Ikebana Flower Arranging
February 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm$125.00
Ikebana Flower Arranging Demonstration and Workshop
Come join us for a brief history of the art of Sogetsu Ikebana and a demonstration of basic techniques from 11:00 am – 12:30pm. We will take a short break from 12:30 – 1:30 pm (Lunch not included but can be preordered from Sealantro at the Garden Café) followed by a guided workshop with one-on-one instruction, concluding with a group critique. Plant material from McKee Botanical Garden will be provided to each student along with a container and kenzan. Please bring clippers. Space is limited.
Instructor: Barb Kaytes
Barbara is an Approved Design Judge with the Garden Club of America. She has judged on the national level for the past 10 years and has exhibited on the international stage as a floral designer. She has multiple GCA awards to her credit. Along with her interest in Western design, she has been studying the art of Ikebana for 12 years…. a lifelong pursuit. She has achieved the second highest level of Sanyo and began teaching several years ago. Her Ikebana work has appeared in the Japanese Room of the Sackler Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and at multiple spaces in the New York metropolitan area. While honoring the ancient tradition of Japanese floral design, which is steeped in discipline and precision, she overlays her knowledge of Western design to create an exciting hybrid of the two cultures.