Only Green

Relaxing ikebana with only the color green.

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Why a class on the color green?

In nature, the color green is everywhere, especially when you live in a moderate or tropical climate. When you go outside in your garden or have a stroll in a park or wood, you will see that the color green is the ideal background for all the other colors. Most leaves, grasses, and flower stems are green so that their flowers, fruits or other colored parts can shine. Green is also the color that brings quiet and peace. Could you imagine that all leaves or all lawns are yellow or pink, purple, or any other color? I think we would all go crazy in no time.

But because the color green is all around us, we are so used that it's the color to back up another color. Having a stroll in nature, you will notice that there are many different shades of green and that leaves, stems, and grasses come in various shapes and textures. We almost never use it as the principal or the only color in an arrangement. That is why I decided to have 4 lessons on the color green.

What will you learn?

* Using the difference in texture or shades of green to create an exciting arrangement.

* Creating 4 arrangements using the color green. We start with an arrangement using green leaves, we then continue with a traditional Sogetsu ikebana arrangement, variation 3 upright style moribana, The third arrangement is a free style and in the last class we focus on the contrast between fragile and strong material.

Is this course for you?

* Some experience with ikebana or flower arranging is recommended.

What will you learn ?

Slow down, be creative with the color green and find inner peace.

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 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 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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