Ikebana - Sogetsu School session III

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This Course of study is designed for students that have completed RF 86 A, B, C, and D. Here the student will develop their expression, appreciation and understanding of Sogetsu School flower arrangement. Experimentation, technique, exploration, and critique intended to develop creativity and manipulation of floral materials and an individual ability to share the Sogetsu School of Ikebana with others.

Materials and Containers will be provided by the student. The instructor will explain materials needed and sources on the first day of class.


Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

1. Explain, identify and create various (see contents) styles of Sogetsu.

2. Select seasonal plant materials for each arrangement as assigned.

3. Create variations of design styles of Sogetsu flower arrangement.

4. Utilize tools and mechanics for flower arrangements safely

5. Explain, identify and critique the differences of all levels of Sogetsu. 

Instructor: Soho Sakai

Soho Sakai, a native of Japan, began practicing the ancient Japanese art and discipline of Ikebana in 1957 in Kumamoto, Japan.  She received her teachers’ Diploma from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in 1961, just prior to coming to the United States. A much loved and respected teacher, she has taught in the Bay Area since 1974 and has a large and devoted following of students.  Soho bases her teacher-student relationship on friendship first, followed by appreciation, cooperation and mutual understanding of Ikebana.  She creates a relaxed atmosphere in her class and thus gently encourages each student to express his or her unique, personal, and often hidden artistic vision.

Fee: $190
Dates: 5/5-6/16/2020 (no meeting 5/2)
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Number of meetings: 6
Location: Ocean
Rm: EH/F 001