This workshop will teach the basic styles of the Ikebana Ohara School. This school is one of the most popular Ikebana schools in the world and is known for the artistic approach to the traditional flower arranging. Ohara school’s focus is to utilize the seasonal fresh materials with simple elegant styles. This program includes a Japanese-style vase and kenzan (needle-point flower holder) as well as the flowers for the arrangement. Participants will bring home their own creation as well as the skills and tools to keep creating.
- Friday, March 3
- 1 – 3 pm, FGCU Kapnick Center room 124 at Naples Botanical Garden
- $75 Members / $85 Non-Members (limit 20 participants)
Kaoru Sweet was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She attended Arizona State University and after graduating, studied Ikebana in Tokyo and received a master’s degree from the Ohara School. Then she married in Madison, Wisconsin, and taught Ikebana there for 20 years. Her family moved to Florida in 2009, and she has enjoyed meeting new friends through flowers since that time.
Registration for Lifelong Learning programs can be completed in these ways:
- Register in person at the Chabraja Visitors Center
- For questions or to register by phone call 239.643.7275 during business hours
- Register by email LLL@naplesgarden.org during non-business hours by leaving contact information and the program(s) of interest and someone will return your call within 2 business days
Registration is complete when payment is received. Certain programs fill up quickly and we accept registration on a first come, first served basis. Register early to ensure your program is not cancelled due to low enrollment. If a cancellation is required a refund will be issued.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.