Learn the art of reading and arranging flowers in a way that pays respect to the characteristics of the individual stem as much as the principles of design. Inspired by the methods of Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging), along with the abundant flora of Brisbane’s surrounds, you will learn to create botanical artworks that speak of the seasons and allow you to bring nature into your home.
For this loose and airy style of vase arrangement, you will use a Kenzan (Japanese ikebana tool) as the anchor for your flowers. Bring a low-rimmed dish or bowl to act as your vase, and the rest will be supplied!
ABOUT ELIZA ROGERS
Classically trained at Southbank Institute of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), Eliza first learned the traditional skills and styles of floristry in her introductory work with flowers. At the completion of her studies, she travelled extensively across North America, acquiring a fresh, contemporary approach to the art of floral design along the way.
During her time in USA, she noticed a strong emphasis on the use of high quality, local, and seasonal flowers, along with the inclusion of unusual and oft-forgotten heirloom varieties. This made an impression on her there, and now influences her selection of blooms back home in Australia. In keeping with an ethos of connection to locality (along with her love of wild, unruly elements), Eliza keenly forages where she can, to incorporate a sense of wilderness and the surrounding environment within her work.
- Art of reading and arranging flowers in a way that pays respect to the characteristics of the individual stem as much as the principles of design.
- Methods of Ikebana - the Japanese art of flower arranging.
- Create botanical artworks that speak of the seasons and allow you to bring nature into your home.
- Brass Kenzan
- Floral Scissors
- Floral Adhesive
- Flowers and floral materials
- Low-rimmed dish or bowl to act as vase* (roughly the size of a soup bowl, must be watertight).
- Keen ears and eyes to do your best flower-whispering with.
Casual (Warning: It might get messy)
Everyone interested to learn Ikebana.
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.