Join an online learning community using Zoom. Roughly based on the cooperative learning method, this project is to support your ikebana study, in particular, if you are studying alone. This is ideal for many people who are working in isolation. Meet ikebana friends around the world.


Stage 1. Normally our facilitator will present a sample work before the session. 


Stage 2. Get inspired. You may copy it or challenge to create your original work inspired by the sample work.  


Stage 3. At the Zoom session, our facilitator will talk about his/her work, design principles, special techniques etc. Then each participant will receive feedback on their works.       


Goal: Learn how to create “poetry” in Ikebana. What is poetry in Ikebana? It is the life of ikebana. It is the essence of ikebana. It can be achieved only when humans and nature interact harmoniously.    


Who can join?: Anyone, regardless ikebana school, stage of learning (except beginners) or country of residence. You have to have basic knowledge and skills of ikebana. Also you have to be familiar with Zoom. Sessions will be conducted in English or Japanese.       


Tasks: There are 2 types of tasks you can do before the session.  

 1. You can interpret a given topic in your own way such as “ Moribana emphasising straight lines” 

 2. You will be given a sample work. 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) or interpret the essence of the sample in your own way to create your original work.  


Time: See our schedule page. Our special programs will be scheduled a few times a year. 


Fee: Aus $10 per session (special Introductory offer, non-refundable). Pay by credit card or Paypal or bank transfer (within Australia). Price will differ when we have a special facilitator. 


Process:

1. Join Here (Click). Send an application form. (Fill in only necessary information including date from your 2nd session.) There are normally up to 8 persons in one session. 


 2. You will receive an email with instruction on how to pay & on your task. 

Pay at least 7 days prior to the session. 

If the session is full, we will notify in our schedule page.

Please check the page before you pay.


3. Upon receipt of your payment, we will send you an email of invitation to the session.  


4. Make your ikebana work according to the task instructions before the session.

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.


6. Join the session. Prepare your work and its photo. 


7. Each person has about 4 min for show & tell, and feedback from our facilitator and other students. Our facilitator will make comments on your photo. You may adjust your work during or after your show & tell. 


8. Enjoy show & tell by other students before & after your own presentation. Group interaction is helpful for your learning. Works by others can inspire you.   

9. Share a photo of your work to Ikebana Gallery Facebook Page. See how to apply Ikebana Gallery Award.

10. A digital certificate of achievement will be issued on request after completing 25 sessions and passing an assessment task on your 25th 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.