1 Intro to Western Flower Design (1) • FLDB181L12

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Class Name :

1 Intro to Western Flower Design (1) • FLDB181L12

Class Date :

September 08 - October 13

Meeting Times :

Fri 10am–noon (6 sessions)

Class Location :

Spalding House

Instructor :

Maki (Kohka) Takushi & Sanae Tanabe

Price :


About this Class:

 Spalding House Sogetsu Ikebana  / Fri 10am–noon • FLMT173W98

Learn the principles and concepts of the Sogetsu Ikebana style to create basic and freestyle arrangements with tropical and other varieties of flowers. In the first half hour of class, instructors demonstrate a basic arrangement to illustrate ikebana variations. This class is designed for students who have taken a Sogetsu Ikebana class previously. Class limited to 15 students.

Supply fee: $60 paid to instructor

Supplies:  Beginners - Frog (flower holder in a flat vase), hand Towel, flat moribana vase, scissors, Text book.   Scissors & Text book can be purchase through teacher.  Flat vase can be borrowed.

Arrangement by Carole Sakata's student


12 Intro to Western Floral Design • FLDB173W96

Interested in floral design as a hobby or a career? Learn the basics in this class. Explore the uses of different types of floral material while incorporating the elements and principles of design. Flower care and handling, a bit of terminology, botany and history are also be included.

This is a fun mix of contemporary Western floral design styles utilizing some of the latest accessories such as aluminum wire and flat cane paired with flowers to create centerpieces, gifts, and personal flowers.

Week 1: Care and handling of fresh, processing, storage, heat/cold, food, types of flowers—trops vs. spring, types of foliages, tools. Elements of design—with visuals, floral terminology. Wire work with wrist corsage/boutonniere and “flower crown.” Different types of wire—aluminum, bark, flat, round, gauges.

Week 2: Arrange 12 roses—wiring, care and handling, different types: spray, SA/Ecuador, CA, local, tea, petal count, shape, etc. With filler/no filler, using a vase and a container with foam.

Week 3: Working with tropical, in foam, for a small hospital gift.  Also how to dress up a store-bought orchid plant for a gift.

Week 4: European hand spiraled bouquet and presentation ideas.

Week 5: Two types of centerpieces—long and low and roundy-moundy using foam and “spring” flowers.

Supply List

Artwork by Deb Di Bella

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