Learn about the four Ikebana elements online in September & October 2020. Beginners welcome.

Topic: Four Ikebana Elements (Ikebana Aesthetics Program)

4:00 - 4:30 PM, 5 September 2020 (Melbourne Time) Check your local time.
4:00 - 4:30 PM, 19 September 2020 (Melbourne Time)
4:00 - 4:30 PM, 3 October 2020 (Melbourne Time)
4:00 - 4:30 PM, 17 October 2020 (Melbourne Time)

FacilitatorsShoso Shimbo & Shoan Lo 

Who can join: Anyone, regardless of ikebana school, stage of learning or country of residence. Beginners welcome. You must be familiar with Zoom. Sessions will be conducted in English. 

How many: Up to 6 persons 

How much: Aus $40. Pay by bank transfer (within Australia) or credit card or Paypal. 

Task: Tasks will be published in this site. Please follow the site by email.

How to apply & participate

1. Send an application form by 28 August 2020. Please apply early.

2. If your application is accepted, you will receive an email by 31 August with instruction on how to pay. 
Please visit our orientation page for more practical advice on how to use Ikebana Dojo.   

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

4. Do your task. 

5. Make your ikebana work 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.

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

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

Each person has about four minutes for show and tell, and feedback from our facilitator and other students. Our facilitator will make comments on your photo. You may adjust your work after your show and tell. 

Some helpful advice for your Ikebana Dojo experience: 
a. Your self introduction should be brief. If you talk too much, you will not give much time for your facilitator to give you advice.

b. You may prepare One Specific Question about your work. You may want to receive as much advice as possible from your facilitator, but remember you are sharing this opportunity with others. Your time is limited. If you really work hard, you will come up with a question that you really want to ask. “Is this branch too long?” “Did I use too much red flower?” - these are good examples and will help your study. You can include such a question when you send us a photo of your work. 

8. 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. 

9. Share a photo of your work to Ikebana Gallery Facebook Page. See how to apply for the 2021 Ikebana Gallery Award if you are a student. 

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