Adult Opportunities

Ikebana: Japanese Floral Arranging

Practice the art of Japanese flower arranging using fresh, seasonal plants.

Content Detail

Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through ikebana—the art of Japanese flower arranging. Your instructor will demonstrate several techniques and then help you create your own botanical arrangement. All plant materials will be collected fresh from The Morton Arboretum grounds. Each student will create an ikebana arrangement to take home. See What to Know for details on supplies.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: E-Ling Lou, botanical arranger

Age: 16 and older

Course number: H152


E-Ling Lou, botanical arranger

E-Ling Lou is an artist who has been practicing ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, for over 30 years. She is an Associate First Term master teacher of the Ohara School of Ikebana. She volunteers at The Morton Arboretum, where you can see her ikebana-inspired botanic arrangements.

What to Know

Please click here to see the supply list.

A kenzan and container will need to be purchased; if you wish, you may place an order with the instructor before class for $18 (cash or check). Information on ordering from your instructor will be linked in your registration confirmation email and emailed to registered students two days before class.

Program Schedule

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Thornhill Education Center


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