Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

Flowers to heal the soul

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Floristry
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Japanese Culture
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Kid Friendly

TIME

STUDENTS

1 - 15

PRICE

pp

Description


Make stunning Japanese-style flower arrangements with Setsuko Yanagisawa, who has over thirteen years of experience in floristry, specialising in the ‘Ikebana’ technique.

Go behind the scenes at one of Sydney’s most renown floristry boutiques. In the tranquil surrounds of her workshop, you'll be transported away into a place of bliss and peace. Class sizes are purposely kept small to keep the experience intimate, and to ensure that you get enough one on one attention and feedback.

You’ll learn about the fascinating history of Ikebana, which in Japan is one of the three classical arts of refinement. You'll get unique tips and secrets on how best to combine elements, patterns and textures to create a cohesive masterpiece, as well as the logistical foundations of how to fasten and secure the flowers and their stems, and much, much more. Create your own floral arrangements with your new knowledge and skills, from the season's freshest blooms. Setsuko will guide you but also give you space to be creative. Discover the elegance of simplicity, how less can be more.

Take the flowers home with you. Practice and decorate your living space, or give someone a heartfelt gift. You’ll be amazed by what you’ll invent with your own two hands!

Great for both individuals and groups. Each student in each class will make their own arrangement.

The class is held right next to Yuga cafe, so you can make this workshop part of a nice day out.


Regular classes can have up to 10 students; however this teacher can take up to 15 students for special events.

Booking larger group events is easy. Just Request it.

library_books Knowledge Required

No knowledge required. Beginners most welcome.
For those who have already done another flower arranging class before, this class can show you an interesting new perspective and give you some new skills.

build Equipment Needed

Everything is provided. Just bring your enthusiasm!
You'll get to practice with a vase in the session, but you won't be able to take the vase home (though it's usually available for purchase on the day)

lightbulb_outline Suitable for

This class is ideal for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, special occasion, team building activity, baby shower, birthday, bucks party, corporate event or Christmas party.

Location


Ikebana Flower Arranging Class class location

170 St. Johns Road, Glebe, NSW

Teacher


I am a passionate qualified florist and teacher, with over 13 years of experience in the floral industry. I am the founder of Yuga Floral Design in Glebe, and regularly provide flower arrangements for Sydney University, Sydney restaurants like Masuya Group, weddings, and more.

Flowers to heal your soul.

I am specialised in Japanese (Ikebana) and European styles of arrangement.

Let's arrange flowers.


Teacher's Instagram

@yugasetsuko


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Verified reviews for this class

5

By (attended on 24 Nov 2018)


Setsuko was an engaging and patient teacher. Her studio was utterly charming and really emphasised the theme of the class. For the amount of pieces we made and flowers we used the price was more than reasonable. I highly recommend this as an introduction to ikebana and has certainly encouraged me to continue.

5

By (attended on 21 Nov 2018)


Teacher Setsuko is super lovely&informative.Big choice of seasonal flowers.Cosy space.Lots of fun.Highly recommend!

5

By (attended on 27 Oct 2018)


The ikebana class was very enjoyable, and we were able to recreate the flower arrangements at home. Setsuko has a lovely manner and gives helpful tips and feedback. Her short background on Japanese culture and history was relevant and interesting. The class was in her beautiful flower shop,, and the flowers were really fresh and varied. We learned some principles of ikebana that we can apply to any arrangements, and learned to appreciate this art form.

5

By (attended on 17 Oct 2018)


Setsuko was a great teacher - she discussed the history of Ikebana which was very interesting and then demonstrated some principles. There was so much variety of flowers and leaves to choose from and nothing seemed to be off limits. She discussed her craft with ease and provided some useful corrections to my attempts. I will look out for some other interesting classes in the future.

5

By (attended on 17 Oct 2018)


Had a great time. Had a lot of fun and also learnt the basic principles of ikebana. Setsuko is a very good teacher and explained it in a way that was easy to grasp. Would highly recommend.

