Ikebana for Beginners: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging - Lesson 5 - Gerberas and Areca palms | Noriko Matsushita | Skillshare

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Ikebana for Beginners: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging - Lesson 5 - Gerberas and Areca palms

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Lessons in This Class

11 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Tools: Container, Kenzan and Scissors

    • 4. Positioning the Kenzan and Plant Materials

    • 5. Today's Plant Materials

    • 6. Arranging: Areca Palms

    • 7. Arranging: Gerberas

    • 8. Arranging: Godseffianas

    • 9. Arranging: Alstromerias

    • 10. The Final Arrangement

    • 11. Thank you

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About This Class

This class is an introduction to ikebana, for flower lovers.

Ikebana is the traditional and historical Japanese art of flower arranging. This is a beginner level class, which explains the principles in simple terms, making ikebana accessible to everyone.

Ikebana has the power to fill your heart with joy and put a smile on your face. This infectious joy will also extend to those around you and bring them happiness. 

What is ikebana?

  1. ‘Ike’ means ‘life’ and ‘bana’ means ‘flower’. Ikebana is to bring life to plants which have been cut from the earth and to arrange them naturally and beautifully.
  2. Ikebana is to handle each stem or branch with care and to devise ways to allow each one to live as long as possible.
  3. Ikebana has set formations, which means that anyone can create artistic arrangements.

Please visit https://www.yumehana-ikebana.com for more information, or to purchase an ikebana starter pack.

