Ikebana Flower Arranging Class for Beginners

Ikebana brings beauty to any living space



2 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $60 - $75 or 4 payments of $15 - $18.75 Afterpay
($60 for Ikebana Flowers without Ceramic Bowl, $75 for Ikebana Flowers with Ceramic Bowl)



In-person classes are permitted in Queensland, under the state government's guidelines

Your teacher, Lily Karmatz is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

In this beginner's class you will learn the art of Ikebana.

Bring nature into your living space and add beauty to your home with the art of contemporary Ikebana. Ikebana helps you meditate while working with flowers, branches and greenery. Discover the beauty of nature through exploring the qualities of plant materials.

You will learn to create a freestyle contemporary Ikebana arrangement based on the design principles of the traditional Ikebana. Guided by an experienced Ikebana teacher, the workshop begins with the introduction of Ikebana history and its zen philosophy, a floral demonstration using the tools and techniques.

Come with an open mind and creative interest, return with your artistic creation and the inspiration to create many more arrangements.

Ikebana is an art form that can be shared with and enjoyed by the whole family bringing beauty to the living space.

The classes are held in a specially built art and Ikebana studio set in the tranquil garden of the artist residence

Special workshops for learning about Ikebana, materials and techniques, can be arranged for private groups, clubs, organisations, schools and others. A minimum of 4 participants, adults or children, are welcome. The fee varies from the type of workshop and workshop space.


What you'll get
Students are eligible for a certificate of achievement issued by the Sogetsu Ikebana School of Japan on completion of 20 lessons. The certificate can be applied for on your behalf at a small fee paid to the Sogetsu Ikebana School in Japan. Certificates can be issued up to teaching level.
 
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.
This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). Adult accompaniment is not required.

Location

Holland Park West, QLD

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 10km of Holland Park West for private classes

Your teacher
Lily Karmatz
Lily Karmatz

15+ years teaching Ikebana

4.7 (3)

Lily Karmatz is a visual artist and an Ikebana artist and teacher. She has taught Sogetsu Ikebana at the Brisbane Institute of Art, public venues and at her own studio for more than ten years. Ikebana is the ancient art of Japanese flower arrangement which resonates deeply today as the world becomes more environmentally aware and sensitive. Lily's extensive artistic experience, knowledge and teaching abilities are greatly in demand.

Not only is she an installation artist, Lily is also an accomplished painter, sculptor, ceramist and a mixed media artist. Her work is often ephemeral in nature and large in scale. A few of her Ikebana and installation works can be seen in the publication Ikebana Today by an international publisher, Stichting Kunstboek, Belgium.

In her art practice, she also likes working with digital art. She has designed and produced brochures, promotional materials and digital art. She was also a monthly Ikebana lessons contributor for Floral Design Magazine (2004 - 2008) published in New Zealand and distributed internationally.

Ikebana Arrangement
In both 2008 and 2012, Lily was invited to be the Artist in Residence at the Cary Art Centre in North Carolina, USA. From 2011 to 2014, she was selected as one of the Artists on Tour (AoT) by Flying Arts, an organisation that promotes and services visual art education and workshops throughout regional Queensland. In 2010, she was invited as Artist in Residence for Eco Ephemeral Art, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland. During her residencies she created installations and conducted Ikebana art workshops for adults and children. Among her many activities, she is the Ikebana workshops facilitator.

For Lily, Ikebana is not just about beautiful flower arrangements in the house. Her philosophy is simple and direct: "Ikebana as an expressive art form is a disciplined combination of natural elements, human creativity and the constant perfecting of technique." As one student so aptly said, "Ikebana brings nature to my home environment. It's an art form that can be appreciated with the whole family."

Verified reviews

Sabina Menzi • Jul 2020


Thoroughly enjoyed our Ikebana course with our passionate and talented teacher Lily. We felt very inspired and accomplished, and brought home beautiful work! I gifted the experience to my 17year old niece, and believe we got a lot of bang for our buck!

Floristry workshop review by Sabina Menzi

Michele Smith • Jul 2020


The Ikebana class was a hands-on and enjoyable session. Lily is a knowledgeable, friendly and creative teacher. It was great to have the time to make two arrangements and to take one home. With a small class size, it was easy to have my questions answered and have Lily's direct help.

Saijai Carre • May 2019


The teacher was very knowledgeable and expert in ikebana. She explained techniques and concepts well. The studio was well equipped and ideal for being artistic.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class for Beginners review by Saijai Carre
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