Finding Ikebana Lessons
Many people have asked us about taking lessons to learn how to create ikebana arrangements. Although we are not a school of ikebana, our members gain the opportunity to learn about ikebana of many different schools – their inspirations, styles, philosophy, history, and techniques.
In Japan, there are hundreds of ikebana schools. Some schools stress classical styles; others focus on free style, and some a blend of both.
If you are interested in exploring lessons, there are several ways to do that. You may meet a sensei (teacher) in person or virtually and take lessons or do a combination of both.
1. Contact our Miami Chapter member, Marjorie DaVanzo, Ohara School, 3rd Term Master
2. Contact our Miami Chapter past member, Stephan Eberhagen, Sogetsu School.
3. Contact the North and Central American Region (NCAR) for more choices of schools and listings of sensei (teacher) throughout this region at www.ikebanancar.org
Click on "Directory of Resources".
Below are samples of each of the 4 primary schools of ikebana. However, each school has a broad range of arrangements that are taught using the school's principles. Other schools include Saga Goryu, Misho, Ryuseiha and more than 300 others which are recognized by Japan. Some schools are only taught in Japan.