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May 2023 - Sogetsu SFV Ikebana Workshop

Dear Ikebana International Los Angeles, Chapter No. 4 Members and Friends,

On Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 11:00 am, at the USC Pacific Asia Museum, located in Pasadena, CA, attend an ikebana workshop facilitated by the Sogetsu School of San Fernando Valley Branch: Cindy Utsinger. In this workshop, Cindy-sensei will demonstrate how to make a Sogetsu-style Ikebana using both fresh and unconventional materials ( honeycomb packing paper and fresh flowers ). Read a profile about Cindy below >>

Things to Bring to Ikebana Workshop:

  • Vase/vessel/Container: Any type of vase ( prefer not too small )

  • Kenzan: 1 Kenzan

  • Flower Scissors: Bring scissors

  • Additional items: Wire and wire cutter

  • Floral Materials: Provided

Workshop Fee

  • Members: $25

  • Non Members: $50 (Includes $25 workshop fee + $25 One-time only Introductory Membership fee providing Regular Membership benefits during time of membership)


Please register for this workshop by Wednesday, May 17, 2023, EOD.

Workshop will close when it reaches capacity. We look forward to your participation.

May 2023 Schedule

Pre-meeting social time will begin at 11:00 am with coffee, tea and light refreshments; the meeting/workshop starts at 11:30 am.


Workshop Room at USC Pacific Asia Museum: 46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101


Participants are encouraged to carpool, walk, take a taxi or ride the Metro to Ikebana International Los Angeles events at the USC Pacific Asian Museum. There's limited onsite parking. In addition to metered street parking the following paid parking lots are a short stroll away.

  1. Plaza Las Fuentes - 135 N Los Robles Ave

  2. Paseo Colorado Subterranean - 300 E Colorado Blvd

  3. Los Robles - 400 E Green St

Is This Your First Ikebana Workshop?

About Cindy Utsinger

Cindy Utsinger, Deputy Director at the Sogetsu School of San Fernando Valley Branch.
Hi there, I'm Cindy Utsinger, Deputy Director at the Sogetsu School of San Fernando Valley Branch. My passion for Ikebana started 17 years ago when I took a class at UCLA with my Sensei at the time, Kyoko Kassarjian. Since then, I've obtained a level 1 teaching certificate and assisted Kyoko Sensei at her classes and events until her retirement in 2017.
Inspired by my time with Kyoko Sensei, I began teaching other interested students. I even held a workshop for Ikebana International in October 2019 with a theme of dry materials and fresh flowers at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. I also participate in our branch exhibitions and demonstrations and have even conducted a workshop on Zoom for my branch during Covid. These experiences have allowed me to learn more about Ikebana and work with new friends, all while passing on my own experiences.


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