Fifteen enthusiastic people took part in an INTRODUCTORY CLASS held on Saturday, April 9 from 1:00 to 3:30 at the McNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy Street, Ottawa. Everyone had an opportunity to learn about the Ohara School of Ikebana and to make a simple. beautiful arrangement that they will be able to replicate at home. They met a number of teachers and had an opportunity to discuss opportunities for further classes.
DEMONSTRATION AND ANNUAL OHARA EXHIBITION, 2016: A demonstration of Ohara School techniques was held on March 1, 2016 in the auditorium of the Japanese Embassy and was appreciated by about fifty guests. The annual exhibition, titled Renaissance was held at the Japanese Embassy on March 5-6 and included many beautiful arrangements by Ohara School students and teachers.
WEBSITE: We hope members and visitors are enjoying browsing for information and news. Please explore the headers. For example, in the “About” item you will find a brief history of the School and the Chapter. Under “Ikebana Classes” you will find a list of teachers and details of their classes and how to contact them. Please watch for new additions.
LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE: On Sunday, January 17, 2016, an open house was held at Margaret Michael’s home in Nepean from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. Members took the opportunity to borrow and return ikebana books and journals. If members want to borrow books or journals please contact Margaret (see membership file or booklet for contact information). There are many excellent publications to enhance your ikebana practice.
QUILT RAFFLE: A beautiful ikebana-styled quilt made by Valerie Pryce with many helpers was raffled on October 2, 2015. Final additions to the coffers will be published when available.
SUMMER WORKSHOP with Marie-Eve Coupal: A very successful workshop featuring a modern arrangement with grapevine, sunflowers and hosta leaves was held on August 29, 2015.
EXHIBITION IN GANANOQUE: The annual Gananoque Fall Exhibition was held in Gananoque on Sunday, September 13, 2015
RIMPA WORKSHOP IN GANANOQUE: A successful Rimpa workshop was held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 Gananoque