Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arrangement Course | Sydney Short Courses

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arrangement Course

What you'll learn

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 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

Course content

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, and 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

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd on the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What we provide

  • Container
  • Kenzan
  • Flowers
  • Branches

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

What to bring to class

  • Tablet OR Pen and notepad for taking notes
  • Secateurs to cut branches
  • A small towel and a bucket
  • Please wear closed-in shoes
  • You may like to wear an apron

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Kuniko Nakano has been teaching the Ohara School of Ikebana for over 15 years in Sydney and has been a committee member of the Ikebana International Sydney for the last 20 years. Currently, she is...

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$239 Limited inc GST / $0 / $191.20 / $215.09 / $215.10

The course fee includes a materials pack valued at $60. You will be able to take home your flowers and branches.

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