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kebana Sogetsu Classes & Instructors
Have you ever wanted to be able to make beautiful flower arrangements for your own home, or to share with friends and family? Introductory and Advanced classes in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana are offered here in Melbourne, that include hands-on instruction in design and technique, together with reflections on the history and philosophy of Ikebana. Ikebana is a creative expression, in three dimensions, composed of plant material, usually arranged in a vase.
The Sogetsu School is one of the most established schools of Ikebana. It was first established in Japan in 1927 and is now practiced by enthusiasts around the world. With the belief that Ikebana should be both enjoyable and creative, the founder, Sofu Teshigahara, developed a new School of Ikebana that was rooted in the traditional rules of design yet embraced a more modern age with the materials and ideas that are now available.
The philosophy of the Sogetsu School is "Anyone can enjoy Sogetsu Ikebana anytime, anywhere, using any material". You can have a Sogetsu arrangement at your front door, in your living room or on your kitchen table. Sogetsu is appropriate for hotel lobbies, banquet rooms, shop windows, large public spaces and anywhere that can benefit by adding color and creativity to the modern world.
The Sogetsu School offers the opportunity for all individuals to bring their own aesthetic and personality to the practice of flower arranging. Just as each person is diverse from another, the students of Sogetsu are encouraged to create sculptural designs that are individualistic and imaginative. Beautiful arrangements can come out materials found in your own back yard or from cuttings you may find along the roadside.
For Information about upcoming classes and locations call our local Sogetsu Sensei (Instructors). New classes will be listed on the Events & Outreach page when they become available.
For more details, please contact:
Inge Holland 321-779-5225
Midge Dunn 321-549-3522
Inge Holland, Sogetsu Sensei, 4th Grade - Yonkyu Shihan, Flower Name is "So In" @ 321-779-5225
Midge Dunn, Sogetsu Sensei, 4th Grade - Yonkyu Shihan, Flower Name is "So Sho" @ 321-549-3522
Betty Allison, Sogetsu Sensei, 4th Grade - Yonkyu Shihan, Flower Name is "Sobi"
Elaine Sigler, Sogetsu Sensei, 2nd Grade - Sanyo,
Flower Name is "Seiki"
Rena Foley, Sogetsu Sensei, 4th Grade - Yonkyu Shihan,
All of these images are from a beginners Sogetsu class.
Meetings & Classes
New Ikebana Classes
Advanced Beginners (Book 2) and Intermediates (Book 3) on Tuesdays in April: the 2nd, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. At the Suntree Library. Classes cost $40.00.
Please call Inge Holland at 321-779-5445 or Midge Dunn at 321-549-3522 for more information or to register for the class.