5

By (attended on 6 Oct 2018)


A really wonderful, relaxing experience. The shop was beautiful and the flower selection stunning. Setsuko was a patient and knowledgeable teacher who really taught the art of ikebana as a soulful experience. It was great how she also shared some Japanese history to give you context for the development of Japanese culture. I thought that it was very reasonably priced as well. Thanks for a lovely afternoon!

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5

By (attended on 29 Sep 2018)


So much fun!!! Setsuko is sensational! We took the flower arrangement class and learned heaps. Will definitely come back to learn more! :)

4

By (attended on 20 Sep 2018)


It was a great class! Recommend the Ikebana session to everyone out there. Would’ve hoped to pick up more skills, but hopefully next time! Will be back.

5

By (attended on 15 Sep 2018)


This class was a great introduction to ikebana flower arranging and I really enjoyed it. The arrangements were simple to follow and the whole process was very relaxing.

Floristry workshop review by Rebecca

5

By (attended on 15 Sep 2018)


Wonderful class with a fun and interesting teacher. We made 3 different displays from gorgeous flowers and also got to take them home. Excellent class.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Lynne Jackson

5

By (attended on 8 Sep 2018)


We went to Setsuko's ikebana class as a gift for my mum's birthday who has been wanting to do an ikebana class for ages, and it did not disappoint! Setsuko was a wonderful teacher and we had a really great time learning how to arrange and maintain balance in our ikebana arrangements. We got to use lovely spring flowers and take them home, and it was really a great experience! Highly recommended.

Floristry workshop review by Janine Caburian Sydney

5

By (attended on 8 Sep 2018)


Thank you Setsuko for a great class. We did three different Ikebana arrangements, learning different techniques for different flowers and styles. I am taking my blossoms home to practise! Feeling very inspired.

5

By (attended on 4 Sep 2018)


A great introduction to ikebana. The venue for the class is a florist shop and is an ideal size for 4 or 5 students. Setsuko, the instructor, gave a short history of the art and then gave insight through practical involvement and individual encouragement. Fabulous selection of vases, kenzan and flowers.

5

By (attended on 4 Sep 2018)


Very good class in which I learnt 3 beautiful ikebana in one lesson :)

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Chan Wah

5

By (attended on 1 Sep 2018)


A great course, highly recommended. The teacher was very knowledgeable and made us all feel very comfortable.

5

By (attended on 18 Aug 2018)


It was just delightful. My friends and I did not want to go home. I would highly recommend it. It was a great balance between instruction and autonomy. Very beautiful and lovely setting.

5

By (attended on 28 Jul 2018)


A great lesson, filled with information, demonstrations and with plenty of useful equipment provided, all in a delightful florist shop setting A generous and most pleasant experience for myself and my two adult sons

5

By (attended on 28 Jul 2018)


I really enjoyed this class. As a novice when it comes to flower arranging I was not sure what to expect. Teaching on Ikebana flower arranging was excellent and everyone in the class was able to make three wonderful displays. It was very relaxing working on the displays. I will be recommending this to my friends.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Tracy Marshment

5

By (attended on 28 Jul 2018)


Great session. Lots of fun and some great ideas to practice on at home.

5

By (attended on 28 Jul 2018)


Really enjoyed this class very interesting, teacher was great!

5

By (attended on 21 Jul 2018)


A lovely, peaceful and creative way to spend your Saturday morning. The class was an absolute delight and the teacher very friendly and kind. We made 3 arrangements and learnt different presentation styles. An awesome experience!

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Sophia Solanki

5

By (attended on 14 Jul 2018)


This class was magical and beautiful. To learn from a true expert in Japanese flower making. I would highly recommend it for a different day out. Where art meets flowers meets beauty.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Scott Lee

5

By (attended on 11 Jul 2018)


Comfortable and welcoming workshop. Setsuko sensei was very knowledgeable and friendly! Will be back to take another class.

