Tuesday 12 December 2023 Steigenberger Wiltcher’s
Ikebana Workshop: Fun with Leaves
The Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to an inspiring virtual workshop on Ikebana generously offered by Ikebana teacher Ilse Beunen of www.ikebana.be.
During the workshop, Ilse Beunen will first demonstrate how to make an elegant arrangement with Aspidistra leaves together with other flowers. The participants will then be thoroughly guided by her to make their own arrangement.
Through her long Ikebana journey, Mrs Beunen learnt that ‘If you like Ikebana you can keep on exploring and growing your skills and art. Ikebana is a way of living, respecting all living things and acknowledging the uniqueness of the material you use and the people you encounter.'
So don’t miss out on this opportunity to invite your friends and family and enjoy trying your Ikebana skills with Mrs Beunen who will share her insights on the profound philosophy and exquisite beauty of the world of Ikebana.
|16:50||On-line connection opens|
|17:00||Welcome words by Dr Pierre Bonneels, BJA Cultural Committee member|
|A brief introduction on Ikebana, followed by a demonstration by Ikebana teacher, Ilse Beunen|
|Floral Creation time under the guidance of Mrs Beunen, followed by the sharing of your own final Ikebana work with all the participants|
|18:30||The evening adjourns|
|5 Aspidistra leaves and 1 to 3 flowers of own choice. If you cannot get Aspidistra, 3 Monstera or 5 Pandanus leaves are also ok|
|Any vase or water holding recipient is ok preferable with a small opening (diameter between 2 and 5 cm)|
|A pair of scissors (preferably the ones for floral use)|
|A bowl of water to cut the stem of the flowers underwater to the right size|