Japanese Flower Arranging, Ohara Style
The public is invited to attend the Ikebana Naples Chapter #160 opening fall meeting and presentation on October 3rd by Ohara teacher, Karou Sweet, on the basic principles of the Ohara School. It will be held at Moss Hall of the Moorings Presbyterian Church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Ms Sweet was born and raised in Japan and came to the United States originally as a tennis player including playing on the varsity team at Arizona State University. She returned to Japan where she earned the third term master's degree from the Ohara School. Marriage to an American tennis player gaver her the opportunity to return to the U.S. where she has taught the Ohara method of flower arranging for over twenty years as well as maintaining her career in professional tennis. The Ohara School is distinguished as the first Japanese flower arranging school to introduce the use of the flat bowl rather than a tall vase. The style emplasizes using materials to represent the four seasons and is known for the landscape style familiar in Japanese silk screens. She will demonstrate a more modern Ohara style and a beginner style and will give the audience an opportunity to try an Ohara design. Please check www.IkebanaNaples.com for details of what to bring for your chance to put these new skills into practice and let us know that you will attend if not a member by sending a note to email@example.com.
Japanese Flower Arranging
791 Harbour Dr, Naples, FL 34103