Floristry workshop review by Sasha Valdez

5

By (attended on 7 Jul 2018)


It was really fun and informative. Setsuko was knowledgeable and helpful. It’s my first ikebana class and I really enjoyed it, the set up, vibe and other students were also very delightful. It’s a great mindfulness exercise and I highly recommend it!

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Grace Shen

5

By (attended on 30 Jun 2018)


It was a great day - I really enjoyed the class and Setsuko-san was very friendly and helpful. We got to learn 3 different styles of arranging and even take home the flowers. I loved it. The complimentary drink was nice too, and the class size was just right so she can help us equally. Thank you!

Floristry workshop review by Justine Tran

5

By (attended on 30 Jun 2018)


Really lovely experience. Setsuko was friendly and informative, the setting was cosy and I now have several bouquets in my home <3

5

By (attended on 15 Jun 2018)


Really good. We celebrated our friend's birthday by attending the class. The teacher explained the meaning of Ikebana flower arrangement in the class. Very cozy class environment. I felt the sense of peacefulness when doing the flower arrangement.

4

By (attended on 3 Jun 2018)


A lovely morning working with flowers and foliage. Learning the basic principles of Ikebana, appreciating the simplicity and beauty in the art form. Thank you

5

By (attended on 30 May 2018)


Teacher was great, venue good, choice of flowers for class was excellent, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, it was also a great birthday present for my daughter who also enjoyed the class and looks forward to more. The teacher was obviously very experienced and we got to take the flowers home and practice what we had learned. The free coffee was a bonus we did not expect. Cannot thank you enough for a lovely morning.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Susan Ritchie

5

By (attended on 2 Jun 2018)


Class was really helpful and taught me lots. It was a relaxing way to start my weekend and I got to keep the flowers!

Floristry workshop review by Sophie Penkethman-Young

4

By (attended on 26 May 2018)


I loved this class - spending 2 hours amongst flowers in a flower shop for a start was just lovely! Setsuko was a patient and gentle teacher No pressure just an enjoyable relaxing experience Thank you

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Wendy Stahel Sydney

5

By (attended on 26 May 2018)


Thoroughly enjoyable class in a relaxed setting. Fun way to spend the afternoon learning something creative. Thank you Setsuko for making it fun and enjoyable.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Carole

5

By (attended on 16 May 2018)


It was lovely being in the flower shop and I loved getting the great coffee from next door as part of the friendly service. I found the instruction clear and there was lots of hands-on. Setsuko-san was very happy to respond to my many questions. I am enthusiastic to come back and learn more!

5

By (attended on 19 May 2018)


The teacher was wonderful. She gave students very good guidance and encouragement. Students have learnt the history of Japanese flower arrangement and three different flower arrangements by using seasonal flowers. A very impressive and enjoyable experience.

Floristry workshop review by Zehua Sydney

5

By (attended on 19 May 2018)


The teacher is really friendly and patient. We learned three different flower arrangement, which were really pretty and interesting.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Yuekang Hu

5

By (attended on 18 May 2018)


Setsuko was so lovely, the class was so much fun! It’s an easy to find location with lots of parking, and the workshop is beautiful. We got to choose from a range of vases and created 3 flower arrangements which all look beautiful together when you put them in a bouquet to take home.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Jenny Thammavongsa

5

By (attended on 14 May 2018)


Such a enjoyable class. The instructor is very patient and lovely. She has good skills to make my arrangements even better. My friend and I had a very relaxing time. We will come back again!

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Amelia Cai Sydney

5

By (attended on 28 Apr 2018)


The class was fantastic. Setsuko was excellent in demonstrating the arrangements. Highly recommended.

5

By (attended on 28 Apr 2018)


I absolutely loved it , as I am a kinaesthetic learner I need to do things in order to learn . I loved Setsuko and her wisdom , even being unwell she ran the class well ..

