Ikebana for Beginners: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging - Lesson 6 - Prairie gentians and more | Noriko Matsushita | Skillshare

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Ikebana for Beginners: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging - Lesson 6 - Prairie gentians and more

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Lessons in This Class

7 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Intro : Class Project

    • 2. Tools: Container, Oasis and Scissors

    • 3. Today's Plant Materials

    • 4. Arranging: Prairie gentians and Alstromerias

    • 5. Arranging: Solomon's seals and Kiwi vine

    • 6. The Final Arrangement

    • 7. 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 : Class Project: Hello, human handlers, good and not Ikebana, EMR thought in metamorphic method. This is email. She's the founder of the, you may have a School of Ikebana. And my name is you Keynote and the translator and a teacher at the school. So Ikebana, a table row cathedral kilowatt, or determining which type dominant math. In this class we're going to create a simple Ikebana arrangement that is for displaying on tables containing Nikita. Though do not need them. What the ketone non-diegetic title MATLAB. This is very simple and suitable for beginners. Hi, I'm Marty. He got it. I know what my nails got the meticulous site. Please feel free to follow along with similar plant materials at home. Take ansi staffing or the heat push stick, define it. And once you're finished, please take a photo and upload it to the class project section. I didn't have our total budget. I became unhappy with normal, no orthodox unique ID I type. This style is slightly different to the western flower arranging, and I hope you enjoy it. 2. Tools: Container, Oasis and Scissors: So let's go through your no diagnostic me washing method. Now we're going to go over the equipment that you'll need for this class. Hey, Sammy, not cocky. Gwaii, monogamy, Batman can windy. Today we have a small container or buzz. You can use anything you like. I planned it kinda can do o acid. And we have an oasis that we're going to put inside the container height. And the kind of need to keep your pseudo terminal or me to tweet in 10D. We have some water separate and this is for cutting the plant materials in. I can only enjoy they do intersect C diff and a jug or small watering can. Click. There might be bad. And they do have families. And most importantly, we need some scissors. You can use anything to cut the flowers with. 3. Today's Plant Materials: Once I don't know if it's a male sheep, these are the materials that we're going to use today. And he's Panamanian, are keyed on landing on top, so you don't have it. Today we have two yellow areas and one red. One thing that protocol Pico family will need to know how nasa, either by NetTutor, take that path. So today we have three primary Jenkins. We need three, but preferably for one of them to still be in bad. And it kinda cool, you know, we have for Solomon seals queuing or to do an undermine, if not q, it not supported. And today we're going to use a kiwi vine. You can use anything. It doesn't need to be a kiwi vine, but we need a vine. 4. Arranging: Prairie gentians and Alstromerias: Well, I'm not an advocate taking math. We're going to begin by arranging the flowers like, oh I see Fiona. First we're going to place the oasis into the container. Height of the quarter moon, the fico them weighted co continent. You can have this facing directly along, parallel to the table or at an angle. Today we're going to have it at an angle and we're going to fill it with water for a couple of minutes on Monday night. We want to fill it so that it covers the oasis photochemical Piketty schema. We're going to begin with a prayer each Indians method particle to go down to bomb your monogamy. Of course. First we're going to place the bad in the center and we're going to keep it quite tall. Include key off. Make sure you cut the stem underwater. Remove any of the lower leaves, right? It took you up. No fascia and anemone cut. For the final cut, we want to do an angle because that'll make it easier to insert into the laces. The Magna Carta. They keep it at the moment. And we'll place this one right in the middle. And we want it to be as straight and as tall as possible. I'm going to remove this little stem coming off it. Next, we're going to arrange the ones that have blossomed and we're going to cut these a little bit shorter. You can remove the leaves if you like. So next we're going to arrange the red area. I'm going to remove the leaves, teeth and a half months, a little demo. He did Sushi atovaquone only did. He can leave some of the smaller leaves if you'd like, or you can take them off. It's personal preference protocol click Install. And Nancy, for I know Tata NYK cut off. We're going to cut it so it's about the same height to super-rich and teens. Still needed a place that a random Middle East Coast. And Nancy or neat, how are talking about the yellow one is going to be a little bit shorter. And like before, we're going to remove some of the leaves. Me see Cuckoo, cuckoo. This one should be shorter than the first Astro, Maria. All right, dose. You don't need categorical data. We want them to be angled towards the front and to the back table with a different look at CO2 that took what you cannot be a Google map because it's displayed on a table. We want it to look nice from the front and the back. Okay. 5. Arranging: Solomon's seals and Kiwi vine: The Hub facto connote to do well. Next we're going to arrange the foliage and the vines. 80 mitosis on anyone that the lender call you divide it. First. We're going to place the Solomon's seal 2 in the front and two in the back. I don't know how many. The first term we're going to keep quite long and place in the front. And, you know, my thought, the blue dot dot times the 90 day, nonetheless, negated Q. We're going to place this towards the site. If it's directly to the front, it can get in the way on a table. So we want it to flow nicely to the side. Costuming Chicago cactus. The next one's going to be a little bit shorter. Keywords or not? Not. In my Codio bottom I know for me, let me take and this one is placed in front of the last one. I thought we should on the whole more than your knee on the left cosine and I'm immediately similar to the front. We're going to cut the first one and keep it quite long to the back. What's coming in? And the next one is a little bit shorter time for me to do it. So I've got and lastly, we're going to use the kiwi vine by little bit more decoration. Whatever craft that electron it into. Content. This has been dried so we don't need to cut it submerged underwater. Right? Thing to do. I think I'm imagining the handle of a basket here has a place. This graphene might be not quite symmetrical. And there we are. 6. The Final Arrangement: Now I'll rotate it 360 degrees so that you can get a good lake from all angles. Here comes skinny. There we are. 7. Thank you!: Kilowatt, and he had done what I might do that. Thank you very much for watching the class. The hiddenness and more aplastic anemia. Please have a go at home and upload your photos. Want to Glasgow City tank at our home unbidden whole lot more anchor that site. If you'd like to learn more about Ikebana, please go to our website which you can find in the class project description handout nine months time. Thank you very much.