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1. Intro: Hello. You may have not yet more human motion method. This is human. She's the founder of the human Hannah School of Ikebana. And my name is, you can know, I'm the interpreter. Like a thick with HIV and not attack. That's not a big deal, not with kidney. And this is our pet dog, skinny. I go back a cookie. You want what you guys think, Python or EMA. Today we're going to show you how to create this beautiful display here. I'll write it here by money home nodding problem cadaver Gibbon that does not go one dynamic canal. Okay, bye. Go-to lifestyle TO minima. Here Vanna is the traditional Japanese art to flower arranging. And today we're going to do a very dynamic version of that with this arrangement. Or Havana, Cuba, the khanacademy out of it. Now that we all need watertight dogma, this class is for anyone who loves flowers and we're going to go through it step-by-step so anyone can recreate this kind of arrangement at home. So the demographic that I hope you enjoyed, the class. 2. Class Project: I did not, I could not pick the language map. So now we're going to talk a little bit about today's arrangement. Kilowatt added a hoax. Good. The Na'vi, the top. So then no more Magee titled today reviews this these are RecA palm leaves and we've tried to make them look as natural as possible and arrange them in a really dynamic way. And not the heap into diagnostic of God. If Amanda damaged integrity site, you might not be able to get the exact same plant materials. But if you can find something similar and you can follow along at home and try and recreate something like this. Since the heap up football ticket, I find it. Please make sure you take a photo and share it with us by uploading it to the class project section when you're finished or not a dog and that although they were taxed, as you know, homepage the Navalny. But what I'd like you to watch it on the other hand, by Muslim Dima, if you'd like to buy the proper equipment, you can do so at your website. And you can find the link in the class description and a democratic data. Are you ready? Let's get started. 3. Tools: Container, Kenzan and Scissors: Hey, there, although they're not a ton air motion method. Now we're going to talk you through the equipment we're going to use today. Today we have a container like this for the gut up giving you that this is a coenzyme or a pen holder. The most you can come mentality cutoff was it, that got it. And if you don't have a kin zone, you can use an oasis of an oasis, sorry, one leftover. I know kelvin mole, any t Uchida over. So note that did not. But today we are going to cut an oasis quite small and place it on top. The coenzyme, a multitasking and you can push it right down on whatever expectancy, lick and fish just to make sure it's all in a timely manner than ever non-democratic. God, if we're going to use the scissors here, and then you can use anything that you can cut libraries with. Keep your Nazis on that bucket. And we're going to use a small bucket for trimming the fibers underwater. And that's all. 4. Positioning the Kenzan and Plant Materials: Hey, there ever been an attorney can demo it in the method. Now we're going to place the cans and into the container. I could hear nothing bad. Luck or cardiac goods are produced any and all activity mashed up. So we're going to use this container here, but I've placed some tape on this one just so that you can see the positioning. And effective Autobahn, the only ones who have ducking. So we have the coenzyme or a pen holder with Oasis on top. And we've placed this in the left quarter towards you. If you are sitting looking at it, you want it to be on the left? I push the go a couple know, kinda neat or IV much Santa Ana. And also she has grown adult or you can talk or her nulla do terminate this. So today we've placed the oasis on top of the Keynesian. And the purpose of that is that it makes it easier to insert the flowers and also it makes the flowers last longer. 5. Today's Plant Materials: They were not fit. The man was fast. These are the plant materials we're going to use today. Much of an alkyne. We have five erica pound leaves. I know that there are three orange garb, whereas I got up 3D look, God does FDR. Now. We have three speckled got sell pianos and two Peruvian lilies each other. 6. Arranging: Areca Palms: And I click and I can take math. We're going to begin with the Erica pounds height, touch on it. All monoid volume IBMers choose the biggest one to start with today. And we're going to trim it slightly while submerged. Underwater. Thank you, daddy. No. No for me. And this is placed in the left hand side towards you. So if you imagine that this whiteboard is the coenzyme that's in this position here. Like mournful. Of course she hey, till tomorrow. We're going to bend this one slightly with our fingers. Secular, non normal modal. Of course she 2k. And we're going to trim this one so it's slightly shorter than the first vacuum ago by Phil. Not. So though I'm discussing it a little bit shorter. And this one is positioned slightly in front of the first one. This is position number one. There are kind of together their position number one, coordinate and my niece came on. And this one is angled towards the front. The, a term for many of my step goal in my normal Neu, heavy math. So next we want to choose the biggest one note the ones that are leftover. I did. Nonetheless, our squishy, we take oxygen. And this one is again slightly shorter than the first the tooth killed or longer or the more quite a bit shorter actually, for me may not take. And this is placed in the right front corner towards you in the position. They give it a kinda Monday the facade we all need. And when you're positioning, these are RecA pounds. You want to make sure that it's not just in the oasis, but you push it right down so it hits the lens onto the only, the only thing W Bush took math. If any of the leaves are touching the water, they need to be removed. Or walk. Of course, she kusama 10 and then choose the thinner of the two remaining leaves. We shouldn't look like ADHD. And this one is going to be placed in the back. I go through the economic data and we want to curve it again, bend it with our fingers. In this one, again is shorter than the others. Okay. Well then we'll kinda nice I thought into procured that. We should all Nino. Sure. No audit profession. Again, being careful, pierce it right into the Keynesian through the oasis. This is placed right at the back corner here. For what? 1750 cachaca plasma. The last one is the shortest of them. All right. Today we're going to remove some of the lower leaves, cut it underwater and place it right at the back here alongside the first position number three. And this is how it looks from the side. Like a gentleman. 