Sogetsu Ikebana: Modern Japanese Flower Arranging
Mon., May 7—June 18, 6:30 p.m.
The elegance and aesthetic harmony of ikebana—Japanese flower arranging—has inspired poets and artists since its creation more than 500 years ago. Today, the art form can be found in the interiors of Western homes and public spaces. In this course for beginning and continuing students, participants learn some of the basic styles and variations of ikebana as taught by the renowned Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Japan. Using spring flowers, vines, and glass containers, they create striking basic and freestyle
arrangements, including centerpieces. Flowers, greens, vines, and other basic materials are included in tuition. Students should bring a shallow container with sides about 2 to 3 inches high and approximately 9 inches in diameter (a Pyrex pie plate, quiche dish, or plastic design tray from a florist works well) to the first class. They should also bring a needlepoint holder (“frog”) about 2 to 3 inches in diameter or may purchase it from the instructor at the first class. Instructor Jane Redmon has studied ikebana for more than
20 years. She is certified as a teacher, first-degree, by the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.
For More Information, Call: (202) 357-3030
Location: To Be Determined
6 sessions, 2 hours each
Tickets: Resident Members $230; Gen. Admission $275
No class May 28.
Official Website: http://residentassociates.org
Added by LindseyKoren on January 31, 2007