NEW! Introduction to Ikebana

Date(s) - July 11, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Four Saturdays, July 11, 18, 25 & August 8, 2020 – 1-3 pm

Instructors: Jean-Marcel Duciaume & Brenda Jackson.  Ikebana began in 1462. In the mid-16th century Senno Ikenobo taught, “Not only beautiful flowers but also buds and withered flowers have life, and each has its own beauty. By arranging flowers with reverence, one refines oneself.” Arranging flowers and finding beauty in flowers – these are linked to a heart that values nature and cares for other people, which is the spirit of Ikenobo Ikebana. In Japan the study of ikebana is a lifetime practice.

Over the four sessions, students will be introduced to: the basic philosophy and principles of ikebana, 3 types of Shoka, traditional arrangements, Jiyuka, modern free style arrangements and equipment and supplies needed. Price includes instruction, flowers and most materials. A small list will be provided upon registration including supplies needed from home. $275+tax. 

For more information, email uabg.programs@ualberta.ca or call 780-492-3069.