Slow Down, Be Creative, Enjoy Nature
Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, is more than just arranging flowers. It is a philosophy and lifestyle that helps you find inner peace by developing creative skills and techniques to make beautiful living art.
By combining multiple in-depth teaching techniques, we guide people worldwide through their ikebana journey with online and in-person classes and workshops.
Everybody is experiencing ikebana differently. We have adapted services for each. Are you looking for structured classes for beginners or teachers, or you just want to do some exploring, click below to check out how we can help you.
We love to do
contemporary or Japan-related projects. Art fairs, decorations for shop windows, restaurants, events, are just some of our previous projects. Click below to contact us about your project or just to see if we can help you.
Learn more about Ikebana
If you are exploring and want to know a bit more about ikebana, its history, the schools, the teachings, click below.
We have written up a short summary and a list of resources for you to explore.
Ikebana Artist & Teacher
Ilse learned ikebana in Japan and obtained her Sogetsu teaching license in 1997. Since the year 2000, she is running her ikebana atelier in Antwerp, Belgium. Her passions are to spread the beautiful art of ikebana through teaching, workshops, and doing projects worldwide. She has also published two ikebana books.
Photography, Video & Marketing
Ben is an ikebana photographer. For a couple of years, Ilse and Ben work together to immortalize the impermanent art of Ikebana. In his function, he is combining three of his passions, teaching, photography, and social media.
I always look forward to receiving the newsletter from Ilse. It contains very useful information, ideas, and tips on Ikebana arrangements. They could be traditional Ikebana arrangements or out-of-the-box arrangements which could suit your needs. I live in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Being a new sogetsu student, the information in the newsletter has improved the way I arrange my flowers and taught me to respect what nature provides us.
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News & Events
For the promotion of the book "Inspiring Ikebana" Ilse gave two demonstrations, one in English, and one in Dutch. You can see both of them on YouTube. She explains where her creativity comes from.
The Dutch demonstration is subtitled in English
Japanese & Dutch Newsletter
After sending the newsletter in English for more than 5 years, we added translations.
Since the beginning of 2021, we send the weekly newsletter also in Dutch and Japanese. If you want to sign up for one of these newsletters, choose the language below.
We are currently reorganizing our atelier to accommodate more students in a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.
We plan to reopen the atelier without restrictions in September. Check out the classes and workshops at the atelier by clicking below.