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Spring Renka on the Mountainside

Creating in the natural environment (using grapevine & other plant materials). Borrowing the distant view (theme inspired by Japanese landscaping) There is an indoor space if weather confounds. Materials and professional downloadable photograph are provided.

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Spring Renka on the Mountainside
Spring Renka on the Mountainside


2023年4月23日 9:30 – 15:00 GMT-6

Exact Venue to be Communicated , S Boulder Rd, Boulder, CO, USA


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.


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. 


9:30 AM: arrival/check-in

10:00 AM - 01:30 PM: workshop

Lunch break at the discretion of each participant.  Participants to bring their own sack lunch.  

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM Closing reception and viewing of arrangements with a live Taiko drummer and Gagaku performance. Participants may invite 1 or 2 guests to the reception.


Please bring containers, scissors, and a flower bucket, if available, garden pruners and or Japanese saw. The organizers will provide kenzans, containers, and flower buckets 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,


  • Workshop Registration

    • $60.00




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