Ikebana for Beginners: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging - Lesson4 - Roses and Reeves spiraeas | Noriko Matsushita | Skillshare

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Ikebana for Beginners: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging - Lesson4 - Roses and Reeves spiraeas

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Tools: Container, Kenzan and Scissors

    • 4. Today's Plant Materials

    • 5. Arranging: Reeves spiraeas

    • 6. Arranging: Roses

    • 7. Arranging: Spray Roses

    • 8. The Final Arrangement

    • 9. 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 were hundreds Google Keep. And that year you met Don multi-method. This is human. She's the founder of the human nanoscale, be Kibana. And I'm the interpreter, you Kino. Java tabu data either given deistic skeletal movement. Today we're going to introduce the Japanese art form of Kibana. So chi-square. And in this class we're going to make an arrangement like this one. 2. Class Project: The glucose Illinois keep a normal Yochai's to give us. Today, we're going to show you how you can very easily make an arrangement like this one. I do not have non-leaky mass number. The heat, nasa walkers attacker dedicated dogma up, push data back into receded. Literally, anyone can make an arrangement like this. So please have a go at home and if he did, please take a photo and upload it to the class project section. If you find anything classical oxygen non-metallic at our homepage and the homework or on clarified. If you'd like to know more about it, please visit our website which we've linked in the class description. Let's take your work and your contaminant mac amaka, is it amongst the automatic mode of this data that gave a talk or Cadillac petal math. Today is going to be a very simple and brief lesson. So if you'd like to know a little bit more about the techniques, please watch our separate Skillshare class titled lesson one, effect. Thank you. 3. Tools: Container, Kenzan and Scissors: Autonomy of it's never going to explain about the tools you'll need today. We're going to use this vase here. First step formula came, then they are not formed. And today we're going to use a sponge-like this instead of a coenzyme, which would normally use for Havana. Okay. Give it a kick. The thing. We're going to put two of these sponges in and we want it to be a nice tight fit. Hey, considerable, cannot cut off. Tomorrow. We're going to now cut into the spongy letter a using this Stanley knife. Me, me, me, me. Keeping that. And we just cut two slits in. So it becomes equal in thirds and then two again. So it becomes a grid pattern at the La Manana bottom. And some floral dresses or any kind of scissors that you can use to cut flowers. Like he did not take an idea. And we want a little container with water in it so that when you're trimming your clouds, you can cut them while submerged underwater. And lastly, we need a watering can or something that you can pour water into the vast width. 4. Today's Plant Materials: It was I don't know if it's the main method. These are the plant materials we're going to use in today's lesson. I put a codename. I did not come home with three reefs diarrheas, three red roses. That prototype not by Nonaka. And we have three kids, spray mom roses. And that's what we're going to use for today's arrangement. 5. Arranging: Reeves spiraeas: We're going to begin with the reefs barrier. Quaternion. Look at us, push tocopherol ID MAC know that that didn't dies on my map. This is quite a tall vase, so we're going to insert the risk of diarrhea so that they kind of droop outwards. If not, if Japan tactility it out. We want to use the one that's kinda dripping nicely. Put a lot of MOOC, course corrected mark. This one has a little bit of weight and also the flowers are blossoming. So I'm going to choose this one to begin with. Hello and welcome. Of course, we're going to remove some of the lower leaves. Then. We're going to trim it. Well, it's submerged, underwater. So meaning not call it. And this is going to be placed in the right corner towards you. Don't hone. My opponent needed. You can choose whichever one you like for your second one. Back to time 0, this time the hormone production. We're going to cut this one a little bit shorter. So we're going to remove quite a few of the leaves from the bottom. Cosmetic acoustic neuroma or trim a little bit off first and then trim it again underwater. And this increases the water absorption. Meaning it took them a handler in a deal more equity than you think. And this one again, I'm placing in the right and we want to position it in a way so the flowers are facing forwards. What crypto bio me to come in. The last one we're going to cut a little bit shorter still. And again, we want to make sure the flowers are pointing forwards when inserted on high. So again, we're going to remove some of the lower leaves. The total amount of you're either not bold, and of course, when it's heavy, it's going to drip more. And in this case I don't want this one to drip so much, so I'm going to remove some of the leaves that are in-between and that's going to make it a little bit lighter. Again, we'll submerge it in water and trim it. And we'll place that towards the back right on Mackenzie did my pen. And this is how it looks from the side. 6. Arranging: Roses: By now you get the map. Next, we're going to arrange the roses. Alternate by Nava. Cuckoo factor must know the apple. We're going to leave the larger roses till the end because we want them to be short, qualitative on that particular item. So I've chosen the smallest one to begin with. Hey, doctor told me to come and they go right in math, this arrangement, they're all going to be quite sharp tip that will cut it underwater. And this is placed somewhere in the middle. He suddenly law. So which is the second smallest rows next. Copulatory important in determining the cactus. And this one is cut so it's shorter than the first one. You cut it underwater. Kennedy. Failover. And they kinda we've saved the last one, the largest one to last, and this one's going to be much shorter. Homeobox like Mom, I'm going to remove all of the leaves. Make sure you cut it underwater. And this one is placed at the front and very low. You ask who they are, but out. In the next video we're going to arrange the spray roses. The top. And this is how it looks from the side. 7. Arranging: Spray Roses: It's putting up I will take you never going to arrange the spray roses? I don't know how I did that. I took all the equity. Which company? These are all pretty small and cute. But again, we're going to save the larger ones for last, and they're going to be shorter. The total for it. What? We're going to remove any broken stems. I'm going to position first one around here. Your stick. It's a little cut it underwater. I will place that in there. So it's just peeking out. If you took those shown in the math, we're going to place another one in the back. This one is cut shorter than the first one. So strong. And I'm going to position these so that the flowers are facing backwards. And the last one we're going to place towards the front toe. Tap into what the name, it'll take two more. This one has lost its fibers, so we're just going to remove the stem carefully so it looks organic and becoming big. So we'll cut this one nice and short and remove the leaves. You go up here. And we're going to put that one right at the front. Maybe a little bit shorter. We begin from nature. And this is how it looks from the side. What do you think? 8. The Final Arrangement: Now we're finished. We're going to add the water as long as the sponges wet and it's fully absorbed, the water, that's fine. And now I'm going to rotate it 360 degrees so you can have a good lick. What do you think? 9. Thank you: Kilowatt ground could affect very much. Thank you very much for watching the class. Question could also be my type, but our homepage, no homo where I'm going to type. If you'd like to learn more about you, Kibana, please visit our website. Go to the unarguable now, I don't know. Now Tiger, the MOOC equidistant get up, boost the graphite. You can use whatever plant materials you like. And if you like, please copy this and follow along at home and upload your photos to the class project section. I thank you very much.