Ikebana Japanese Flower Arrangement Class

Learn the art of Japanese flower arranging



5 hours Class size 1 to 12     label $170 - $199 ($199 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $180 for 2 guests, $170 for 3+ guests)


Learn Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, at these fun and relaxing Sydney workshops. You will make three different stunning arrangements and leave with your flowers and branches.

This class is great for beginners, as you will learn authentic Ohara School Ikebana techniques, which is unique for its emphasis on seasonal qualities, natural growth processes and the beauty of natural environments.

Your qualified Ohara Ikebana teacher will customise each class to suit the season, but the hands-on agenda is roughly as follows:

    • Introduction to Ikebana
    • Explanation and demonstration of basic style and traditional style of arrangements
    • Learning the correct way to trim branches, stems, leaves
    • Bending of branches
    • Selecting flowers, branches, and stems for a particular arrangement
    • Identify the correct vase or base that can be used with a particular arrangement
    • Using the Kenzan
    • Learning how to keep arrangements fresh for as long as possible
    • Blending Ikebana to your surroundings or making it a focal point
    • Identifying focal points of your arrangement and positioning it

By the end of the class, you will have made three different flower arrangements and will have learned all the skills of the Japanese art of flower arranging.


Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform and fully refund you, so please watch your email/SMS 1 day prior to the class

 

This class can be booked for private events; for more details (including price quote), please just contact us via the button in our profile below.



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Knowledge Required

Perfect for beginners. 

What you'll get
    • Container
    • Kenzan
    • Flowers
    • Branches

You will be able to take home your flowers and branches.

What to bring
    • A pencil
    • Paper
    • Secateurs to cut branches
    • A small towel and a bucket

Please wear closed in shoes. You may like to wear an apron.

Location

Sydney Community College - 2A Gordon St Rozelle

Your teacher
Kuniko Nakano

Kuniko Nakano

4.6 stars (62+)
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Kuniko Nakano has been teaching Ohara School of Ikebana for over 15 years in Sydney.
This includes private lessons and group lessons at Sydney Chapter of Ohara School.
She has been teaching at Sydney Community College since 2006.

She has been a committee member of the Ikebana International Sydney for the last 20 years.
Currently, she is the president of the Ohara School of Ikebana Sydney and
she also holds Ohara School of Ikebana Associate First Master Degree.

Her Ikebana involvement is not only with teaching.
She also holds demonstrations at numerous events and functions, such as Auburn Cherry Blossom
Festival and Cowra Japanese Garden Festival. At these events, she introduces Japanese traditional arrangements and also talks about Ikebana history and philosophy.

In 2016, she received an award from the Japanese Government, Consul General for strengthening and promoting the Japanese – Australian relationship as well as promoting multiculturalism in Sydney and New South Wales.

Her Ikebana teaching style has the following characteristics :

    • Easy to understand and to put it in practice;

practical;

    • Emphasize the importance of the basic form;
    • How beauty is communicated differently in Ikebana compared to Western flower arrangements;
    • How to incorporate the subtle lines of plants in Ikebana;

She takes great pride hearing her students enjoy her classes.
Many find her classes calming and meditative, too.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

4.9 (54)
5k+

Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.


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Sydney Community College is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
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Annette Richs  •  Sep 2020


I really enjoyed the class. Our teacher, Kuniko, made sure we understood the Ikebana way of arranging flowers. She was very helpful with each of my arranged effort and made corrections to help me understand the concepts. I learnt a little Japanese history and culture and although the arrangements appear simple, there is a process to be followed which is what I learnt and it is not as easy as it looks! The flowers provided were great to work with and the variety gave different options. The venue was fine and I appreciated being able to take the flowers home to enjoy. I had a lovely day - so nice to learn something new with like minded people. Thank you. Annette
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