Aya Shibata, floristry teacher

Aya Shibata

President of Ikenobo Ikebana Society (Sydney)

location_on Chatswood, Sydney

local_activity classes: IkebanaFloristry

5.0 (3)

I started learning Ikebana since when I was ten, and studied graphic design after high school. My design background is what makes my approach to Ikebana particularly distinctive. I studied in Kyoto for three years, and received a diploma of Ikebana teaching. I've been teaching ever since, for decades, and I still enjoy it very much.

I was born in Fukuoka, and spent the first half of my life in Japan, but came to Australia in the 90s to indulge in Australia's ocean lifestyle. The sea continuously inspires me, and I've developed a passion for surf art. I paint on canvases, as well as seashore gems like sea glass and driftwood. The unique style of my surf art is shaped by my knowledge of Ikebana.





Neeta Patel Apr 2024

Aya and Yuki were fantastic teachers who patiently taught me the basics of ikebana. They also demonstrated how to embrace minimalism in freestyle arrangements. Overall, a great learning experience!

Ikenobo Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Neeta Patel - Sydney

Ruth Eckstein Nov 2023

Aya is a wonderful teacher and shares interesting design principles.
Looking forward to another session.

Ikebana Floral Art Class review by Ruth Eckstein - Sydney

Teacher's response

It's nice to meet you, and it's very please to teach you. Please keep practice Aya.

Yiwei Li Oct 2022

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Everyone in the class was friendly and Aya San really pays attention to what your personal preference is in style and colors and gives you advice based on that. Was lovely to bring home the little floral gift bag as well.

Floristry class review by Yiwei Li - Sydney
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