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Ikebana Ohara Ryu [4 Week Course]

January 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for an in-person 4 Week Ohara Ryu Ikebana Course! No experience necessary. All levels welcome.

Join us for an in-person 4 Week Ohara Ryu Ikebana Course! No experience necessary. All levels welcome.

Sign up for an immersive experience 4-week course for Ikebana enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you’re a beginner eager to discover the art of Japanese flower arrangement or an experienced practitioner seeking to refine your skills, this course offers a unique opportunity to delve into the harmonious world of Ikebana.

Course Class Dates : 1/6, 1/13, 1/20 & 1/27

-Containers will provided for the class, but students are encouraged to bring their own!

-Kenzan & Scissors should be brought to class or can be purchased from the instructor [Kenzans $28 and Scissors for $32].

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*Minimum 3 students

Yuko Inoue Darcy

Since 2005, Ms. Inoue-Darcy has been teaching Ikebana throughout Chicagoland. She is a member of and an instructor in the Ohara School of Ikebana, both in Japan and in the U.S. Originally from Japan, Ms. Inoue-Darcy practiced Ikebana, Tea Ceremony and Incense Ceremony from a young age. Ms. Inoue-Darcy moved to the U.S. where she received a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was also an instructor of Japanese Language. In 1994, she accepted a teaching position at West Side High School, a public high school in Gary, Indiana, striving to inspire and nurture students with Japanese art, culture and language. Ms. Inoue-Darcy has traveled to more than 20 countries, exploring her curiosity about each country’s indigenous plants, flowers and arrangement styles.

Currently, Ms. Inoue-Darcy is an active Ikebana lecturer, exhibitor, and demonstrator who travels nationally and internationally. She teaches regularly at the Japanese American Service Committee, the Evanston Art Center, the Japanese Culture Center, as well as at her own studio in Lincoln Park. Her principal teachers are the late Hougyoku Hirai, the late Kazuko Ernst, and Houhatsu Takeuchi. Ms. Inoue-Darcy is a President of the Ohara School of Ikebana Chicago Chapter.

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