Amira Matsuda, an expert in the Japanese form of flower arranging known as Ikebana, will be offering two workshops at the 25th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival. There will be a Beginners Workshop and an Advanced Workshop. Each workshop will be limited to ten students, so sign up early to reserve your space.
Amira Matsuda's journey with Ikebana started in 1995 when she started taking classes from a local teacher, Nan Mitchell. She obtained her teaching credentials in 1999 and has certified more than 25 Sogetsu diploma graduates. Ikebana4u.com was founded in 2006 by Amira Matsuda, now a Jonin ranked Master Instructor, and the school has been fortunate to make a name in the Ikebana industry through the bright and committed students as well as through many exhibition events and workshops that she and the students of the school have performed. Although there is always room for improvement, the experiences created is what Friendship through Flowers is all about.
What is Ikebana? Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arrangements. It is an artistic expression composed of flowers and plant materials to enhance their beauty. The techniques of Ikebana emphasize one's character, discipline, and appreciation for Mother Nature. What sets Ikebana apart from any other type of flower arrangement is the fact that everything has a rule. From the style of the containers, to the lengths and angles of each stem, to the usage of open space, everything must be placed with meaning and depth.There are 2 basic forms of Ikebana styles; Moribana, & Nageire.
Another form of Ikebana is Sōgetsu, which typically uses either a tall, narrow vase such as one made from bamboo, or a flat, open dish in which the flowers and branches are fixed in a hidden spiked support.
Sign up for Beginners Ikebana Workshop Saturday, Sept 15 11am $20 Sign up for Advanced Ikebana Workshop Sunday , Sept 16 11am $25
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