
Mar. 8, 2013 2:00pm ~
We’ll be putting arrangements in for these events, anybody interested in participating please contact Reiko ASAP

Sogetsu February Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
Feb. 28, 2013   10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Demonstration : Variation #1 Upright & Composition of Surfaces made by Massing of Lines
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu January Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
 
Jan. 24, 2013  10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Demonstration : Variation #2 Slanting & Using both Fresh and Unconventional material
Fee : $10.00

Sogetsu 2013 Workshop Schedule
Happy New Year!
Here is our 2013 Workshop schedule, the theme for the workshop will be announced in an e-mail reminder prior to the workshop. Dates are on the 4th Thursdays except Nov. & Dec.

January 24,  February 28,  March 28,  April 25,  May 23,  June 27,  July 25,
August, 22, September 26, October 24,  November 14,  December 12

Sogetsu December Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
(Holiday Workshop & Luncheon)

Dec. 13th   10:00am – 2:00pm
Instructor : All Instructors
Fee: $15.00 (All the materials included)
RSVP to Reiko by Dec. 5th
Bring a dish to share

Sogetsu November Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
(Joint Workshop with Ikebana International)
Nov.8th. 10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Using split bamboo (Bamboo will be provided)
Fee: $5 for I.I.member, $8 for guest

Chrysanthemum Festival at North Hills Art Center
Nov.3rd,  1:00 – 5:00pm
1:30pm  ~ Tea Ceremony,  3:00pm ~ Calligraphy workshop,
4:00pm ~ Sushi & Snacks
Pottery display & Sale by April West & Jeff Guerrero, Ikebana display by Sogetsu Pittsburgh Study Group
For tickets, please go to www.northhillsartcenter.com

Sogetsu October Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
Oct. 25th, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Vanda Wall
Using Vines or Berries,  Bittersweet vines will be provided
Fee: $10.00

Sogetsu September Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Beverly Jordan
Using Sunflowers,   Fee : $10.00

A Fair in the Park, 2012
Sept. 7 ~ 9 at Mellon Park
We’ll be displaying our bamboo structure and arrangement in the Mirrored Room at
Phipps Garden Center.
We’ll be setting up Thursday, Sept.6 2012 from 10:00am, if you’d like to participate please contact Reiko and bring a pair of gloves and pliers.

If you can’t participate please come and see our display.
Fair hours are: 1:00pm – 7:00pm Friday,  10:00am – 7:00pm Saturday,
10:00am -  5:00pm Sunday

Save the date!
Special Workshop with Master Instructor Mr. Tetsunori Kawana
August 23, 2012,  9:30am ~ at Phipps Garden Center
AM Workshop : Using leaves only, PM Workshop : Group Work on constructing wood pieces

Fee : $115 includes material & lunch
Registration by Aug. 9, 2012

Sogetsu July Workshop at Phipps Garden Center
10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor : Reiko Nakajima
Using Lilies,    Fees : $10.00

 

More coming soon

 

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