Ikebana Floristry Class for Beginners

Enjoy an Ikebana worksop for your special occasion

1.5 hours Class size 10 to 90     label $100
Learn the essence of basic Ikebana flower arranging in this hands-on class for beginners!
You will enjoy the relaxing and contemplative process of Ikebana flower arranging as you create your own arrangements. You may also find yourself re-energised through the magic of touching the beautiful gifts of nature.
The session starts with a brief discussion on the historical and sociocultural aspects of Ikebana. Then, you will make a basic arrangement to learn the traditional design principles, and a freestyle arrangement to learn how to express yourself through Ikebana.
At the end of the class, you will have an opportunity to have an individual consultation with Shoso and share the philosophy behind your unique arrangements with other participants.
You will arrive with nothing and leave with a flower work of art and the inspiration to make many more!
This workshop is ideal for special events such as hen's parties, team building activities or a cultural event.
Please note: This is a tailored training program. If you have a group of people interested in Ikebana, we can arrange a workshop for you. You can choose a date or venue. Please select the 'Request' option.
Knowledge required
What you'll get
Your very own Ikebana arrangement.
What to bring
No requirements, just bring yourself.
Suitable for

This class is great for a hens party.


Your teacher can travel within 50 kms of Melbourne, to a venue of your choice

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Shoso Shimbo
Shoso Shimbo

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Shoso Shimbo PhD is a certified teacher of Ikebana and has over 30 years experience in Ikebana. He studied under the late Sogetsu Head Master, Hiroshi Teshigahara.
Shoso was selected by Belle magazine as one of six “Australia’s top floral designers” and has won multiple awards including the Gold Award at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. His work was selected for the prestigious publication, International Floral Art 2014/2015 & 2016/2017, Stichting Kunstboek (Belgium).
His sculptural works have been featured in some of the major contemporary art exhibitions including the Toyota Sculpture Exhibition, Lorne Sculpture, Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award Finalists Exhibition, Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and the New Wave Art Festival at the NGV.
He won the Arnold Bloch Leiber Prize at the Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition 2017. His recent commissions include a public work of art for the Archibald Award Exhibition 2015 at the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Wye River Project as part of the Lorne Sculpture 2016.
A common theme through many of his works is harmony with nature's organic order and the relationship between man and nature, where man is a part of the natural order rather than the owner of it.
Shoso has an MA in Japanese Studies, a Master of Fine Art and PhD in Education. He is also qualified as a garden designer (Japan Horticultural Society) specialising in Japanese gardens. He is a directer of International Society of Ikebana Studies and he teaches Japanese Aesthetics at RMIT Short Courses.

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