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Fresh Eyes and Heart

The foundations of Sogetsu ikebana for new students and a deeper look for continuing ikebanists with or without teaching certificates (whether teaching or non-teaching). Optional demonstration practice (arranging from behind). Materials and professional downloadable photograph are provided.

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Fresh Eyes and Heart
Fresh Eyes and Heart

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18 apr 2023, 09:00 – 13:00

Police Department, Gold Hill Division, 955 W Moreno Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, USA

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Event Organized by Kalapa Ikebana Society - joining heaven and earth restores the life-giving spark between human and nature.

"If as artists, we never give up, we can have an effect on the rest of the world."

—-Chogyam Trungpa, founder of Kalapa Ikebana (Society)

Materials and professional downloadable photograph are provided.

TEACHER Ilse Beunen | Sogetsu Ikebana Teacher

Ilse's mission is to inspire, educate, and empower people to connect with nature and express themselves through the creative art of ikebana, thereby facilitating a deeper understanding of self and the world around us.

Ilse studied landscape design in Belgium. Her Sogetsu ikebana career began when she moved to Japan in 1989 for 11 years. She became a teacher in 1997 and opened her Antwerp studio in 2000 upon her return to Belgium.   She has her 1st-grade Jonin-Somu teaching certificate and received the 90th Anniversary Commemorative Overseas Akane Teshigahara award. She is known for her weekly newsletters, amazing teaching videos online, and ikebana books. 


9:00 AM: arrival/check-in

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM: workshop


  • Containers (suiban) will be provided for the workshop and to take home. 
  • Bring your own container and scissors, if you wish.  
  • Kenzans and scissors will be available for loan.  
  • Please bring a flower bucket to the workshop.  The organizers will a flower bucket upon request for attendees flying in. If you need these materials, please email Alexandra Shenpen at in advance.
  • Each participant will receive a professional downloadable photograph of their arrangement.
  • Materials are provided

Organiser:   Alexandra Shenpen, Kalapa Ikebana Society,


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