Invitation to Ikebana: Traditional
Ikebana is an expression of our respect and appreciation towards nature. We observe life through the arrangement of plants. During each class, participants receive hands-on instruction to put together an arrangement to take home.
Shoka (or Seika, depending on each Ikebana school) is today's name for original "Ikebana" style which started in Japan in the early 17th century. Shoka expresses the life and the beauty of plants in nature.
Instructor: Kazuko Kozai is a Senior Professor of Ikenobo Ikebana School, which is the largest Ikebana school begun in Japan in 1462. She has studied Ikebana for more than 40 years and teaches enthusiastically in the Denver and Boulder area.
Price: $44, $39 members, $15 materials fee included.
Special Instructions: Students are encouraged to bring their own Ikebana container (vase) and a large Kenzan (= Pin-frog, 3.5" diameter or larger) as well as garden clippers (or Ikebana scissors) so that they can take home their finished arrangement. The Kenzan and Ikebana vase can be reused for future arrangements again and again for years. Container, Kenzan, and scissors will be lent during the class for those who don't bring their own, but then they will only bring home their flowers.
Large Pin-frogs (Kenzans) and Ikebana scissors are available to purchase at the Gift Shop of DBG.
With proof of Ikebana class registration, you can get 10% discount on Ikebana tools.