WINTER IKEBANA: THE ART OF JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGING

Description

In Japanese “ike” means “make it alive” and “bana” means “flowers”. There is a belief in Japan that plants and flowers are more spiritual than animals as they still grow after being cut from their original roots. The art of Ikebana was developed to please guests but also as an offering to the ancestors and it includes methods of composition and techniques that are rich in meaning and in cultural history. Kazuko Iwai will show you how to make flowers last longer and introduce you to the art of arranging in this fascinating style. This session will focus on what we do have available to us at this time of year and how we can make stunning displays even in the middle of winter!

Please bring your own plant scissors if you have them and your own lunch (tea and coffee provided). The fee includes flowers which you will get to arrange AND then take home!