Ikebana, well-known as traditional Japanese flower arrangement, was developed as a Buddhist expression of the beauty of nature. There are many Ikebana “ryuha”, or schools, and various styles of arrangement within each. In this class, instructor Ryoko Arnwine will introduce you to Misho-Ryu Ikebana and teach you how to have fun arranging flowers in an open and approachable environment.
In class, Ryoko will first demonstrate how to arrange Ikebana and teach participants a few basic techniques and rules. After the demonstration, participants will be able to get hands-on and arrange their own Ikebana, while the instructor provides help along the way. When you learn by doing, it’s easier to internalize the process and techniques than if you focus on memorizing a bunch of rules first.
Instructor Ryoko Arnwine wants all participants feel how beautiful the Japanese art of flowers is. Join her to experience a new hands-on way of expressing the beauty of nature.
About the Instructor
Ryoko Arnwine is a Japanese floral designer and Ikebana practitioner. She studied Misho-Ryu Ikebana for 7 years in Osaka, where she worked as a floral designer for the Ritz-Carlton and other local boutique flower shops. She is well-versed in both modern styles and traditional Japanese flower arrangement, as well as flower shop management.
Since Ryoko came to New York in 2017, she has worked as a freelance floral designer, offering her unique, cross-cultural blend of experience and techniques.