Ikebana for Beginners: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging - Lesson3 - Roses and Dracaena | Noriko Matsushita | Skillshare

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Ikebana for Beginners: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging - Lesson3 - Roses and Dracaena

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. The History of Ikebana

    • 3. The Arrangement

    • 4. Tools: Vase, Scissors and Bucket

    • 5. Today's Plant Materials

    • 6. Arranging: Thunberg's meadowsweets

    • 7. Arranging: Roses

    • 8. Arranging: Dracaenas

    • 9. The Final Arrangement

    • 10. 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: Cognitive. Hello. You may have an ideal him on top in it than multi-method. This is human. She's the founder of the gimme Hannah School of Ikebana. And I am, you know, I'm the translator and teacher at the nanoscale we Havana cadaver. You can't buy land. That Yochai's schema. Today we're going to introduce to you the Japanese art of flower arranging called Ikebana, Java coated or not. And it all came about novel guys day2 method. Today we're going to show you how to arrange Ikebana display like this one here. She did not consider mono. First. Mistake. Today we're going to use a vast and we're going to show you how to breathe life into your branches and create an arrangement like this. It campaign and not let PC Brancusi archive stage method. In the next video, we're going to tell you a little bit about the origins of the Cabana. 2. The History of Ikebana: Given the knowledge that cosine theta can fit nicely to method. Now we're going to give you a brief overview of the history of Ikebana. It given our current data gravity method, it said that you hear when I began about 600 years ago, Kyoto not using attacking needed no alcohol, cocaine, or hypoxia of stuff. No cuckoo daughter you update are not within that Andy, my food. There's a hexagonal shapes temple called Raqqa codon in the center of Kyoto. So-called non-Jewish. Ok. With a I do it cannot both in the Yucatan, Nakagin, rid of it. I own the head priest, their sin K Cinnabon, a set of began Ikebana. So not all gcloud ANOVA then go back and enter. My data taught you added the method is said that this temple was built about 1500 years ago. And they each bar, you may not even there Hadoop, Giotto could tell she had put, they've added that to evaluate. It was built by the famous prints short ago. Alternative. Good to thank her. Talk is on my nominee in Qatar. Do we feel that I mean, my stamp? There is a customer of displaying flowers in front of the altar in the Temple. Essential work has no How now we can think diode is in the beginning, is thought that they use lotus flowers for these displays. So they cut out my eroded or not Ohio and no ego Nonaka today that diabetes. After some time they began using other flowers in their arrangements as well. Or federal Iraq, Jordan nodded cocoa law at all from one node of my similar kokoro health and wellness tip in my symphony. This is a Buddhist temple and they used straight fibers at the altar to represent the straight and pure soul. God damn gate is taking your Nina, the diode D2. And this then evolved into an art. So don't go home, not a hit or COCOMO and Tacoma mantle you Kusama look among kids to do or here medically view and now you might stop. Eventually in Japan, in architecture, they started building rooms called token woman, which was a reception space. And they had especially bill area for flowers like Turkana, Boy, you need data model toasty. Cuba has been here rather than evolved further as people had this space in mind when they made the arrangements, contact the Khan Academy, they oversee the shock. And that is just a basic overview of the history of Havana. 3. The Arrangement: Today we're going to create an arrangement like this one and that the heat added is actually more up boosting phenotype. Please have a go at making your own and make sure you take some photos and upload them to the class project section. And that's kind of my thank you. 4. Tools: Vase, Scissors and Bucket: Although this may wash my never going to go over the tools and equipment we're going to use today. Kilowatt or not. Taking math. Today, we have a vast like this. Cannot do spend she could I. It's about ten centimeters in diameter. And two things, singularity, not copying it. And about 30 centimeters in height. Kinda Ohio, North America. He didn't know the other Batman demo that you can use flourish tree scissors like bees, or you can use any scissors that can cut through Flowers. Kilowatt. Lucky, I didn't have that kinda taking methane. We also need a bucket of water for you to trim the flowers in. It. 5. Today's Plant Materials: I don't know that the near Washington. So now we're going to talk about what we're going to use today. I have no idea what a yuki or 99 tumble. We have three Bamberg metal suites that are not three roses and three juiciness. The Canaanite equity. In the next video, we're going to start arranging the metal suites. 