March - Ikebana Online Class Schedule
Join our weekly ikebana online class to take time out during your busy week to relax, learn new skills and make some beautiful arrangements for your home.
This March, our Wednesday Study Group will be looking at the following themes:
1. Ikebana arrangements complimenting an artwork - Wednesday 3rd March
Ikebana arrangements are often displayed in front of an artwork, or near other sculptures. In this class we will learn how to make arrangements that compliment another piece of art. This could be achieved by matching the colours, textures or movement within the art.
2. Inspired by another arrangement - Wednesday 10th March
When you are learning, it can be a helpful exercise to copy another piece of work in order to develop your techniques and understand the reasons why you like another piece of work in order to develop your skills and understand your own preferences. In this class we will first choose another arrangement by another artist (from the internet) and then re-create it as best as possible.
3. Unusual materials - Wednesday 17th March
In ikebana, it is possible to make arrangements, anywhere, anytime using any materials. During this class let's use unusual materials, think freshly cut grass, dandelions or fallen branches. Ideally things that you can find in your garden, or a local park, but not something that you would normally find at a typical florist shop.
4. Practicing Nageire - Wednesday 24th March
Going back to the basic and important technical skills required for a tall vase. We will practise two different techniques in this class to make arrangements in tall vases. We will use branches to make cross bars, and vertical fixtures to allow us to arrange in a tall cylinder vase. Please bring a tall cylinder container and branches for this class.
5. Practicing slanting moribana - Wednesday 31st March
Again, looking back to the basics and creating a slanting moribana arrangement. In this class it is important to have a low moribana vase, a kenzan as well as a branch that can be used on a slanting angle.
If you'd like learn something new, and create some beautiful arrangements with us, find out more about our weekly ikebana study group here.