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Contemplative Approaches to Artmaking Classes

in Victoria, BC

Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends January - April 2020

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DON'T MISS THESE VICTORIA CLASSES
The Language of Flowers
Friday mornings and weekends January - 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.
 
More info below...
Spontaneous Brush
Wednesday afternoons January - 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 Weekday and Weekend 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

**ALL DATES AND LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE: CONTACT hmidoriy@gmail.com

 

Dates: from January 10 or 18, 2020 to April, 2020

Class 1: Friday mornings starting January 10th

Time: 10 am-12:30 pm weekly 

 

Class 2: Weekend afternoons starting January 18th

NOTE: Starts on Saturday afternoons on January 18th and switches to Sunday afternoons after three weeks

  • Saturdays January 18 & 25, and February 1, 2020

  • Sundays February 9 to April, 2020

Time: 1 pm-3:30 pm weekly

 

Location:  647 Michigan St., Suite 202, Victoria BC

(*please arrive and gather 10 mins before class at front outside door)

Registration: Classes are taught in modules of 4 weeks starting at the beginning of the month. Please contact me for more details.

 

Click here to send a message to Heather to register.

IMPORTANT: Please mention the name of the workshop and the dates you wish to attend, as well as 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: Wednesday afternoons from January 8, 2020 to April, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm weekly

Location:  Suite #212 -- 824 Johnson St, Victoria BC (temporary location for January)

 

Registration: Classes are taught in modules of 4 weeks starting at the beginning of the month. Please contact me for more details.

 

Click here to send a message to Heather to register.

IMPORTANT: Please mention the name of the workshop and the dates you wish to attend, as well as 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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