If you’re interested in trying your hand at Japanese flower arranging, check out this information we recently received from a member of the Ikenobo Japanese Flower Arranging Society about two upcoming beginners classes in June and July:
TRY New Monthly Evening FUN Creative Beginners Japanese Flower Arranging Class. In this hands on class you will learn the basics of Japanese Flower Design from the President of Ikenobo Boston. The Ikenobo style has the longest tradition of Japanese Flower Arranging. You MUST RSVP and pay in advance as the Instructor will buy your flowers for you from the Boston Flower Market.
RSVP to: GloriaHammac [at] Juno [dot] com Bring scissors/garden shears.
Cost: a modest $35 for Flowers + Instruction. You may attend as many classes as you like. Each month we will have DIFFERENT Flowers + Learn a NEW Technique. IMPORTANT: The Instructor REQUIRES PAYMENT IN ADVANCE.
Dates: June 18th from 6–8pm (repeats July 16th)
Venue: TOTO Gallery, 123 North Washington Street in Boston
On street parking. Or park in the nearby Government Center garage. MBTA: Haymarket or North Station the Orange and Green Lines.
More about our AWESOME Instructor. He is the PRESIDENT of Ikenobo Boston. Ikenobo is the original and oldest style of Japanese Flower Arranging. The Instructor is J.Padilla-Zamudio. He has certification from Ikenobo Headquarters in Japan to teach. He goes back frequently to Kyoto, Japan to learn from his Ikebana Masters. He has taught for 15 years. He discovered Ikebana while studying Science in Japan. He is a Scientist by Day. Japanese Flower Arranging Teacher by Nite.
As far as we know, we are the ONLY ones with a downtown Nite after work Boston Japanese Flower Arranging Class.
For more info about our Classes, please see our Japanese Flower Arranging Meetup Site at: http://www.Meetup.com/Japanese-Flower-Arranging
It is FREE to join. We have many pics of past classes, upcoming Classes & Events, etc…