Adult Programs

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging (in person)

Capture the graceful curve of leaves and boughs, the delightful color of flowers or berries, and the lightness of a cloud through ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging.

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Capture the graceful curve of leaves and boughs, the delightful color of flowers or berries, and the lightness of a cloud through ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging.

Ikebana aims to express emotion and bring out the inner qualities of plants. Much like sculpture, arrangements are studies in color, line, form, and function.

In this hands-on workshop, your instructor will demonstrate several techniques and then help you create your favorite version of a seasonal arrangement. All plant materials will be collected fresh from the Arboretum grounds. Each student will create an arrangement to take home.

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COVID-19 Precautions: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines

Notes:

  • Held indoors.
  • Limited to 16 participants. 
  • Supplies: Click here to see the supply list. The kenzan and container will need to be purchased in addition to the program fee; if you wish, you may purchase these from the instructor in class for around $23. Contact registrar-ed@mortonarb.org to place your request for supplies before class. 

E-Ling Lou, Arboretum botanical arranger

E-Ling Lou is an ikebana artist who has been practicing ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, for more than 25 years. She is a Second Term master teacher of the Ohara School of Ikebana. She volunteers at The Morton Arboretum, where you can see her ikebana-inspired botanic arrangements.

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