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Ikebana Flower Arranging Workshop: Men-Massu (Plane and Mass)

April 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ikebana Flower Arranging Workshop: Men-Massu (Plane and Mass)

Join Valeria Brinkers, from the Sangetsu School, to learn how to make an arrangement using the beautiful style of the Men-Massu (plane and mass) combination, which enhances the leaves’ surface and shows the beauty of the volume and grouping of flowers.

You will practice observing and learning from nature, in order to be able to create elegant, beautiful, and harmonious ikebana arrangements. 

No prior experience is necessary. You will leave the class with a beautiful arrangement as well as your own ikebana scissors, pin frog and vase to continue your practice.  

Valeria Brinkers is a professor of the Ikebana Sangetsu School and former President of Ikebana International Los Angeles Chapter. She received her jyo-kyoju title in 1993 from the Headquarters of Sangetsu in Japan. She continued to progress with her studies and earned her second level certificate as an assistant professor in 2010. In 2017 she was awarded with the title of professor. She is very active in various community events, classes, workshops and exhibits and organizes the Ikebana Show at Sherman Library & Gardens presented by The Ikebana Sangetsu West Coast and Ikebana Lessons Group. 

Includes ikebana kit to take home (vase, large pin frog, scissors, hand towel, instruction booklet and bowl) 

Fee: Members $115, Non-members $125

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