Contemplative Approaches to Artmaking Classes

in Victoria, BC

Monthly 4-week sessions March - April 2020

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DON'T MISS THESE VICTORIA CLASSES
The Language of Flowers
Monthly sessions - March-April 2020
This class is an ongoing all-levels Ikebana study group with guided meditations and the creation of arrangements. Winter practice will concentrate on the basics of heaven, earth and "human" elements. As spring arrives we will share our love of local plants and flowers accessing them from a local grower.
 
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Spontaneous Brush
Monthly sessions - March-April 2020
Bring in the new year with this weekly all-level ongoing class. Each one begins with a guided meditation and a new step-by step demonstration for using a variety of dry and wet media on Arches and Japanese washi papers. Students then will bring this learning to their own creative practice and process. 
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The Language of Flowers Classes - Ikebana Study groups

 

This class is offered in the spirit of the generosity of my sensei, master ikebanist, Madame Seibi Watanabe, age 96. It is through her artistry, and great skill that she emanates the best in warriorship in a living, contemporary context based on the Sogetsu School of arranging. Any merit I have gained is because of her relentless kindness.

Winter practice will concentrate on the basics of heaven, earth and "human" elements, supporting materials, mostly in suiban and other low vases, followed by nageire, and other vessels. We will share our love of local plants and flowers as spring arrives accessing them from a local grower.

 

We begin and end our classes with short periods of guided meditation. Demonstrations from the Five Book Curriculum will be offered and then practiced by new and seasoned students. Time permitting, intermediate Sogetsu students may additionally create a second arrangement* according to their experience/workbook. Viewing, critique and suggested adjustments precede the dismantling of your arrangement. You can take your materials home and practice re-creating.

 

* to be discussed

Dates and Registration

4 week sessions offered in March and April, 2020

To be notified of exact dates and places, for updates or to register for this and other Victoria classes, please email heather:

hmidoriy@gmail.com

 

IMPORTANT: please mention the name of the workshop and your level. Registration is confirmed upon payment.

Fee

Paid at least one week in advance:

  • $165 for a 4 consecutive-class package

  • $45 per class

 

Payment in advance via e-transfer (hmidoriy@gmail.com), or by cheque made out to HM Yamada and sent to HM Yamada 1148 Goodwin Suite #101, Victoria BC V8S 5H2

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Spontaneous Brush Classes

 

Bring in the new year with weekly all-level ongoing classes. Heather Midori Yamada, will lead short periods of guided meditation followed by step-by step art demonstrations with class time. Each week new topics will be presented which the student can practice and adapt to their own previous learning. The goal of the classes is learning through fun and engagement,  students are encouraged to practice between sessions. Drawing, using dry and wet media , watercolour, mixed media , ink/acrylics on Arches, and Japanese washi papers, are a few of the techniques offered.

Dates and Registration

4 week sessions offered in March and April, 2020

To be notified of exact dates and places, for updates or to register for this and other Victoria classes, please email heather:

hmidoriy@gmail.com

 

IMPORTANT: please mention the name of the workshop and your level. Registration is confirmed upon payment.

Fee

Paid at least one week in advance:

  • $165 for a 4 consecutive-class package

  • $45 per class

  • Add $5 to your fee if you require student-provided materials (see MATERIALS below)

Payment in advance via e-transfer (hmidoriy@gmail.com), or by cheque made out to HM Yamada and sent to HM Yamada 1148 Goodwin Suite #101, Victoria BC V8S 5H2

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