Ikebana (ē-kĕ-bah-nah) is the ancient art of Japanese flower arranging and one of the traditional arts of Japan. A free translation of Ikebana might be “living flowers” or “making flowers come alive”. When flowers are beautifully arranged in a container, the arrangement evokes the whole of nature itself, and people’s relationship with nature.
Presented by Pound Ridge resident Roxane Wasserman. Roxane’s designs have won numerous blue ribbons and top NGC design awards at New York and Connecticut Flower Shows. She has also done weddings, ikebana exhibitions, flower shows and floral designs for the home. Roxane currently serves as Director of the Sogetsu NY Branch, 1st Vice President of Ikebana International New York Chapter #7, Past President of the Pound Ridge Garden Club and NGC, Inc. Accredited Judge.
Flowers will be provided. Some basic materials will be available for sale (or bring your own). See prices below. Please bring scissors suitable for cutting flowers, scissors for cutting branch material, kenzan (2 1/2 – 3 1/2 inches), a container or jug to hold water, a small towel, and a container based on style of design: low container (11-14 inch diameter, 2 inches tall) or tall narrow container (approximately 3 1/2 inch diameter and 11-12 inches tall). Students will have the option to design in either container with the exception of new students who will design in the low container.
Some supplies are available for sale (or bring your own):
low plastic containers for moribana arrangements $10
low ceramic container for moribana arrangements $32
ikebana scissors $35 – $45
flowers $15 (per person)
Limited to 12 persons