Join ikebana artist Kristina Bajunaishvili to learn about ikebana flower arranging. The class will begin with a brief overview of ikebana history, followed by a demonstration illustrating basic principles of creating a balanced arrangement, and finally, you will spend the majority of the time creating your own arrangement using local, sustainably sourced flowers. Plus, you will learn tips for how to make spontaneous arrangements with found materials. All supplies are provided and you get to take the flowers you use home with you.
This class is a perfect opportunity for anyone to start practicing the meditative art of ikebana and for Zen practitioners to learn a skill for altar care.
Flowers provided will be sourced from Queens Perennial, a local BIPOC owned+grown sustainable flower CSA.
Co-hosted by Tea Arts & Culture.
Tickets for this workshop are $60. Reduced tickets available for sangha members who sign up to maintain Shobo-ji’s altar arrangements. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
About the Instructor:
Studying Sogetsu ikebana since 2015 with Mrs. Fumiko Allinder, a long-established teacher who learned directly from the founder of Sogetsu school Sofu Teshigahara, Kristina finds great solace in ikebana and loves sharing her appreciation of this timeless art.
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