These are Ikebana arrangement designed and made by our students under the instructions of our Ikebana teacher during real lessons in the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. Both are what we call "Moribana
". Typically beginner students start with Moribana
rather than Nageire
which is a little bit more difficult. Generally speaking Moribana arrangement is made by using Kenzan
. On the other hand Nageire arrangement uses a vase.
In both arrangements shown per the photos in this page, you can see shallow black container which is called Suiban. In Suiban we place Kenzan (needlepoint holder) having lots of needles on the plate made of heavy metal. Stems of flowers and other plants are inserted onto this Kenzan. In order to place Kenzan in the container, Suiban must be flat and shallow. Nageire arrangement is made in a vase which is neither shallow nor flat. And Nageire does not use Kenzan. Despite they do not use Kenzan, flowers and plants must be firmly placed in a vase, which requires some kind of technique using stopper and holder etc made of piece of twig used for flower arrangement.
The floral artist making Nageire must make these "stopper" and/or "holder" by manipulating element used for arrangement rather than using Kenzan, which makes a little bit difficult for beginners of Ikebana arrangement. Due to above mentioned reason, beginners usually start with Moribana. After they have earned a certain level of skills, they do Nageire, which is a typical process.
Managing Director (head instructor) of California Flower Art Academy started learning Ikebana when she was at a high school in Japan. So she has approximately 50 years experience in Ikebana art. If you are interested in learning Ikebana, we can help. Those who have no previous experience in Ikebana are recommended to join following programs:
REMARKS: We do not offer Ikebana Arrangement Instructor Course. None of our Ikebana courses is designed for training students to become Ikebana Instructor. For more information, please contact email@example.com
Here is YouTube video introducing Ikebana Classic Demo. Source of this video is Ziji Online
. Presenter is Eileen Kay, Sogetsu School.
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has been engaged in teaching a wide range of floral designs in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose) since 1990 as a floral school certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo Japan). We offer hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions (semi private lessons) which greatly help entry level students easily and quickly earn a decent level of skills. If you are looking for a reliable floral arrangement instructors or floral design school offering quality classes with cheap, inexpensive and affordable tuition in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo County) or Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara County), why not join California Flower Art Academy
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