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The Sogetsu School of Ikebana was founded in 1927 by Sofu Teshigahara. It is a floral art form with an emphasis on the beauty of line and the creation of space within a very dimensional arrangement. Importance is given to the angles created by the careful placement of stems and the unique character of the botanical material used. Many western floral designers recognize that a command of Ikebana principles improves their designs. The registration fee for this class includes a Suiban container created by Thomas Arakawa, a local talented Ikebana potter, and also a Kenzan (pin frog) used to hold material in position. This class provides a unique opportunity to get a taste for the beauty and peace found within the study of Ikebana.
Please bring your floral clippers; All other materials are included. This class is suitable for adults and teens.
Katherine Glazier is an instructor and floral arranger at Gamble Garden and she co-led the floral design program at Filoli for eight years. She holds a European Master Certification (EMC) and a Teacher’s Diploma in the Sogetsu school of Ikebana. Katherine exhibits at Bouquets to Art at the deYoung Museum and she conducts public floral demonstrations. Seasonal and locally grown material, with an emphasis on the beauty of California floriculture, is showcased in her designs. She also enjoys incorporating eastern and western design philosophies in her work. For more information please refer to: www.kjglazierdesign.com