February 14th, 2017 - "A Valentines Celebration" by   Rena Foley at a Monthly Meeting.  Using non-living red materials in your arrangement.  These may include paper, fabric, plastic, painted wood, etc.

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January 10th, 2017 - "Miniatures" by  Betty Allison & Elaine Sigler at a Monthly Meeting.  Participants will create an arrangement using several tiny containers placed in clusters. The goal of miniatures is to focus on the individual elements of the floral material and their placement to create an  arrangement.  Materials required include:5-7 small containers small flower or leaf material and Floral Scissors.

March 14th, 2017 - "Using Glass Containers" by Inge Holland at a Monthly Meeting.  We all have glass containers that we want to use. While ceramic containers absorb light, glass containers reflect  (refract) it.  Most ikebana arrangers use transparent glass containers, but colored glass is also beautiful.  When using transparent containers, remember that glass acts like a lens and magnifies whatever is inside, so it is best not to use a kenzan, or if you do, cover it with bamboo, stones, colored wires, marbles or vines. Bend  branches to prop them against the wall of the container.  The amount of water used is also important.  The arrangement should be thought of as consisting of 3 parts:  the area under water, the area between the water line and the top of the container and the space outside the top of the container.

Creating eye-catching exhibits for the Florida State University Museum or doing workshops for Local Clubs, Children  and Assisted Living Facilities, we work as a team with everyone contributing their creativity and expertise, and we have a lot of fun doing it.

The Ikebana community is in Melbourne, FL, The United States and 48 other countries.  Click MORE to find out who we are.