Learn the Japanese art of Ikebana!
Sat, April 11 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“Ikebana” is a Japanese style of floral design – a sculptural art form in which nature and human creativity come together to create artistic flower arrangements. These designs not only include flowers but emphasize other parts of plants,- branches, stems and leaves. Shape, line and form are relevant to the artistic expression of the design.
For this beginners workshop, we will create two different arrangements using both branches,various greens and flowers:
1) structured design using basic principles
2) free-style with creative uses of greens and flowers
1) 2 containers for arrangements
2) foam placed inside of containers
3) flowers and greens
4) about 12-13 cutters (like small pruners)
5) cutting bowls
6) paper towels
Participants should bring:
1) one bucket to hold materials
2) pruners if they have them
3) small towel
Teaching Artist: Sensei Helen Tashima
Helen Tashima was first inspired by Ikebana (Japanese Flower arranging) at 10 years of age when she saw an amazing arrangement made by her mother who took Ikebana lessons. She first began taking an Ikebana class in 1991 taught by Mr. Shuko Kobayashi Sensei in Sacramento and while studying with him for 9 years, received her first teachers certificate; then she studied 18 years with Kika Shibata Sensei, and received the next level teachers certificate. Helen enjoys Ikebana because it is an art form that has endless possibilities for creative uses of materials. She has been an active member of Ikebana International since 1995 whose theme is “Friendship with Flowers”.
1 day workshop
Date: Saturday, April 11th, 2020
Non-Member price: $95
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