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NEW CLASSES ANNOUNCED

Hi there folks, It's been a while since I ran some classes for people that are interested to learn ikebana or even who are just keen to have a go in a short course. The good news is that new classes and short courses have been announced. See below to express your interest including the day and time that best suits you.  

UPCOMING WORKSHOP

In other exciting news Hanakuma Ikebana will be running a workshop at historic Calthorpes House to coincide with Canberra's own festival of flowers, Floriade! There will only be 8 spaces in the workshop and as soon as registration opens I will include a link here to the relevant website.

ABOUT STUDY WITH HANAKUMA IKEBANA

All Classes and workshops are held at my home studio in Murrumbateman, NSW. The studio is quite close to Canberra and is only a 25 minute drive along the Barton Hwy from the northern side of the ACT through beautiful scenery of vineyards and small farms. Tea, coffee, water and biscuits are available to students at all classes and workshops, (though students with special dietary requirements are asked to please B.Y.O.). 


NOW ON OFFER!!!

Sogetsu Ikebana
Textbook 1 through 5
$200 per block of 5 classes

Each block of 5 classes runs over 5 sessions (usually one per week). Each class runs for approximately 2.5 hours. Each textbook consists of 25-30 classes which may vary depending on the proficiency of the student. Payment in cash prior to commencement of first class. Please click below to express your interest.

Class size: is limited to a maximum of five students. This ensures that each student receives personal attention and guidance in their learning.

This class will be running from the third week in september 2018. Exact dates and times have not yet been confirmed as we would like to be able to offer courses at a time that suits most students. When you express your interest please include the day of the week and time of day that would best suit you. While we can't guarantee that we can match your preference exactly we will certainly try to meet the preference of the majority of students. 

These classes follow the formal curriculum of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana and use the official textbooks. Students will need to purchase a copy of the textbook and are encouraged to purchase their own hasami (ikebana scissors) where possible. This course is recognised by Sogetsu headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. At the completion of each textbook students can apply for an internationally recognised certificate from headquarters.  


An introduction to ikebana
$250 (variable delivery)

Depending on the interest of students each block of classes can be run over two consecutive Saturdays from 10 am to 4pm or as five sessions, one per week over five weeks. Payment prior to commencement of first class. Please click below to express your interest. When expressing your interest please make sure to mention your preference for either two consecutive saturdays or five shorter sessions. 

Class size: is limited to a maximum of five students. This ensures that each student receives personal attention and guidance in their learning.

Please note: these classes do not form part of the official Sogetsu textbook curriculum course. 

The into ikebana course offers a basic appreciation and understanding of the principles and tools of the Floral Art of Japan. You will enjoy demonstrations as well as try your hand at making a number of arrangements in both traditional sogetsu style and free style. Plant materials - flowers and branches, are included for the first part of the course but thereafter you will need to source and bring flowers, branches and other materials of your own choice. Vases for use in class will be provided with the exception of the class in which you may bring your own container. In classes you may make use of the tools that are provided or you may wish to purchase your own traditional ikebana tools (which will be available for sale during class). It should be noted that the purchase of tools is not a requirement.

At the conclusion of this course you will be well prepared to go on to further, formal studies in Ikebana if you wish. Alternatively you are welcome to sign up for casual sessions with informal guidance which is a great way to stay motivated and to continue to enjoy the wonderful art of Ikebana. 


Informal Casual Class
$30 per session
Session time is 2.5 hrs

Please note: these classes do not form part of the Sogetsu certificate course and are outside of the traditional curriculum.

Informal Casual Classes run once per week and have space for up to 5 students. Spaces in these classes are allocated on a first come first served basis with bookings via email closing 2 days prior to the class. Payment in advance by bank transfer.

The idea in these informal classes is to keep things fun and interesting whilst continuing to develop skills and knowledge without the specific aim of achieving a certificate. In these classes we use the materials to explore a theme or concept that changes week by week. These classes are designed for students that have already completed the Introduction course or who are already studying formally and simply wish for an additional opportunity to develop their skills and have fun with ikebana.  These are a great way to keep up your floral art or ikebana practice and continue participating in a vibrant and growing community.