7. Arranging: Gerberas: Hey, it out. You can take in my next we're going to arrange the Gerber has a sample dot, my Boolean filter by ovoid. This lab. You give it a good mom. I said the normal noise happening. These are all quite similar and facing forwards, but we want to choose the one that's looking the straightest out of the three. I consider them is that give you Oshima there long? So first I'm going to trim them underwater in the bucket. And then I'm going to see how it looks within the arrangement. Tilton and it's a bit long, so I'm going to trim it again. In this water, Magna Carta, the nose costume. She does not follow me. Mike and alcohol and really no need. And this is going to be placed in the middle and slightly towards the back with the flower facing forwards. And medications can maintain a good day. And this one is nice and tall. We don't want it to be an angle. Take cultural continuity book. Kinda. See my thing. And that position was up here. Number for me. For the second hour is slightly shorter than it could be not called Telnet, their muscle, motor muscle. So the fibers drooping a little bit so we want to try and straighten it out a little so neat. Yeah. Cosine. Gently straighten it with your fingers. E to the at that time and I try not to warm it too much with your hands. Not to me. Schema slightly straighter than it was before. And keyhole mode, or the most cosmetic company, got this one's cut slightly shorter than the first one. And not a daddy thing. And this is placed again around the middle, but slightly towards the left this time in position number 5. Thanking me. In the next one is shorter cell. Okay. My total debt. You can try positioning here within the arrangement. And then and this one is going to be the shortest of the three. With the charter. The Magna Carta do not mean, I think. And again, this is around the center, but slightly towards the right. This time. Welcome to the show. Is and this is how it looks from the side. 8. Arranging: Godseffianas: Next we're going to arrange the god said pianos. Eventually enough away any home you came after. We're going to position two of them at the front to begin with. We know that divine in MANOVA. I have a nice speckled variety. So we want to choose the ones that have lots of nice white speckles to be at the front. And then the Coptic Cordova pseudo point that this one has lots of speckles. So I'm going to choose that one to begin with. We're going to cut this quite short. I trim it slightly underwater. Kanban. Okay. The first one is placed right at the front and to the right. And we want it to hide the coenzyme as much as possible. I will walk much. More important AGI, math. You can choose another one of your choice. It's personal preference. I get my factor model, don't like it, but I got my mean to Cuckoo, cuckoo. And we'll cut this one around the same or slightly shorter than the first one. Dummy input, terminal underwater. The vacuolar do not. And here these coffee, he Maggie me. The whole kind of cations. And this one again is placed right at the front, this time to the left, and it's angled towards the front, towards you. The link for what we should do. The last one is quite short and placed right at the back. Trematode underwater. Mean my thing. Book we got cameo ductility. And this one might not be so visible from the front, but it's inserted there to add depth to the overall arrangement right at the back. You Kolkata and people thought this is how it looks from the side, as you can see, it's quite a large arrangement, is quite spread out. Picked him up. 9. Arranging: Alstromerias: Yeah, hello, hello, Yaakov. Schema. Next we're going to arrange the Peruvian lilies in a nice lively way. You must know the book, the spine. As we have a lot of foliage already, we're going to remove the leaves from the lilies. And now they've got data that we wanted to draw attention to the flowers. Don't need to be careful you don't remove any flowers while you're removing the leaves. Gotten pushed him. Wait time. If you leave a few of the smaller leaves, if you like. Ooh. We'll trim it quite short underwater. And again, in this container, The Guardian and shorter still I think a line. And I'm going to place this in front of the garb, whereas right here. Okay. That brings a little bit more life to the arrangement, the same again with the leaves, we can remove them. I am quite decided who I am going to place these yet. A table number one. This flowers can hanging off some sweet determinants of them. It's a bit of a shame. Because again, this one is going to be cut quite short. And I have been sternal border. And we're going to add it to the bottom just to add a bit of volume. I might not think this might not be very visible from the front, but again, it adds depth. And this is how it looks from the side. I'm sorry, the last one was placed in this position here. What do you think? 10. The Final Arrangement: This is the final arrangement and I'm going to rotate it 360 degrees so you can have a look at it from all angles. So big. There we are. 11. Thank you: Thank you very much. Thank you very much for watching the glass technology that nasa did. He die dog, tick equity up. We'll stick with that type. Please feel free to find similar plant materials, make your own arrangements, and share it with us in the class project section, like Adobe lead to one and all those cool in a home Apigee, there might still be math. And if you'd like to purchase the equipment, you can do so at a website. But what don't want the goods could see the time Catawba and meditation joint cobalt dirty must not it. The homepage or non-qualified. If you'd like to delve deeper into Ikebana, we do have an online course. Again, you can find more details on our website. I had it done enough. I'm not a proton awesome in terribly much. I'm looking forward to seeing all of your creations.