2020 FALL GROUP CLASSES (Sep 8th - Dec 16th)

NYC - Upper East Side Studio:

  • TUESDAYS: 11am-12:30pm,1pm-2:30pm, 6:30pm-8pm 

  • WEDNESDAYS: 11am-12:30pm, 6:30pm-8:00pm 

  • PRIVATE CLASSES available  

 

NY - Shelter Island Studio:

  • PRIVATE CLASSES available  

COVID-19 regulations followed - Masks required during classes

 

Pricing: $55 to $80 per person for 90min class 

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel a class less than 24h before, there will be a $25 flower charge.

Photo credit: Ben Huybrechts

ABOUT

IKEBANA CHRISTINE

My love of flowers led me to study Ikebana while living in Japan over twenty years ago.

 

I became a Sogetsu School instructor in 2003 and have been giving private and group lessons as well as exhibiting my work mostly in the New York area and Shelter Island.  I am a board member of the New York chapter of the Sogetsu School. 

I also love to do arrangements for private events and celebrations. Whether you want to learn Ikebana or are just intrigued by the art of Japanese flower arrangements, contact me or follow my Instagram @Ikebanachristine

Because Ikabana is a life-long learning experience, I continue my training with Debbie Kopinski and Ilse Beunen. 

Thank you Ben Huybrechts for the beautiful studio pictures on my homepage.

With love, Christine Donck-Guelton

 
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2020 FALL GROUP CLASSES

(Sep 8th - Dec 16th)

NYC - Upper East Side Studio:

  • TUESDAYS: 11am-12:30pm, 1pm-2:30pm, 6:30pm-8pm 

  • WEDNESDAYS: 11am-12:30pm, 6:30pm-8:00pm 

  • PRIVATE CLASSES available at your convinence

 

NY - Shelter Island Studio:

  • PRIVATE CLASSES available at your convinence 

COVID-19 regulations followed - Masks required during classes

Pricing: Classes range from $55 to $80 per person for a 90min Ikebana class.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel a class less than 24h before, there will be a $25 flower charge.

Photo credit: Ben Huybrechts

WHAT IS SOGETSU?

From pre-Buddhist times, Japanese used evergreen trees and flowers to invoke nature gods. Ikebana, as the recognized art of flower arrangement, first appeared in the Muromachi Period (from the late fourteenth century to the mid sixteenth century) together with the tea ceremony, noh plays and garden design. With the Meiji period and modernization, Ikebana went into decline and the government decreed that Ikebana, once a male art form, was from now on to be a standard part of women's education. This decision established the basis for the revival of Ikebana.

 

In 1927, when everybody believed practicing ikebana meant following established forms, Sofu Teshigahara recognized ikebana as a creative art and founded the Sogetsu School. Today, the school is led by Akane Teshigahara, the founder's granddaughter. Anyone can enjoy Sogetsu Ikebana anytime, anywhere, using any material. You can place Sogetsu Ikebana at your door, in you living room or on your kitchen table. Sogetsu Ikebana enhances any hotel lobby or banquet room, shop windows and huge public spaces. It will suit any kind of space, Japanese or Western and enrich its atmosphere. Sogetsu International ressources: http://www.sogetsu.or.jp/e/

HOW TO ENJOY IKEBANA WITH CHRISTINE? 

I use the official Sogetsu school textbooks to enable beginners to enter the rich world of Ikebana. After studying classic styles and basic techniques, students are then trained to express their own ideas freely through the materials. 

"Thank you so much for your classes! My friends and I were excited and enthusiastic about this introduction to Ikebana"   - Veronique

 

GROUP AND PRIVATE LESSONS

I offer private or group lessons in New York City and Shelter Island,NY. Please inquire if there is space available for current group lessons schedule or for private lessons.

DEMONSTRATIONS, CORPORATE AND PRIVATE EVENTS

I offer flower design services for religious celebrations, gala dinners, corporate events or for demonstrations.

 

 

"Here is some of my work, I love to play with different containers

and always use seasonal flowers" - Christine

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