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Ikebana Floral Design on Earth Day

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    Technique
    "The whole universe is contained within a single flower.”- Toshiro Kawase 
    In Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, blossoms, branches, leaves, and stems find new life as materials for art-making. In contrast to the western habits of casually placing flowers in a vase, ikebana aims to bring out the inner qualities of flowers and other live materials and express emotion. The key to Ikebana design is simplicity.
    What to expect We will learn about the origins, rules, and symbolism in the Ikebana tradition and will focus on what is available to us in early Spring. We will design arrangements that highlight the simplicity and staggering beauty that the first flowers of spring bring to us. By narrowing our focus to one or two types of branches we can truly focus on form, structure, and balance. Instead of arranging flowers, the object truly, is to arrange spaces. The goal of this class will be to expand your appreciation of beauty. We will use a shallow compote vessel and a floral frog for this piece. Flowering shrubs could include, buttercup winter hazel (Corylopsis), Forsythia, Magnolia, Pink Spirea, Japanese andromeda, dogwood, cherry blossoms, or Rhododendron. 
    Class The style of Ikebana floral design is about creating with less and letting those stems speak.
    Notes
    Please park in F&B parking lot behind the building (entrance on Acton Street). Walk the ramp up and around the building to the floral studio front door.  
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    Flowers & Bread 3870 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43214
    Date
    Wednesday, April 22nd, 7-9PM

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