News - Our Next Workshop "Holiday Arrangements" December 2nd in San Mateo 1:30 pm-3:30 pm Betty Koho Jetter will present a program of festive arrangements, including making a pair of kadomatsu, the traditional New Year’s arrangements that are placed outside the main door of residences and businesses in Japan. Ron Kodo Brown will then demonstrate festive holidays Ikebana arrangements, followed by a hands on workshop.
Welcome to the Sogetsu San Francisco Bay Area Branch. Established March 24 1973, the Branch has over 40 years of presenting and sharing the art of Sogetsu Ikebana with our community. Through the Branch’s programs, we hone our members’ artistic skills, mindful of the words of Sogetsu’s founder, Sofu Teshigahara (1900 – 1979), that “Ikebana is a formative art” which stresses individual creativity. Please look through the galleries and enjoy a selection of Sogetsu members' creations. We hold 10 workshops a year, focused on developing our Sogetsu skills. Through our biennial flower shows, ArtScapes, we present the artistry of Sogetsu Ikebana to the Community.
Metal Sculpture Workshop with Artist John Toki Specialized techniques creating metal art for Ikebana
The renowned Bay Area metal artist, John Toki hosted the SFBA Branch on August 12th at his studio in Richmond, CA
We made one of a kind vessels, vases and creations out of piles of scrap metal. It was transformative, creative and just plain fun.
The Branch had a Demonstration and workshop “Complimenting an Art Work”. This workshop was lesson 5-20 in the Textbook #5. Yoshiko Hogetsu Williams and Jane Suiei Naito, both alumni of the Bouquet to Arts Show, ably demonstrated the concept of tying an Arrangement to a Artwork. Click here for photos from the workshop