About a month ago, we had the opportunity to present ikebana to a class in Japanese culture at St. Mary's University. A number of students were very interested to learn more and so a hands-on workshop was organized on Nov 15th, 2016.
The students learned about how to view branches and discern the front and back. They also practiced measuring and clipping to gain proper proportions in the arrangement. It was great to see how seriously they took to the task. Their attention to detail was commendable.
After the hard work, everyone was happy with their arrangements! It was indeed a pleasure to study ikebana with the students. Thank you for being wonderful participants in the workshop!
A big thank you to St. Mary's University President, Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray, for his gracious support. And, special thanks to Dr. Alexandre Avdulov of the Department of Modern Languages for organizing everything!