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UMaine Extension Offering Ikebana Workshop

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

July 31, 2013
Time:
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Cost: $10.00 (class is limited to 15 participants)
Location:
UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, in Falmouth

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County will be offering a unique Ikebana workshop, featuring expert, Lara Chho. Japanese Ikebana flower arrangement“Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arranging done according to strict guidelines.” Ikebana derives from the Japanese ‘ike’ (arrange), and ‘hana’ (flower). Ms. Chho has been living in Japan for 15 years and is a Ikebana teacher. She says, “Working with the local materials and the gardeners who know so much about the materials is always such a pleasure.”  This will be her second workshop for UMaine Cooperative Extension in Maine.

During the workshop, Lara will assemble two or more large Ikebana pieces of her own. Following a short presentation on the history of Ikebana, she will lead a hands-on workshop where participants will make their own take-home piece.

Students should bring the following materials to class: Flat bottomed, shallow but wide container (suiban) and a metal frog (kenzan) OR a tall, cylindrical vase (nageire) no metal frog needed, cutting scissors, bowl for cutting in water, newspaper, 1-2 branch type materials, 3-5 flowers, Several green leaves or hosta leaves. Fresh material from your own garden would be wonderful and personal.

For more information, to register or to request special accommodations, contact (207) 781-6099 or (800) 287-1471 (in Maine), or  e-mail justine.denny@maine.edu. UMaine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. To provide adequate time to respond to your request for special accommodations, please notify us 10 days in advance.