November Workshop Notice
When: 10:00a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019
Where: Eden Community Center, 710 Elgin Street, San Lorenzo
Instructor: Suiko Maruyama and assisted by Suisetsu Iwami
Theme: Morimono FEE $20*
Container: Chinese style tall vase or Chinese style bowl, lacquer, wood, or bamboo tray, or large lotus leaf (if you don’t have Chinese container, you can place materials in an ornamental fashion on a tray.)
Materials: fruits, vegetables, driftwood, autumn flowers -any type of flowers seen in paintings created by Chinese literati. (see examples below)
The theme for November’s workshop is Morimono. This style is a form of Bunjin. Bunjin, as you recall from August 2018 workshop notice, is based on flower arrangements featured in Chinese literati paintings. Morimono not only uses seasonal flowers and branches but adds fruits, vegetables, and sometimes driftwood to the composition (see examples). These must be displayed on a lacquer, wood, bamboo tray or a lotus leaf.
Suggested materials are pine, pinecone, pomegranate, lily, lily bulb, mandarin, persimmon, cockscomb, chrysanthemum, orchid, maple, grapes, chestnut, ornamental squash.
Morimono may be new to some – don’t let that deter you from attending. This is a great opportunity to learn this style. Suiko Maruyama and Suisetsu Iwami will help you with any questions you have. In fact if you want to contact them to confirm materials beforehand, you can reach them respectively at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
NOTE: BOARD MEMBERS, THERE WILL BE A BOARD MEETING FOLLOWING THE WORKSHOP
**RSVP by NOVEMBER 10**
THOSE PLANNING TO ATTEND MUST RSVP BY NOVEMBER 10 TO SUIKO MARUYAMA AT 510-915-1584 OR EMAIL HER AT MITSMARUYAMA@GMAIL.COM
*This workshop is open to all chapter members.
Guests are welcome to attend for a $20 fee (which increases to $25 after 2 visits). Guests should be sponsored by a member and the member must notify the workshop committee in advance.
If you have questions about this workshop, please email Mitsuko Maruyama at firstname.lastname@example.org.