Sogetsu Class

Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome!

Bananas and flowers in vase

2020-2021 Schedule

  • Days: Wednesdays, 4-week sessions and 3-week sessions.
  • Times:  Beginners – 10:30am –12:30pm | Intermediate – 1:30pm- 3:30pm*

Dates

  • Session 1 –  Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 Cancelled
  • Session 2 –  Nov. 4, 18  (2-week session) Cancelled
  • Session 3 –  Dec. 2, 9, 16 (3-week session) Cancelled
  • Session 4 –  Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Session 5 –  Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Session 6 –  Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Session 7 –  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Session 8 –  May 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Session 9 –  Jun. 2, 9, 16 (3-weeks)

Class Details

Price

  • 4-week Session: $80 ($70 members)
  • 3-week Session: $60 ($52.50 members)
  • 2-week Session: $40 ($35 members)

Note: Class sessions run 3 or 4-weeks and are purchased as a “session only,” not individual classes.

Flower Fee

  • Beginners:  $60 (3-weeks $45, 2-weeks $30)
  • Intermediate:  $80 (3-weeks $60, 2-weeks $40)

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

Prerequisite

  • Beginners: none | Intermediate: must have already taken the beginners course or had prior experience with Sogetsu

Location

  • Oki Education Center

Materials

  • Shallow flat bottom container ( Suiban ) About 12″ diameter, 2″ to 2-1/2″ deep ( any shape )
  • Flower pin holder (Kenzan) | Round 3″ diameter | Sun/Moon 3″ x 4- 1/2″ ( preferred )
  • Ikebana flower scissors (garden scissors can be used)
  • Sogetsu textbooks 1 & 2 (Optional)

If purchasing your materials from the instructor you will purchase them in the classroom on the first day of class. It is suggested that you arrive 20 minutes early to purchase your materials before the start of class.

Printable Sogetsu Materials List with Pictures


Meet Your Instructor

Instructor Chieko Mihori is a Sogetsu teacher of the highest rank and recipient of several Sogetsu awards of distinction. Soei is her professional teacher name. She has studied with Sogetsu founder, Sofu Teshigahara, his daughter, Kasumi, and his son, Hiroshi late headmaster and his late daughter Akane, of the Sogetsu School.

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