5

By (attended on 3 Feb 2018)


I absolutely LUV'D the Ikebana class, Setsuko was beautiful, great knowledge, awesome teacher, warm & superbly helpful with her eye for detail, attention to each person in the class

5

By (attended on 3 Mar 2018)


Setsuko was a wonderful teacher! The class was intimate and fun! Gorgeous seasonal flowers to play around with

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Marilina Ripoll

5

By (attended on 17 Mar 2018)


I went with a group of 3 girls and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely In the beautiful Glebe venue where the light-filled class room is surrounded and lightly scented by fresh flowers. From the mini history lesson on where Ikebana comes in the beginning of the class to the hands-on flower arrangement with Setsuko's assistance where you can let your imagination run wild. Will definitely recommend this workshop to everyone!

5

By (attended on 17 Mar 2018)


Loved the class, I bought it as a birthday present for my mum and we both enjoyed it. Setsuko provided feedback so felt like we got a lot out of it and we were able to take the fresh flowers we used home with us.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Stephanie

5

By (attended on 10 Mar 2018)


Was an awesome experience! Definitely recommended it and I can’t wait to go back

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Gabriela González

5

By (attended on 10 Mar 2018)


It was absolutely enjoyable! I will definitely join again. Friendly and relaxing.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Sasha  Sydney

5

By (attended on 1 Mar 2018)


A very enjoyable couple of hours in a lovely flower studio. The teacher was very knowledgeable and there were plenty of vases and flowers available to put the theory into practice. Definitely recommend to anyone interested in floral work.

5

By (attended on 3 Mar 2018)


I loved everything about this class. It was the best way to start off a Saturday morning. The teach is amazing and has so much knowledge and even gave a history lesson on Japan.

Floristry workshop review by Nikola

5

By (attended on 3 Mar 2018)


I enjoyed the class very much. The teacher explained a bit about history of ikebana in Japan, Coffee was offered and all materials supplied and could take flowers used in the lesson home. We made three different designs of ikebana and the teacher was helpful and guided us on our displays. Will defiintelty go back again.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Wendy

5

By (attended on 21 Feb 2018)


Setsuko began the class with a history of Ikebana. The two hours were spent using beautiful flowers and foliage, completing 3 different arrangements under the guidance of a great teacher. This class was great value for money, would recommend activity, great even if you have no experience with flowers. ( like me !! ) Thoroughly enjoyed it. :)

5

By (attended on 8 Feb 2018)


It was great fun arranging the flowers and Setsuko was very encouraging and easy to talk to- it’s a lovely way to spend some time.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Karen

5

By (attended on 3 Feb 2018)


The class was fun and I really enjoyed it. We were given 3 chances to try different techniques with different vases. Recommended!

4

By (attended on 3 Feb 2018)


A most interesting and creative class - three charming demonstrations by our teacher were enlightening, each creating a totally different effect. A great lesson of less is more. I look at containers and vases now with a very different eye. This lesson - beautiful gift.

5

By (attended on 3 Feb 2018)


The teacher was very friendly encouraging and helpful. Venue was ideal with lots of variety of flowers and foliage and wonderful coffee. Content was just right for a beginner.

5

By (attended on 31 Jan 2018)


Friendly, interactive class. Great teacher and very good value for money

4

By (attended on 18 Nov 2017)


Loved the class. Teacher is very knowledgeable and patient. I had no previous experience of ikebana but after 1class left feeling confident that I could produce something quite nice. Looking forward to doing more sessions.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Halina Sydney

4

By (attended on 4 Jul 2017)


Really enjoyed the class and have learned the basic ideas and skills of how to arrange the flowers

5

By (attended on 1 Jun 2017)


We did Setsuko's Ikebana flower arrangement class for my friend's hen's party. The class is set in a beautiful little workshop and has a wonderful relaxing atmosphere. We were taught how to create simple and beautiful flower arrangements, and had a wonderful time.

Q&A

Can you give a bit more detail about the specific types of flowers and other plants we will likely use in this class?
Sam

You will use seasonal flowers. Seasonality is important for the Japanese. Even with Australian natives. Below photos are some examples to give you an indication of what you'll work with, and create.

Ikebana flower arrangement

Japanese flower arrangement

Flower arrangement bouquet class

 

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