Join this unique class to immerse yourself into the philosophy and the beauty of Ikebana Flower Arrangements, a six-hundred-year old Japanese cultural art form that is loved and practiced worldwide. With instructions from the teacher, you will collect branch and green materials off the lands of the Botanical Garden to create your very first Ikebana arrangement. You will learn the elements of Line, Color and Mass and the principles of Asymmetry, Space and Depth to incorporate into your design. Your completed project, a Moribana design, will adorn your home with its serene beauty.
Please wear shoes suitable for walking through the garden, your favorite gloves and pruning shears, and a lunch.
This workshop will be taught by Thanh Nguyen. Thanh’s training in ikebana spans over thirty years in both Sogetsu and Wafu ikebana schools. In addition to Ikebana, she also studied at the prestigious Mami Flower Design School in Tokyo, Japan, and awarded certificates in Hanakubari, a trademark of the school. She has displayed her work all over the world, recently moving to the Central Coast. She now teaches via Zoom, at Cuesta College’s North County campus, and now at the SLO Botanical Garden!