Who can join?
Anyone, regardless ikebana school, stage of learning or country of residence.
Beginners welcome (except level 3). Please be familiar with Zoom. Sessions will be conducted in English or Japanese.

Task:
Find a task in our post (see Home page or click Task tag).

Steal or copy the “poetry” of the sample work. You can try to copy it in every detail (this is an effective traditional teaching method). Advanced students are encouraged to create their own freestyle works based on the same topic.

Our topics of the tasks are based on our curriculum. The sample work focuses on a single principle or element.

Dates & Time: See our schedule page.

Fee:
AUD $60 per unit of 4 session.
Pay by credit card or Paypal or bank transfer (within Australia). Price will differ.

Process: 

Step 1 - Book & Pay
(1) Book from our Booking Calendar in our Schedule page by one week before the session. 

(2) Upon receipt of your payment, our booking system will send you an email of invitation to the Zoom session.

Also in some sessions you will receive session notes on how to make our sample work or special video usually 5 days prior to the session.

Please visit our orientation page for more practical advice on how to use Ikebana Dojo.

Step 2 - Get Ready
(3) Do your assignment. Make your ikebana work before the session.

(4) Take a photo of your work (less than 0.5 Meg.) and send to ikebana.dojo@gmail.com at least 24 hours before the session starts if you want detailed feedback.

(5) Alternatively, you can share the photo of your work during the session. Find a way to share your file using Zoom.

Step 3 - Join Dojo
(6) Join the session. Prepare your work and its photo. If the session start from 4PM, our schedule is as follow. 

03:55 PM Australia/Melbourne: Please join the session, and check your connection etc.

04:00 PM Australia/Melbourne: Let’s start session together.

04:30 PM Australia/Melbourne: Session closes

(7) Enjoy show and tell by other students before and after your own presentation. Group interaction is helpful for your learning. Works by others can inspire you.

Step 4 - Rework
(8) Share a photo of your work to Ikebana Gallery Facebook Page. See how to apply for Ikebana Gallery Award if you are a student.

(9) If you would like to join Zoom Ikebana Dojo again, please visit our pages on Ikebana Aesthetics Program or Special Program.


Notes:
1. Be careful when you work with secateur, kenzan etc. Always prepare first aid kit when you practice ikebana.

2. We are not able to reply to any enquiries about the details of the tasks or information presented for free in this website. It is usually the best to join our Zoom Ikebana Dojo and ask our friendly facilitators any questions.

3. If you are using multiple names, please make sure that we don't get confused.

4. A digital certificate of achievement will be issued on request after completing 24 sessions and passing an assessment task on your 24th session. In addition we will certify you as an Ikebana Dojo Facilitator Grade 1, if you have been certified as an ikebana teacher from any established ikebana school.