Ikebana: flower arrangement for beginners

A course by Louise Worner , Ikebana artist

Ikebana artist. Waterloo, Belgium.
Joined May 2021

Learn how to Ikebana: the japanese art of flower arrangement. Create your floral designs with this unique understanding of nature.

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  • 2417 students
  • Audio: English, Turkish
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to Ikebana: the japanese art of flower arrangement. Create your floral designs with this unique understanding of nature.

A course by Louise Worner

Discover the serene art of ikebana with Louise Worner, an international ikebana artist and teacher with over two decades of experience. In this online course, Louise will guide you through the fascinating world of Japanese flower arrangement, where each flower holds its own unique characteristic and significance. Embrace the philosophy of "bringing life to flowers" as you learn to view nature and the environment through a different lens, finding beauty in the imperfections and embracing simplicity over abundance.

Louise's ikebana style is a blend of tradition and modernity, encouraging you to break away from the notion that expensive flowers are a necessity for creating stunning arrangements. Instead, she will teach you to incorporate foraged materials, weeds, and found objects, showing you that creativity knows no bounds. Throughout the course, you will explore the principles and techniques of ikebana, gaining valuable insights into the art's history, philosophy, and tools.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 16 downloads

  • 100% positive reviews (41)
  • 2417 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 46m)
  • 16 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Turkish
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

In the course project, you will breathe life into two stunning ikebana arrangements: one naturalistic and one modern. Louise will guide you through the entire process, helping you unleash your creativity and refine your skills. By the end of the course, you'll be able to transform any space with your captivating ikebana installations.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is a perfect fit for anyone eager to explore the art of ikebana and develop a deeper connection with nature and the seasons. Whether you have prior experience in floral arrangement or are an aspiring artist seeking inspiration, Louise Worner's guidance will empower you to create mesmerizing ikebana compositions. Embark on this enriching journey and infuse your life with the tranquility and beauty of ikebana.

Requirements and materials

To fully immerse yourself in this inspiring ikebana experience, you will need basic floral arrangement tools. Louise will show you how to transform everyday household items into exquisite vases, making this course accessible to all aspiring ikebana artists. Embrace the opportunity to connect with nature and bring harmony to your surroundings with Louise's ikebana techniques.


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Louise Worner

A course by Louise Worner

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Ikebana artist

Meet Louise Worner, an international ikebana artist and teacher with a passion for transforming spaces through her captivating ikebana arrangements and installations. With over two decades of experience, Louise's journey with ikebana began while living and working in Japan, where she embraced the serene art form.

Her ikebana style merges tradition and modernity, as she breaks away from conventional norms and incorporates natural and unconventional materials into her creations. Louise's artistic achievements span the globe, with exhibitions and workshops held in countries like Japan, Australia, Spain, and Belgium.

A renowned ikebana educator, Louise has shared her expertise as the principal ikebana teacher for the Madrid Flower School and has presented workshops and demonstrations worldwide. Beyond her artistic endeavors, she has curated global exhibitions and even conceptualized a virtual ikebana exhibition fundraiser for the Australian Bushfires.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    History and Material Preparation

    • What Is Ikebana? History and Philosophy 1
    • What Is Ikebana? History and Philosophy 2
    • Materials and Tools
    • Plant and Flower Materials
    • Traditional Ways of Fixing 1
    • Traditional Ways of Fixing 2
  • U3

    Creating a Naturalistic Ikebana Arrangement with a Focus on Water

    • Water as an Essential Element
    • Cutting and Fixing Branches: Understanding Proportion
    • Cutting and Placing Flowers 1
    • Cutting and Placing Flowers 2
    • Finishing Touches
  • U4

    Creating a Modern Freestyle Arrangement Using Only Leaves

    • Creating a Modern Ikebana Arrangement
    • Cutting and Fixing the Leaves
    • Tips and Tricks for Fixing Leaves Together
    • Finishing and Refining
  • U5

    After Care

    • Flower Maintenance and Reusing Flower Materials
    • Tool Maintenance
    • Tips for Photographing Ikebana Arrangements
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Ikebana

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Ikebana: flower arrangement for beginners. Craft course by Louise Worner

Ikebana: flower arrangement for beginners

A course by Louise Worner
Ikebana artist. Waterloo, Belgium.
Joined May 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (41)
  • 2417 students