If you've ever wondered how the Japanese arrange flowers, this is the workshop for you. Nana Goto Bellerud is coming to the Molalla Public Library to teach people the art of Ikebana or Japanese flower arranging on Saturday, Oct. 5 at noon. The workshop will teach how to treat plant materials and some skills and techniques to create your own Ikebana.
All materials will be provided, but those with their own clippers are welcome to bring them along with any other plant materials you would like to use.
Bellerud has been studying Ikebana at Sogetsu School for 14 years. She continues to be inspired and have new insights from its teachings. She demonstrates, exhibits and teaches the art at many various venues including the Portland Art Museum, Portland Japanese Garden and Leach Botanical Garden.
She introduces others to the art of Ikebana through her demonstrations and workshops to intrigue and inspire them. These also show people how Ikebana explores artistic concepts such as balance, contrast and negative space while producing a beautiful work of art. She currently is serving as a branch director of Sogetsu Portland and is a past president of Ikebana International Portland Chapter #47.
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