Introduction to (ohana) Flower Path Celebration-Heaven, Earth & Humanity in a Floating Arrangement with Alexandra Shenpen, Sensei
11:30 – 1:30pm EDT
Saturday, August 29 (Part 3 of 3)
Come to all three or just when you can!

All ages invited to Opening to the Path/way of Ohana (flowers, including grasses, trees, all plantlife)(Ikebana or Kado). This is a 3 part series. Can be taken all together or just come to one class.

Alexandra Shenpen, Sensei, has studied Ikebana/Kado through Kalapa Ikebana and the Sogetsu School for over 25 years. She teaches extensively at Naropa University, meditation centers, public venues, and privately. She is also a psychotherapist in private practice. She has been appointed a Master Instructor for Kalapa Ikebana and is a Riji of Sogetsu Ikebana.

Materials Needed:
***A Simple, wide open bowl of water, can be transparent or not (no pattern, or minimal is best) (glass, plastic, wood, metal- doesn’t matter, just plenty of water surface)
***pair of scissors/shears
***smaller bowl of water to cut stems in (Mizugiri - water care for flower as Guest)
***a blossoming stem (from which you can cut one or more blossom/s)
***a leaf/several leaves of same plant/ indoor or outdoor, doesn’t matter
*** (optional)*a length of vine or twig, longer than diameter of the first bowl of water
*** tray or mat to gather things on
***damp cloth to lay over plant materials whilst they await your hands & heart
*** washcloth or such for spills.

Gathering from outdoors is best done early morning after plants have rested & gathered dew at night after Heat of day, with cool or dark place to rest in a bucket/pitcher of clean water at home until workshop

You may attend the workshop whether you make something or not. Listeners/observers welcome to participate as such.
Don’t let the preparation list be an obstacle, given COVID limitations on getting out & about. Buying or cutting materials yourself are both fine.

Signup Below if you'd like to participate in this offering! Once you submit your signup, you will receive the Zoom link in the confirmation email. If you have any trouble getting into gathering, text Tracy at (802) 734-7724.

A note about the "donation based" offerings:
For some of our teachers, sharing their time with others is how they make a living, and we feel strongly that we need to support them as much as possible. Please make an offering to either the presenter or to KCL Family Camp Council so we can be sure we compensate teachers for their time, magic and skill.
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