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Ikebana Japanese Flower Arranging

In our living environment where more and more artificial and inorganic substances are being used, flowers bring peace of mind to us. Once you have an interaction with flowers, you may come to feel like arranging them on your own to entertain someone. Ikebana can satisfy such a natural urge. In 1927, when everybody believed practicing ikebana meant following established forms, Sofu Teshigahara recognized ikebana as a creative art and founded the Sogetsu School, which has grown to become one of the biggest Ikebana schools in Japan today. Anyone can enjoy Sogetsu Ikebana anytime, anywhere, using any material. Arrangements can be created and placed at your door, your living room or on your kitchen table as well as larger public spaces such as hotel lobbies, banquet rooms, and shop windows. Ikebana adds colour and beauty to this modern world and enriches any space be it Japanese or Western. Please bring $60 for materials payable on the day. The tutor Hiroko will provide equipment for you to use during the workshop.

About the Tutor

My name is Hiroko Prado and I am an Ikebana artist and certified Ikebana instructor with over 27 years of experience. I’ve taught at places such as YWCA in Hong Kong, Singapore National Parks, Christian Dior and Mercedes Benz (Singapore) as well as performing Ikebana demonstrations at numerous places such as the Japanese Ambassadors residence in Singapore, to more recent ones which were at at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and at the “Matsuri-Japanese Festival” in Parramatta.
I am also an active member of the “Ikebana International Sydney”(1st Vice President) and the “Australian Sogetsu Teachers Association” (Event Manager).

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113