Ikebana Workshop & Lecture

Anyone can do Ikebana! The beauty of this art form is its simplicity. It can be done anywhere, anytime with any available materials. This exciting 2 hour workshop will familiarize you with the basic concepts of line, space, and balance. You’ll also learn the techniques that will enable you to create a beautiful flower arrangement to take home. Sign up for personal enrichment or to freshen up your floral arrangement skills with new inspirations.

In the simplest sense, Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. From its humble and traditional origins, it has grown to be an international art phenomenon involving diverse art forms such as sculpture, architecture, painting, and multimedia explorations. At the heart of Ikebana is a lifestyle that promotes a deep understanding and respect for nature materials. From mini arrangements to multistory installations, Ikebana opens up a world of artistic expression that gives color to any space and punctuates any occasion.

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Saturday, October 26

1:30 – 3:30 pm

General Admission $40 | FOC Members $30

get tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ikebana-workshop-lecture-tickets-73702045803

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Instructor: Fanny Yau

Fanny has been deeply involved in Ikebana for over 20 years and has taught the Sogetsu style since 2002 in Seattle. She participates regularly in exhibitions and demonstrations in the Greater Seattle area. She holds Ikebana classes regularly in Bellevue and Seattle.

Fanny’s Studio is where traditional Ikebana takes new life in a modern art form. Departing from the ordinary vase and flower approach, Fanny uses Ikebana as a launch pad for artfully sculptural creations. Her studio in beautiful Bellevue, Washington is the home base for all her creations. From table-top arrangements to storefront displays and large outdoor installations. She believes that the essence of Ikebana is to reveal the inherent beauty in any and all materials with one’s passion, patience, observation, imagination and creativity. The challenge to transform ordinary, uninteresting materials into beautiful, inspiring, and engaging works of art is the core of Ikebana practice and a source of joy for Ikebana artist.

Director – Sogetsu Mercer Island Branch

Certified Teacher – Sogetsu School of Ikebana , Japan

Member : Sogetsu Teacher Association, Japan

Ikebana International , Japan

Ikebana International, Seattle Chapter