Schools/Teachers/Classes

The contact information below is for instructors who can do demos and are currently teaching in the local area.  Please contact them directly for further information.

 

Schools of Ikebana

There are many schools of Ikebana, and each one is unique in its approach.  The list below gives information regarding the schools being represented in the Sarasota area.

 

Ichiyo School

This school encourages personal interpretation.  Imagination is considered as essential to creative designs as are materials and containers.

Jennifer Walker  jwalker701@verizon.net

Gail Newman  

Jeanne Houlton

Kathy LaDuke

 

Ikenobo School

The foundation from which all ikebana is descended from.  The ikenobo school stresses a natural floral arranging style.

Joan Bastable, 941-346-2576

Muriel Scrivner

 

Sogetsu School

This school emphasizes personal expression for a modern ikebana style.  This is a newer and more progressive school that stresses using local materials for designs.

Patricia Bonarek, Jonin Somu, patbon5@verizon.net

Gilbert W. Lee, Sankyu Shihan, gil.lee@comcast.net

Clair Laverty

Betty Strandberg

Gail Dutt

Adrienne Wagner

George Schofield

 

Ohara School

Susan Thorpe