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. Beginners welcome!
2023 -2024 Schedule
- Days: Tuesdays, 4-week and 3-week sessions
- Beginners: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Intermediate: 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm*
*Intermediate courses: are only for students with prior experience or who have taken at least three sessions of Ikebana classes.
- Session 1: October 3, 10, 17, 24
- Session 2: November 7, 14, 28 (3 weeks)
- Session 3: December 5, 12, 19 (3 weeks)
- Session 4: January 9, 16, 23, 30
- Session 5: February 6, 13, 20, 27
- Session 6: March 5, 12, 19, 26
- Session 7: April 2, 9, 16, 23
- Session 8: May 7, 14, 21, 28
- 4-week Session: $90 ($80 members)
- 3-week Session: $67.50 ($60 members)
Note: Class sessions run for 3 or 4 weeks depending on the time of year and are purchased as a “session only,” not individual classes.
- 4-week Session: $100
- 3-week Session: $75
Note: Please pay the flower fee to the instructor via cash or check on the first day of class.
- Oki Education Center
- Garden shears for flowers
- One tall flower container: 10″ approximate, wider at the opening (about 3.5”) 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 gravel (enough to fill the 10″ container). Not available from the instructor, but can be purchased at a variety of stores.
You can bring your own materials or purchase them in class. There is an Ikenobo Starter Set available from the instructor for a minimum of $80. This includes one container, one kenzan, and floral shears. Aquarium gravel is not included. Materials should be purchased in advance or from the instructor on the first day of class. 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.
Meet Your Instructor
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 the Morikami Museum.