June 22nd Branch Workshop - Fun with Sticks Sahshah Kosen Middleton, our demonstrator, began her studies of Sogetsu at age 8. She presented several innovative ways of using “sticks” in arrangements and taught techniques of mechanically supporting and enhancing flower materials using sticks. CLICK HERE WORKSHOP PHOTOS
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 quarterly workshops, 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 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. CLICK HERE for photos from the workshop