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Ikebana Workshop: Autumn Arrangement
October 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ikebana is a contemplative practice of expressing gentleness and elegance through the art of simple flower arrangement. Ikebana, which means “give life to flowers” in Japanese, began in 11th century Japan when flowers were presented in shrines and temples. Much more than just arranging flowers, this practice mirrors the sacredness in the mind of the arranger, both in the arrangement and in the experience of the observer. Through this art form, the artist learns to train his or her perceptions to open in the harmony and natural order of the world. Taught by Gregory Gaiser, who has been practicing ikebana for more than twenty years, studying under Sensei Kyoko Kita and Sensei Kika Shibata. $20 per person, includes flowers and other materials. You are welcome to bring your own vase or container or borrow one from the instructor (to be returned).