Using Material From Garden and Nature For Ikebana

Do you think your garden plants don't produce the right kind of branches? Then these lessons will be helpful.

Use material from your garden in your arrangements

Choosing the material best suited for the arrangement you want to make is one of the important aspects of Ikebana. When you start with Ikebana, your teacher will usually supply you with flowers and branches at the beginning of the lesson. I also provide the material for the beginning students.

However, after learning the basics, you will have to start looking for your material. This is difficult even if you have a large garden. My students often tell me that their garden does not provide the right kind of branches for Ikebana arrangements. From the moment you have some plants in your garden, your garden will most probably provide you with excellent material.

What will I learn?

* Selecting a branch suited for your arrangement out a large bush or tree.

* Cutting a branch without changing the over all view of your bush or tree.

* Preparing a branch before using it.

* Selecting and making an arrangement with material from the side of the road.

Is this course for you?

* This course is suited for Ikebanists with gardens, but even when you buy your material in a flower shop, it can be good to know what to look for when choosing your material.

* If you just started with Ikebana, you might better follow this class after studying the basics.

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.

"Slow down, be creative and enjoy nature. Find inner peace"


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

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