JCCC Cultural and Heritage Programming is generously sponsored in part by the Toyota Foundation

Ikebana flower arrangement

Ikebana

Flower Arrangement

Ikebana is the art of arranging flowers or plants to reflect their natural beauty. Its originated in early Buddhist years and developed into a distinctive art form in the 15th century, with many different styles and schools. The JCCC offers classes by the Ikenobo School and the Sogetsu School.

Ikenobo

Like a poem or painting made with flowers, Ikenobo expresses both the beauty of flowers and the beauty of longing in your heart. Ikenobo considers a flower bud most beautiful ... past, present and future ... responding to an everchanging environment. You will take home your creations. 10 classes.

Instructor

Betty Lou Arai is a Professor of Ikebana-Ikenobo School, headquartered in Kyoto. She has studied in Japan and has been teaching since 1977. The styles of Ikenobo are always changing and Mrs. Arai teaches both modern and traditional styles.

Fee

$75 (plus HST). Materials are extra. Starter Kit, as well as scissors, containers, floral tape, kenzan and kenzan case are available at JCCC Giftshop.

Fall 2017
Start Date Time Level
Wed. Sep. 207:30pm - 9:00pmAll
Thu. Sep. 211:00pm - 2:30pmAll

Sogetsu

Sogetsu Ikebana Toronto East Branch of Ikebana school

The Sogetsu School of Ikebana believes anyone can arrange Ikebana anywhere with multitude of material as people are different from each other. Sogetsu encourage students to be individual and imaginative. There are no limitation to the variety of materials used depending on their levels prescribed in the Sogetsu Text Book used worldwide. 10 classes.

Instructor

The classes are led by the Director of Sogetsu Ikebana Toronto East Branch, Kyoko Abe, with instructor Ruby Chan and Ayako Sugino.

Fee

$75 (plus HST). Materials are extra. Starter Kit, as well as scissors, containers, kenzan and kenzan case are available at JCCC Giftshop.

Fall 2017
Start Date Time Level
Tue. Sep. 197:30pm - 9:00pmBeginner & Intermediate
Thu. Sep. 217:30pm - 9:00pmAdvanced I, II, Ext.(Freestyle)

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