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Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arranging- Session 2 CEXTN10-202440 is a Course

Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arranging- Session 2 CEXTN10-202440

Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 27, 2024

$225 Enroll

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Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arranging, session 2

Saturdays, 3/23-4/27/2024 (no meeting 4/13/2024) 10:00am-1:00pm. 

5 in-person sessions

Location: City College of San Francisco, Ocean Campus
50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco
Room EH/F 1
The Horticulture/Floristry building is located at the north end of campus on the 300 block of Judson, between Gennessee & Foerster

Instructor: Rachel Johnson

This class is open to beginners and experienced ikebanists: This class introduces the basics of Sogetsu Ikebana - the most innovative of Japanese floral design schools. Using a variety of plant and flower materials you will explore the dynamic use of line, mass and color. You will also learn many skills for bending, cutting and conditioning different branches and flowers. Ikebana deepens your appreciation of all plant materials, and offers a unique medium for self-expression through flowers. Continuing and advanced students follow the Sogetsu freestyle curriculum.

For first time students and only on the first class, the instructor will provide flower and plant materials. Ikebana equipment is available for in-class use only. If you wish to purchase your own, the instructor will help you. Bring hasami or flower shears if you have them.


Hasami (flower scissors$35 ) and textbook $30) are required and available the first class. Students bring their own floral materials each week, and can apply for access to the San Francisco Flower Market.

Instructor Bio:

Rachel Johnson is a versatile Sogetsu instructor with over 20 years ikebana practice. In addition to in-depth classes, she enjoys introducing ikebana to a wide range of groups including family, social, school and professional settings. Rachel is the Ikebana committee coordinator for the Asian Art Museum, she exhibits at Bouquets to Art, and gives demonstrations in the SF Bay Area. She also designs professionally for home, business and special events.