Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sogetsu Ikebana workshop (2)

6/8/2007, 1-3pm, teacher's workshop, "How to present effective and inspiring demonstration"
Keep audience captivated;
When you add materials, add some surprising effect, don't fall into their prediction.
Demonstration by Mr. Oki:
A large bamboo basket (with a container inside)
Mr. Oki first arranged green branches, then added sun flowers followed by anthuria. It was almost a complete arrangement. He then show the audience a bunch of willow branches and inserted it into the basket. It immediately added height. Then he bended one branch so it broke off the bundle. As everyone thought it was done, he showed a large piece of dried palm seed pod and placed against the branches. Quite dramatic.

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