There are countless varieties and cultivars of Chrysanthemum and it is often used in Ikebana. Four arrangements with these wonderful flowers.

Creating with Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum is one of the few flowers which has a very different cultural significance and symbolism all over the world.
In some countries, some types of chrysanthemums symbolize mourning, while in other nations this flower stands for honesty or even happiness and love.
There are countless varieties and cultivars, and although the chrysanthemum stands symbol for autumn, the floral industry produces some kinds all year round.
Still autumn is the season where the most beautiful and ornamental chrysanthemum flowers are sold.
These decorative flowers are exciting and fun to use to create beautiful Ikebana arrangements, because of their size, deep color or texture.
The chrysanthemum is the Japanese national flower and is often used in Ikebana arrangements.

This course offers:
- 4 lessons
- lessons for intermediate and advanced students
- focus on Chrysanthemums
- Ikebana ideas for autumn and winter.

What will you learn
- Four arrangements using chrysanthemums in combination with other materials.
- to take care and prepare the chrysanthemums before use.
- a fixation technique with drill and screws
- a contemporary arrangement using dry and fresh material

Is this course for you:
When you are new to Ikebana, then this course will be to difficult, but when you are an intermediate or advanced student, then this class can help you in your creative journey using Chrysanthemums.

Your Instructor

Ilse Beunen
Ilse Beunen

Ilse Beunen is an Ikebana teacher for more than 20 years. She fell in love with Ikebana during her 11 years stay in Japan where she mastered the art of Sogetsu Ikebana. She shares her ikebana adventures and creations on her Facebook page with more than 14.000 followers, and in her weekly newsletter delivered to more than 4000 readers.

She is passionate about Ikebana and started an online course to spread ikebana teachings and philosophy, which is so much more than putting flowers in a vase. Currently, other teachers are following her international workshops and online courses.

Ilse is currently also the chairperson of the Sogetsu Ikebana Studygroup in Belgium and was recently awarded the Sogetsu 90th Anniversary Commemorative Overseas Akane Teshigahara Award for her studies and efforts to widen the knowledge of ikebana.


When will I get access?
You will get access from the moment you subscribe. We will email you a username and password

What if I am unhappy with the course?

You can cancel anytime, and there is five day trial period during which you can cancel.

I never did any ikebana. Is this class interesting for me?

Yes, it is. There are courses for all levels from beginners to advanced.

I am already a student with a local teacher. Is www.ikebana.be interesting for me?

We certainly think so. It is a great tool to review techniques and arrangements you have learned with your teacher at home. If you do not have a local teacher yet, we recommend looking for one. It will help you to learn faster.

Can I watch the classes everywhere?

You can watch the classes on mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and computers, but you will need an internet connection.

How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as ikebana.be will exist and across any and all devices you own.

Can I get certificates following your class?
If you want to get certificates or advance as a teacher, you will also need to follow classes with a licensed teacher. I can help you find one in your neighborhood. If you cannot find one, you are welcome at my international classes which I regularly organize.

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