Introduce yourself to someone new. What is your experience with ikebana? Flowers in general?
— Connection Prompt to Build Community
Spend time seeing the flowers, smelling the flowers, and holding the flowers. Set an intention—a specific location to display your work (minimalist Marie Kondo style) or perhaps a make a difference design for a family member, colleague, or friend. Think of a word to meditate on as you work on your arrangement.
— Ikebana is a meditative art.
Tulips by Mona Olsen
Tulips are a member of the lily family. There are 150 species. Tulips are phototropic (they will grow and move toward a light source). A pre-1982 penny in the water will help perk up your tulips. Don’t mix daffodils with your tulips unless you treat them first (let them soak alone in water overnight before mixing in an arrangement ).
— Tulip Facts
Basic Style.jpeg
2x the size of the length of the vase (shin), 2/3 the size of the shin (soe), 2/3 the size of the soe (hikai).
— Proportions for Class
This container allows us to use oasis, hide the mechanics, and can be reused.
— Optimal Containers
Vase for Ikebana Cornell Botanical Gardens
Create an ikebana arrangement that follows the basic style and incorporates the book of your choice (including folds as you see fit) into your arrangement. Name your arrangement (inspired by your meditative word) and be ready to present your work.
— Ikebana Class Prompt
Please email any photos to I would love to share your work in future classes.
— Pay It Forward