LAST CLASS for TERM II

On Thursday I held the last class for this term in Geelong. My four junior students were working on Book 1 exercises. Below is their work from the class.


Tess made a moribana 'slanting variation #1', using acacia baileyana and yellow chrysanthemums.


Helen M. made a moribana 'upright variation #2' using unidentified branch material and arum lilies.


Andrea made a moribana 'reversed basic upright' arrangement using oak and dutch iris iris x hollandica * ...


...as did Jo.

Christine said her first work was inspired by noticing a pool of water on the covering of a utility truck tray and leaves scattered on its surface. She has used the base of a palm frond and a single autumn leaf.

Returning to my Winter theme of last week: 
At the class I had set my senior students the combined exercise of 'making a winter arrangement' and 'emphasising water'. The students did this in two ways, one was to focus on the surface of the water and the other to focus on the transparent aspect of water. The photos below are of the first kind.


Ellie used a suiban with a dark glaze, which allows the surface reflection to show more clearly. She placed an interesting piece of tree-root across the suiban and added a cool white camellia. Two small petals float on the surface of the water.


Helen made two arrangements. In the first she used a deep bowl by Barry Singleton * , with a copper red glaze, and floated three small white roses on the water surface.




In her second work she has used a bowl by Graeme Wilkie * . She placed a piece of driftwood on the edge and contrasted it with two ornamental Kale heads.


Christine said her first work was inspired by noticing a pool of water on the covering of a utility truck tray and leaves scattered on its surface. She used the base of a palm frond to hold a small pool of water and floated a single leaf on the surface.


In a second 'minimal' work she arranged a stem of quince, stretching over the surface of water in a blue suiban.



Maureen arranged some branches of small pomegranates and Japanese maple leaves in a suiban with an inner orange glaze.

   
The morning after the class, she sent me this delightful photo of her second work taken in early morning light. Red grape-vine leaves and small green chrysanthemums lit from behind.

Lastly I am pleased to report that, after a silence of 1 year and 3 days, Lennart Persson has published a new posting on his Nordic Lotus blog on the subject of Chabana * .

Greetings from Christopher
11th June 2016

1 comment:

  1. Lovely and very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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