Beginner through to Teacher Diploma Level classes
Sogetsu Ikebana classes, from beginner through to Teacher Diploma level, are held weekly in my atelier in Madrid. Classes are approximately 2 hours in duration. The cost of each lesson includes flower/ green material and a photograph of your arrangement. Vases, kenzans, and hasami (scissors) are available to use in class.
Beginner classes follow the prescribed Sogetsu curriculum, Books 1-5. In addition to flower/green material and a photograph, beginner level students following the Sogetsu curriculum are also sent a lesson review.
As a certified member of the Sogetsu Teachers' Association in Japan, I am qualified to teach and issue Sogetsu Diploma's upto and beyond the basic Sogetsu curriculum (books 1-5). I am also qualified to issue Sogetsu Ikebana Teacher Diploma level certificates.
Many ikebana students who already hold Teacher Diploma level certificates attend my specialist classes to improve their skill level and/ or obtain higher level Diplomas.
I hold post-graduate qualifications in Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and Specialist Teaching from the University of Queensland, Australia. I draw on my extensive experience as a teacher in Australia, and as a kindergarten/primary school teacher in Japan, when teaching children ikebana.
I regularly teach children's classes at my atelier in Madrid and have also taught Sogetsu Ikebana in the Spanish primary school system.
Children's classes do not follow the prescribed Sogetsu curriculum. Rather, the focus is on creativity and fun, while still teaching the fundamentals of Sogetsu Ikebana; line, mass, and colour.