Inspired by flower master, Sofu Teshigahara, founder of the modern Sogetsu School of Ikebana, we explore Ikebana’s history and philosophy, from its ancient Shinto origins, evolving into a Buddhist monastic tradition, a medieval Samurai discipline, and modern abstract art form. While hands-on instruction is given in design principles and technique, each class is geared to accommodate beginners along with those who have more experience.

Branches and flowers are provided, along with containers, tools, etc., while students are invited to take their creations home to savor and enjoy. A $30 offering is suggested and can be made at the time of the class. Cash is preferred, checks are gladly accepted.

Class location

Nalanda West
3902 Woodland Park Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109


Normally the 2nd week of each month
Wednesdays: 10 am, 1:30 pm and 7 pm
Thursdays: 10 am and 1:30 pm

Our class motto is "Relax, have fun, be safe". With the lessons we have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, safety remains a priority for our ongoing classes and you will be informed of our protocols when you register.

For questions or to register for a class,
please call or email instructor, Charles Coghlan.

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