Ikebana Workshop


Ikebana Workshop: Living Works of Art

    Sunday 21 October 2018, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arranging, is an art form rooted in principles of abstract thinking, imagination, creativity and observation of the natural world. In this hands-on workshop with Linda Hartley, participants will draw on these tenets to experiment with floral arrangements of their own making. Using the provided plant materials as a palate of colours and shapes, Hartley will demonstrate how to cut and care for floral materials and lead participants through the planning and assembly of a basic ikebana flower arrangement. Each person will leave the program with a completed arrangement. All materials supplied.

  • Ages 18+
  • $40 ($45 for non-members) + HST



Sunday 21 October 2018, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm


Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville

Cancellation policy

Cancellation with a refund must be applied for at least 7 days before your program begins. Refunds are subject to a $15 administrative fee. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days before the program begins. Please allow 2-4 weeks for refunds by cheque.

Instructor bio

Linda Hartley has studied Japanese floral arts with the Ikenobo School of Ikebana for nearly thirty years, obtaining her teaching certification in in 2006. Hartley is active in the San Francisco Ikenobo Ikebana chapter and has also served as the President of Ikebana International, a club that promotes the study of all schools of Ikebana and holds flower shows, discussions and demonstrations for the public. Upon her retirement from long service as a social worker, Hartley has turned her attention to teaching Ikebana widely, sharing the joy, artistic challenge and personal growth she has experienced in her studies.

Photo: Tim Buss, via Flickr.