18:30 - 20:30
Royal Society of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road, Dora House, London SW7 3RA
Join us at Dora House for this very meditative Ikebana workshop. You will learn an essence of art of Ikenobo Ikebana and immerse yourself in the beautiful ancient tradition of Japanese floral art, dating back for 550 years.
The workshop will include one demonstration and you will then arrange one or two pieces within the two-hour long session.
Prior booking is essential (as space is strictly limited) via this link
During this in-person event, you'll learn the fundamental principles and techniques of Ikebana from Rie Day, a professor of Ikebana with more than 30 years of experience and a president of Ikenobo Ikebana society U.K. London chapter. She also runs Ikebana Lincolnshire at home.
She will guide you through creating your own stunning floral masterpiece in your own vase/container, using a variety of fresh flowers and foliage.
Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, this mindful workshop is perfect for anyone interested in exploring the art of Ikebana.
Studying this art also offers a helpful introduction to Japanese aesthetics and so we find artisans, designers and architects, as well as garden designers and florists, particularly interested in our use of air, space, balance and movement would be very beneficial. Although its minimalist Japanese Ikebana style has become fairly trendy in the past few years, a deeper and authentic understanding of ikebana remains largely untold.
What’s included in the workshop fee:
- One 4.5cm Kenzan: pin holder
- Flowers and foliage
What to bring with you: –
- A pair of garden scissors
- 2 small vases / small containers (these can be ordinary items found at home such as a cereal bowl or wine glass for example)
- Newspapers/papers to wrap your flowers to take them home
Please do let us know if you have any access requirements ahead of the workshop.