(Schedule is subject to change) Private Ikebana Lessons: Two lessons in a month Dates: The second & fourth Saturdays( Two Saturdays)
Time: 3:00-3:45 p.m.(afternoon)
Place: Portland, Maine, TBA
Fees (Monthly) :$100 (two Ikebana lessons and flower materials)
If you wish to have a make-up class, please notify me 7 days in advance.
What to bring with you: Clippers, vase (or a low container), a frog (kenzan), notebook, and stationary. If you want me to prepare a frog and an ikebana vase that you use during the lesson, please let me know. I will bring them for you for free.
How and what do we arrange flowers in Ikebana lesson?
We use a suiban (a low container) and kenzan (a frog) to arrange seasonal flowers. The method is based on ikebana techniques, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. For more information is available: http://ikebanainmaine.blogspot.com/
Private or semi-private.
Payment, Reservation, and Cancellation
Payment: Cash or check will do.
Reservation: Space is limited. Please email (a) your name, (b) phone number, (c) which date and time you like to attend, (d) whether you need to have a kenzan or not. I will give you a confirmation call or email as soon as possible. Email to: email@example.com
Cancellation: The participants can cancel a session anytime they want. But they need to pay for their flower material if they do not cancel the workshop seven days in advance of the workshop. Flower fee is $15 for one lesson.
Naomi Ryokufu is a certified teacher of Ryusei-ha Ikebana which she
studied for seven years in her native Japan. Ryokufu, a flower name
given to her by Ryusei-ha upon completion of her studies, looks forward
to sharing her knowledge of this elegant art form.
2008- present Private lesson. Portland Maine. 2009/7 Ikebana & Ecobana One-person Show in Portland 2009/4 Taught Portland Adult Education 2009/3 Taught Center for Continuing Education 2008 November: Ikebana workshop at McLaughlin Garden, South Paris. 2008/3-4 Ikebana & Ecobana One-person show 2008 /3 Taught Ikebana at Center for Continuint Education USM. 1998 earned a certificate of Ikebana instructor from Ikebana school in Japan.
Each Ikebana has its own story while arranging. Crafting Ikebana is a great way of making us realize our artistic vision, which is usually hidden from our daily life. Communication with the power of nature makes us relax and gives us opportunity to rediscover the beauty of nature. Our artistic vision of the harmony of heaven, man, and earth brings us peaceful and pleasurable moments to our life.