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March Break Tulip Origami Workshop

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Let's welcome spring with tulips!

We are offering an origami workshop, making tulips and a small bunny too!  We will put them in a flower pot.  The flower pots will be decorated (using acrylic paints) by the participants too!

Date: Mar 16th (Wednesday)
Time: 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Place: the ikebana shop
Cost: $8 + HST.  All materials included

Max 10 persons.
Advance registration required. First come, first served!

Please call or email to book your spot!

Hope to see you there.

Origami-In-Motion Workshop

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UPDATED 20-Jan-2016:
We are postponing this workshop to Jan 31st, Sunday, same time 2:00-3:00 p.m.

The weather forecast for Jan 24th, Sunday, doesn't look very good.  It looks like a considerable amount of snowfall is expected!  

Apologies for the inconvenience.


We are planning our first for 2016 origami workshop on Jan 24th,  Sunday.  In this workshop, we will make origami that go in motion.  One is a pinwheel that will spin when you blow on it and the other is a spinning top! 

See a quick demo of the spinning top here!

 
 

Date: Jan 24th, Sunday
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Venue: our studio (right above the shop)

Cost: $8 plus HST per person.  All materials are included.
Max 10 persons.  Advanced registration is required.  First come, first served!

Please call or email to book your spot.
Tel (902) 407-0487
email: shop@theikebanashop.com

Hope to see you there!

Summer Arts Program 2015

Added on by the ikebana shop.

We have teamed up with some friends to offer the Summer Arts Program for children ages 8-10 years old at the Shambhala Centre!  It will be 5 days of fun, crafts and creativity.  Parents get to see a presentation on the final day.  Space is limited so please register as soon as you can!

Activities

Ikebana: the art of Japanese flower arranging,
based on 3 main elements: heaven, human & earth.

Gagaku: Ancient Japanese Court Dance and Music. We learn simple percussion on the drum, and its accompanying dance. The
movements are clear and open.

Calligraphy: disciplines of brushwork moving into open forms. We start with black ink and classical forms and move into color and free forms.

Origami: the art of Japanese paper folding. A great tool in developing spatial reasoning and geometric understanding, origami also teaches patience and concentration.

Etegami: means “picture letter.” It is a picture and a message. There are no rules Just draw and write what you feel in a moment of inspiration.

Bookmaking: each child creates a hand-made book

Teachers

Miyako Ballesteros is a qualified instructor in the Sogetsu School of ikebana. She owns the ikebana shop (6417 Quinpool Road, Halifax, NS). Miyako is passionate about sharing Japanese culture. Apart from ikebana lessons, she also conducts workshops in origami and etegami at different venues such as her shop studio, IWK, Dalhousie University, Halifax Public Libraries, etc.

Sarah Cox holds a Certificate in the Performing Arts in Dance from Naropa University. She is a long time student of Japanese Court Dance and also studies calligraphy and Japanese Tea Ceremony. She has taught children as well as adults for many years.

Jamie Pratt, Halifax representative of the Japanese Paper Place (Toronto), has long been fascinated by bookmaking arts. Through many workshops and studies she has learned various handmade book techniques and produced her own books.

For further information and registration:
Please contact Jeff Scott at the Shambhala Centre, tel 902-420-1118 ext 131.
Email: pathandculture@gmail.com

P.S. Healthy snacks will be provided but participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

Spring Origami Workshop

Added on by the ikebana shop.

It's really finally spring time! :-)

We are planning an origami workshop on May 23rd, Saturday.  In this workshop, we will make a Morning Glory wreath and a butterfly! 

Date: May 23rd, Saturday
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Venue: our studio (right above the shop)

Cost: $8 plus HST per person.  All materials are included.
Max 10 persons.  Advanced registration is required.  First come, first served!

Please call or email to book your spot.
Tel (902) 407-0487
email: shop@theikebanashop.com

Hope to see you there!

Say Hello To OrigaMirna

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It is always a pleasure to meet another person who shares an interest in one of the things we are passionate about: ORIGAMI!  Mirna is originally from Croatia.  She moved to Canada with her husband and four-year old daughter in 2013.  She recently visited our shop and brought with her a lot of origami energy in the form of these mini kusudama set as mini origami trees.

Kusudama is a type of origami where many identical pieces (usually conical or pyramidal) are sewn (or glued) together to form one ball of flower.

Kusudama-making images courtesy of Mirna Blažinčić Čonkaš.

