This class will combine two Japanese art forms – origami and flower arranging. Bring any small container and a few greens from your garden and we will provide the flowers, Oasis, and the origami. Think outside the box when you choose your container. A small sugar bowl, tea cup, or sake bottle would be interesting and different. A clear glass is suitable, but less desirable. Please no tall glass vases as they are best for western style arrangements. You will learn some principles of free-style arranging in the Japanese style and take home an arrangement to enjoy in your home that is unique.
- Thursday, January 19
- 10 am – 12 pm, Naples Botanical Garden FGCU Kapnick Center room 124
- $35 Member / $40 Non-Members (limited to 30 participants)
Stephanie has been studying Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, since 1995. Ikenobo is the oldest school of Ikebana, celebrating over 550 years of history. In the fall of 2014, Stephanie received her 16th certificate, Katoku, Sr. Professor 3rd grade. This original school of Ikebana has 18 degrees that are awarded based on proficiency and understanding of the various arrangements and styles. She has been President of the Ikenobo chapter in Naples, Florida, since 2009 and is one of the primary teachers in that chapter. She has demonstrated for various organizations, clubs, and garden clubs in the Chicago area, as well as here in southwest Florida. She has served as membership chairman, president, and treasurer for the Naples chapter of Ikebana International and has been the President of the Ikebana Ikenobo Naples Chapter since 2009.
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.