Program Details

Shaping Space: Learn the Art of Japanese Flower Arranging

with Alice Tarkeshi
June 8 / 10:00 AM - June 8 / 6:00 PM

In postwar Japan, Sofu Teshigahara, master of flower arranging in the Ikebana tradition, stepped out into the world of modern art with a more open and expressive approach called Sogetsu.

Since then, Sogetsu artists all over the world have been encouraged to give full scope to their inspiration based on the fundamental principles of Heaven, Earth and Man, which are at the root of all flower design in the Japanese tradition.

In the morning the key principles will be demonstrated and tried out, followed after lunch by the afternoon of creativity and critique for further learning.

Alice Tarkeshi, a long-time student and practitioner of this sculptural art form, is pleased to offer her inspiration and expertise in a workshop that will enable students to grow into freer and fuller expression. Alice is guided in her teaching by the Wisdom of Mindfulness/Awareness Meditation practice, along with the psychology of creativity.  

Please bring clippers or shears designed for flower arranging or garden work. 
Alice, aquariusnow [at] earthlink [dot] net
Membership discounts apply. For financial aid or work-study please contact Mery Miguez, volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org at least a week in advance. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Space is limited to 15 students, so please register early.

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