April 13th and 20th, 2024. 2-4pm. This is a 2-Saturday workshop. Please plan to attend both dates. Registration fee includes both days of instruction and all supplies.
Learn about Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement and the interesting history of Ikebana, which was practiced by the Samurai warriors.
Students will create a traditional Ikebana arrangement as taught in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. A ceramic suiban vase and a Japanese kenzan/pin frog will be included along with floral materials, which can taken home after each class.
About Your Instructor: "Ayame" Irene Gomulka Sensei
Irene Gomulka is a licensed instructor in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana and holds the rank of 1st Grade, Jonin Somu, from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Tokyo, Japan. Irene has been involved with Ikebana for about 30 years and is the current president of the Ikebana International Chapter in Orlando, which has just celebrated their 55th anniversary. She is also the Chairperson of the Sogetsu Orlando Study Group and a member of the Sogetsu Teachers Association (STA). Irene is a graduate of the University of Florida from the School of Fine Arts.
Irene has given numerous demonstrations and taught Ikebana classes at Leu Gardens, Mennello Museum, Epcot and Garden Clubs and teaches ongoing workshops and classes. For many years, she has been invited as an Ikebana artist to demonstrate Ikebana at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival.
Recently, Irene’s Ikebana arrangements have appeared in two European books published by Stichting Kunstboek titled: “Master Class Ikebana,” 2020 & “Ikebana. Opposites Attract,” 2023.