These photos show basic designs of Ikebana arrangements designed and made by our students who take lessons of Ikebana Arrangement Elementary Course. They were made under the instruction of our Ikebana teacher during a lesson in the classroom of California Flower Art Academy
. All these arrangements are simple and entry level of designs recommended to beginner students.
These are what is called "Moribana
" that usually uses Kenzan
. In a sense these COULD be called "Vertical Ikebana Arrangement". As seen from the pictures, the white shallow container is called Suiban. In the center of Suiban there is Kenzan that has uncountable number of needles onto which stems of flowers and other elements are inserted to hold elements. One of features of Ikebana arrangement is we make it with asymmetrical design pretty often UNLIKE western style of arrangement like European or American designs. Although these Ikebana arrangements are pretty basic ones, they are not exactly symmetrical.
From time to time we are approached by people who are looking for a new design. Some of them already have experience of making European or American floral arrangements. However it looks like they found something different in Ikebana arrangement compared with western style designs. Yes, that is right. If somebody is familiar with both Western Style Arrangement and Japanese Ikebana, they have more possibilities of creating a unique floral arrangements by blending both floral arts.
For those who would like to learn Ikebana arrangements, California Flower Art Academy offers various Ikebana programs. If they have no experience, following programs are usually recommended:
REMARKS: We do not offer Ikebana Arrangement Instructor Course. None of our Ikebana courses is designed for training students to become Ikebana Instructor.
In order to support busy people, we offer Weekend Class
and Evening Lesson
in addition to weekday and daytime lessons. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is YouTube video introducing How to Make Ikebana - Free Online Class. The source of this video is Ilse Beunen - Ikebana
. Demonstrator is Ilse Beunen, Ikebana Teacher