Have you ever wanted learn the ancient art of Ikebana Japanese flower arrangement?
Join Dolly Smith, member of Ikebana International Organization of Traverse City, for a two-hour hands-on workshop to learn this traditional craft. Dolly will demonstrate and assist you in making a beautiful seasonal Ikebana arrangement.
In Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, blossoms, branches, leaves, and stems find new life as materials for art making. In contrast to the western habits of casually placing flowers in a vase, Ikebana aims to bring out the inner qualities of flowers and other live materials and express emotion. This workshop will focus on 2 variations of Ikebana called Ikenobo Moribana and Ikenobo Free Style, as well as skill building.
Each participant will get to take home a completed arrangement. Includes all flower materials, and kenzan (needle holder). A container will be supplied, however you may bring a low flat bowl container (approx. 9″ wide by 2″ deep) that is round, rectangle or oval if you choose. Dolly will choose a floral arrangement design for the class based on the available materials of the season. Student will need to bring floral clippers, pruning shears, and a low box to take your arrangement home in.
Dolly Smith has been studying Ikebana for over 20 years and has received the level of Ikenobo/Junkakyo Instructor 3rd Grade. She lives in Traverse City Michigan and is the current President of Traverse City Ikebana International Chapter #165. Images below are examples of Dolly’s work.
Ikebana (生花) means living flowers.