Sogetsu is a modern ikebana school, which is based on the idea that ikebana can be practised anywhere, anytime, and using any material. Ikebana must live with the times, and it should always be refreshing and beautiful.
Beautiful flowers and plants are produced by nature, but people create ikebana arrangements using their imagination and creativity. Sogetsu ikebana is always a living practice. There are rules, but they are flexible.
The workshop can accommodate 10 adults, with one to two children accompanied by their parent or guardian. The children can take the arrangements they make in the workshop away with them, while the adult-made arrangements remain at the museum.
The workshops start at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00 on the hour.
The teacher is Elizabeth Asikainen of the Finland Sogetsu Study Group.
You can enquire about free places at the museum’s ticket office on the day of the workshop, before it starts.
Members of the Finland Sogetsu Study Group will also be present in the workshop space, preparing flower arrangements. The arrangements will remain at the museum until Tuesday 18 October at 17.00.
The art workshop is realised in cooperation with the Finnish Japanese Society and the Finland Sogetsu Study Group.