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Learn ikebana - the art of Japanese flower arrangement with our floral design short courses in Sydney!

Basic ikebana accords to simple rules and principles. This course is designed to teach authentic Ohara School Ikebana techniques and build an understanding of the ancient Japanese art, which evokes the sensitive beauty of nature and the stunning style of formative art. Ohara Style Ikebana is unique for its emphasis on seasonal qualities, natural growth processes and the beauty of natural environments. This course is conducted by a high qualified Ohara Ikebana teacher who will customise each class to suit the season.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ikebana course, you should have learned:

  • economical flower arrangements using only two or three flowers
  • how to use their arrangements to enhance or blend into surroundings
  • that each flower has a face, function and relationship to another flower
  • the correct choice of a vase or base
  • that Ikebana can be seen in the same light as painting or sculpturing, where you are constantly fine-tuning a single stem like a painter or sculptor is fine-tuning a part of his painting or sculpture
  • you will make 3 different arrangements

What will be covered in this Japanese flower arrangement course?

  • Introduction to Ikebana
  • Explanation and demonstration of basic style and traditional style of arrangements which the students will learn and practice during the course
  • Demonstrate by using the same flowers, stems and branches different styles and variations of arrangements
  • Using the scissors – the correct way to trim branches, stems, leaves
  • Bending of branches
  • Select 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
  • Learn how to keep arrangements fresh for as long as possible
  • Blend Ikebana to your surroundings or make it a focal point
  • Identify focal points of your arrangement and position it

Who is this Japanese flower course for?

Materials provided

  • Container
  • Kenzan
  • Flowers
  • Branches

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

What to bring to class

  • 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.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arrangement Course

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arrangement Course

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Hi, It was a successful workshop. Kuniko and Yoko both were amazingly talented, friendly and excellent tutors.

  • said: The teacher and her assistant were very very knowledgeable. The cost of the flowers far exceeded 28 dollars. The amount of time to prepare for the lesson is really extraordinary, we were able to see many different styles so beautiful. Thank you.

  • said: The tutors skill and graceful teaching during an in person class was so much more informative and enjoyable than any book or video could be.

  • said: The course was very enjoyable and the tutor patiently demonstrated how each flower arrangement technique was done and walked to each student to help with their own arrangement.

  • said: 5 STARS

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