6. Arranging: Thunberg's meadowsweets: We're going to begin by arranging the Thornburg meadow speeds. Java cannot copy what Martin and needed to go to Columbia to Yani dominate, not copy book, activate. This other valves here is normally used for practicing, but today we're going to use this glass one so that you can see what it looks like inside. Aquafina promotional mono era. They can choose one that you find as an interesting line to begin with. He guided the mind. And this one is placed in the left and towards the front and the UK. And what motivated you to Kate inactive Octavian today, metal swings are long-lasting and so you don't need to trim them underwater. And this one is placed over here in position number one to the right. Okay. Thank you. Need the money. More money in the state to the next one is going to be a little bit shorter and placed in the left. Now for a more complicated graphical and no need to duck Saleema noted, to remove some of the little lower branches that are going to be submerged in the water. Somewhere around here. Like Tata musical money. Taking. The last one is going to be the shortest of the three and placed in the back. The cushion is becoming is not it. And we're going to remove any of the branches that we don't need because this is going to be quite short channel or even hypothetical law. And we want to just clean up the part that's going to be submerged underwater and removed anything that's an excess flush. Okay. And this is placed in the write back on Monday. And this one, we want to hit the base. We want it to go right down to the bottom of the vast thickener and talk to the dominant allele. These are not, by New York is dominated daddy, digital heat. Because of time. Please don't all have to touch the bottom. It really depends on the shape of the branches. So some of them can go halfway and you can support them and angle. If that's, if that works better. For not to the left by that originated. In the next video, we are going to arrange the roses. 7. Arranging: Roses: Yeah, I know it can take never going to arrange the roses. But a lot of times it isn't all day. We will talk them all come online in. These three roses look pretty much the same and so it doesn't matter which one we choose to begin with today. In particular, are not all the cookies item Manoa life. Generally though, if you do have to print sizes, we want to make sure that the largest flower is to shortest. Took the Bahasa nano decodable. And so we're going to choose the most slender looking one to begin with, and we're going to keep that one nice and tall. He might not have power. I'm not. Tonight will no output. Gap phenome colliding on its Karima. If you have any leaves that don't look so nice, you can remove those narrow. Yeah. Right. Now we're going to trim this while it's submerged, underwater in the bucket, right? In effect, and of course it's a PDF that protocol or tomorrow. So first we trimmed they end in the bucket. And now we're going to scrape the outer layer of the bottom of the stem. And now we're going to trim it to second time underwater. Not about 40 miles. Remove any leaves that might touch the water. Still loaded into none of the above. So we cut the flower while submerged underwater. And then we lifted it out and placed it back in into this bass. And the few seconds says out of the water doesn't really matter because the flower is wet. Honey. Coffee shops gets it and pick up more. So this one was placed in this position towards the back. Here. The second one is going to be cut a little bit shorter. And we want this to be at an angle. You could leave it. Sorry, it takes me some time to scrape the end. We do this to increase the water absorption. We're going to cut it underwater in the bucket. Came on. And we want this one to be angles towards the front. And it's going to be placed in the front left quarter. Somewhere around here. Composition number five. Faculty for musicals may not take. This last one is going to be the shortest of the three. And we're going to play sat in the front right quarter. And so the it looks like this. And the next we're going to arrange the juiciness. 8. Arranging: Dracaenas: And now it is never going to arrange the Christina's. Thanks for not annoyed him. And first we're going to place one right at the front and who are going to cut it quite short. Took on a life no debt. Pythonic dichotomies music. This is quite long, so we're going to cut it first and then cut it again underwater and it's easier to do it that way. Oh, vector-based NACA put the Hawaii pseudo-polynomial. I didn't explain how to choose which one to use first. But we want to use one that is kind of white, light looking and small to begin with. I know today we want to smooth out each week with your hands according motifs. And that gets rid of any dust that might be on there as well. And this is placed in the right and towards the front, somewhere around there in position number seven. Did you understand that? We want to make sure that the flower is facing forwards for multiple antichain orca. The next one is going to be cut a little bit shorter. Como nano, perennial half-a-day, calculate the Debye meeting. If the opening of the vase is already quite hidden with the leaves, we don't need to put any other leaves are the dressing is in the front, so they cannot even calculate revolver. I know. We want to hide the opening of the vase as much as possible and so that's our goal or not. But I know it sounds, it's already quite hidden. We are going to place this towards the back slightly, but in the front quarter, somewhere around here. We should know that they are going to place the last one in the back and this is going to be quite short. Again. My kind of muddy near my claim that the sheet or map, candidate Yorkie, this last one might not be so visible from the front by adds depth to the overall arrangement is placed here. And this is how it looks from the side. What do you think? 9. The Final Arrangement: Now I am going to rotate it 360 degrees so that you can have a good arrangement from all angles. What do you think? 10. Thank you: Because I did study cap. What do you think of today's arrangement? Not the cuckoo, velocity, Kotok, the here home would be geography data type. If you'd like to learn more about Ikebana, please visit our website, will place the link in the project description. Thank you.