Mirna's love for origami began when a cousin introduced her to the art.  She was 8 years old.  She was fascinated by the fact that a sheet of plain square paper could be transformed into something complex (though not necessarily so!) and beautiful.  In time, she not only learned more complicated pieces but also came to appreciate the process itself.  

 
The process of folding a complex model is like meditation. I forget about plans for the next day. All worries and fears disappear. And when I’m finished, in addition to a beautiful flower or a mysterious unicorn, I feel relaxed, refreshed and empty-­minded. In a positive way, of course.
 

We are happy to have some of Mirna's work available at the shop.  Every piece is unique and made with plenty of love, patience and attention to detail.  All hand-made, of course!

Please also visit her facebook page to see what else she's been up to!

 
Although I’ve learned many complex models since then, I’m always happy to return to the crane and try fold it as perfectly as possible.
 

Image courtesy of Mirna Blažinčić Čonkaš.

March Break Pokémon Origami Workshop!

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Do you like Pokemon?

We are planning an origami workshop for the spring break  We will make 3 versions of Pikachu.  Participants will also get a free Pokémon sticker set in a little Poké Ball container! Please see the poster.

Date: Mar 21st, Saturday
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Venue: our studio (right above the shop)

Cost: $8 plus HST per person.  All materials are included.
Max 10 persons.  Advanced registration is required.  First come, first served!

Please call or email to book your spot.
Tel (902) 407-0487
email: shop@theikebanashop.com

If we get fully booked and more people are registering, we might have another workshop at 3:00-4:00 p.m.  But this is not guaranteed yet.

Hope to see you soon!

Holiday Origami Workshop

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Updated Dec 7th, 2014:

Thank you to all who attended the workshop.  We hope you enjoyed.  These two young ladies certainly did! :-)


Updated Dec 2, 2014, 4:00 p.m.:

The 3:00-4:00 p.m. workshop is also now fully booked.  Thank you all!


Updated Dec 2, 2014, 10:00 a.m.:

The second workshop (3:00-4:00 p.m.) is confirmed!  We have a few spaces left.  Thanks and see you soon!


Updated Nov 29, 2014:

The 1:00-2:00 p.m. workshop is now fully booked.  Thank you very much!

We will start accepting bookings for a 3:00-4:00 p.m. workshop.  We will have the second workshop if we get a minimum of 6 participants.

Wait-listing (in case of cancellation) for the 1:00-2:00 p.m. workshop is also welcome.


We are planning an origami workshop in the first week of December where we will make some Christmas ornaments.  We will also string them up and maybe add some ribbon and beads.  

Date: Dec 6th, Saturday
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Venue: our studio (right above the shop)

Cost: $7 plus HST per person.  All materials are included.
Max 10 persons.  Advanced registration is required.  First come, first served!

Please call or email to book your spot.
Tel (902) 407-0487
email: shop@theikebanashop.com

If we get fully booked and more people are registering, we might open another workshop at 3:00-4:00 p.m.  But this is not guaranteed yet.

Hope to see you soon!

The Origami Workshop Was Fun

Added on by the ikebana shop.

A big THANK-YOU to everyone who participated in our origami workshops last Saturday (Mar 15th).  We had only planned one session but had to add one more to accommodate everybody!  We hope everyone enjoyed.

Until the next workshop, please continue with your origami pursuits!

If you missed it and wish to be informed of future origami workshops, please give us your email address and we will put you on our "origami mail list"!  

Find out more about our origami workshops here.

 

Photo by the ikebana shop.  All rights reserved.

March Break Origami Workshop

Added on by the ikebana shop.

Learn something new during March break!  Come join us for an early afternoon origami workshop on March 15th (Saturday) 1:00-2:00 p.m.  

We've added a second session 3:00-4:00 p.m. to accommodate more people!  

 
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We are going to learn how to make a wreath of tulips.  Then we'll string up a few pigeons and you can hang them like a mobile.  Finally, we make an origami whale greeting card.  It's going to be fun!

The workshop fee is $7 (plus HST) per person.  This includes the cost of materials.  It will be at our studio...right above the shop!

Workshop is limited to 10 participants.  Pre-registration is required.  Call or email us to book your spot.  See you there!

 

Origami Crane Tree

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Have you seen our shop window recently?

We made a Christmas tree out of origami cranes!

There are about 50 origami cranes per line...so that makes about 250 cranes! (Disclaimer: We did not make an accurate count!)

We also had fun with the colours.  Do you like the rainbow gradations?  :-)

It's lovingly hand-made, of course!

...and look who is peeking underneath the tree.  :-)

Please drop by the shop and see the real thing.  It will be on display till the end of December.  See you soon!

 

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