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Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. Dating back to the 15th century, the Ikenobo school is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. All levels are welcome.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE

Tuesdays, 1:00pm—3:00pm

Session 1 Oct. 4, 18, 25*
Session 2 Nov. 1, 8, 15
Session 3 Dec. 6, 13, 20*
Session 4
Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

Session 5 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 6 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 7 Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 8 May 2, 9, 16, 23



  • 4-week Session: $70 ($60 members)
  • 3-week Session:* $52.50 ($45 members)


  • 4-week Session: $80
  • 3-week Session:* $60

Please pay the flower fee to instructor via cash or check on first day of class.

Oki Education Center

Materials should purchased in advance or from the instructor the day of. Click here for a downloadable materials list. 

If you plan to buy materials from the instructor, please contact the registrar (561-233-1367) at the time of registration or mention so in the note section during  online checkout.
  • Garden shears for flowers
  • One tall flower container: 10″ or higher, wider at the opening than at the base
  • One shallow flower container or bowl: 3″ deep and at least 8″ across
  • Two #8 flower pin holders (3″ kenzan). Available from the instructor for $32-$34
  • Aquarium stones (enough to fill the 10″ container). Not available from the instructor.
  • Please Note: There is an Ikenobo Starter Set available from the instructor for $75. This includes one container, one kenzan, and floral shears. Aquarium stones are not included.


Instructor Kaoru Vrana, professor of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of South Florida, has studied in Japan and the U.S. for 14 years. She studied under Professor Hideko Zwick and now heads the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of South Florida. Ms. Vrana has participated in numerous ikebana exhibits, demonstrations and workshops in conjunction with the Society and with Morikami.