The Sogetsu School is one of the known Ikebana schools worldwide. Compared to other schools, it teaches both the traditional and contemporary techniques in making an arrangement. Should you be interested to have an in-depth understanding of Ikebana and the Sogetsu-style of arrangements, I can guide you as you complete the lessons in the Sogetsu standard textbooks. The levels of the course are as follows:
- Fourth Level Student (Textbook 1) 20 lessons; about 6 months. Understanding the basic styles and techniques. Learning the three main stems (Shin, Soe, Hikae) and placing them in different angles, positions, and types of containers.
- Third Level Student (Textbook 2) 20 lessons; about 6 months. Continuation of the basic styles and techniques. Learning different variations using the three main stems (Shin, Soe, Hikae).
- Third Level Student (Textbook 3) 20 lessons; about 6 months. Understanding the basic elements and techniques through freestyle arrangements. Exploring different materials aside from fresh flowers and leaves.
- First Level Student (Textbook 4) 20 lessons; about 6 months. Mastering a higher level of expression emphasizing on the type of materials, location, and space.
Above courses can be taken online or face-to-face (for those living within Tokyo). For online studies, the student has to prepare his/her own tools (scissors, kenzan/floral foam, containers, and vases) and the fresh materials required per lesson. At the end of each course, the student can apply for certificates issued by the Sogetsu School in Tokyo.
Please email me for the course fee and your preferred schedule for lessons.