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​During this workshop we will explore the intersection between land art and ikebana, they have many things in common.  You will make an installation linked to the location.

Land art originated in the upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s. It marked a return to nature and a protest against the commercialization of art. Land art uses the landscape itself and materials from the environment to create art tied to the location.

In parallel, ikebana—the Japanese art of flower arrangement—shares this deep relationship with natural elements. Practitioners of ikebana use their floral compositions to interact with the environment, emphasizing the transience of life and the beauty of the fleeting moment

What You Will Experience?

This workshop is designed for those ready to explore the expansive world of outside land art. Learn to engage with the outdoors and create an installation that resonates with the environment and the audience.

  • Creative Expansion: Shift from confined spaces to the great outdoors, adapting to a larger canvas and a wider conceptual focus.

  • Urban Oasis Artmaking: Craft unique ikebana land art in the serene garden of the Sint-Pieterchurch, nestled in the heart of Jette, Brussels. The garden is between the church and the bustling street, offering a canvas where nature and urbanity converge. Your creations will be a part of an exhibition, bridging the gap between historical architecture and contemporary art.

  • Hands-On Skill Development: Gain practical experience with power tools, including drills and saws, which are essential for big-size projects.

  • Strategic Planning: Learn the essentials of planning and executing large-scale land art projects, from conception to realization.

  • Material Mastery: Discover how to utilize available natural materials creatively, embodying the essence of land art.

  • Audience Engagement: Create artworks that harmonize with their setting and capture the viewer's attention and curiosity.

  • Cultural Depth: Dive deep into the world of ikebana, not just as an art form but as a lifestyle that honors nature's rhythm.


Your Instructor 


Ilse has been an ikebana teacher for more than 25 years. She fell in love with Ikebana during her 11 years stay in Japan where she mastered the art of Sogetsu Ikebana. She currently holds the KOMON degree. 

She shares her ikebana adventures and creations on her Facebook page with more than 27.000 followers, and in her weekly newsletter with more than 17.000 readers.

Ilse was awarded the Sogetsu 90th Anniversary Commemorative Overseas Akane Teshigahara Award for her studies and efforts to widen the knowledge of ikebana. She is also the author of two ikebana books, "Exploring Ikebana" and "Inspiring Ikebana"

Iskra Langner, Sogetsu Ikebana, Congo

"I wholeheartedly recommend Ilse's ikebana classes to anyone seeking an immersive and transformative learning experience. Her dedication to the art form, combined with her talent for nurturing and inspiring her students, make her an exceptional teacher and mentor."

Limited Spots for Personalized Attention

With a maximum of 10 participants, this intensive workshop ensures personalized guidance and ample opportunity to explore and master new techniques.


Don't wait too long before booking. 

Your workshop fee covers

  • Daily lunch and beverages to keep you energized

  • Teaching and exhibition fees

  • A professional photo of your installation, perfect for your portfolio

  • All necessary materials for creating your installation

PRICE: 599 €

Ode to Time | Aalsmeer 2019


What do I need to bring?  You don't have to bring anything.  We have scissors, containers, drills, basically all material necessary. 

Does it matter which school I follow?  It doesn't matter from which ikebana school you are, every style is welcome. 

What is your cancellation policy?  Cancellations 6 weeks before the workshop: complete refund, between 6 weeks and two weeks 50% refund.  Less than two weeks, no refund.

Essential Workshop Information


The workshop will take place in the garden of the Sint-Pieterschurch in Jette in the Brussels Region.  

Address: Sint-Pieterschurch, Pl. Cardinal Mercier 51, 1090 Jette
Time: Starting at 10:00 AM until 17:00 PM (but often everybody is so excited and we work later)

You do not have the bring anything, we will take care of all the material. 

 The Exhibition: "Echoes of Hope" 

Your work will be on display in the exhibition  "Echoes of Hope" 

Each of us faces unique challenges in life, some of which are deeply personal, while others resonate globally. In these times of difficulty, the enduring beauty of nature and the strength of faith can offer us solace and guidance. They remind us that amidst life's trials, there is always a path forward, grounded in the resilience and harmony of the natural world, and the comforting embrace of our beliefs. 


Set against the backdrop of the renewed Sint Pieterschurch in Jette, the exhibition, Echoes of Hope, symbolizes a rebirth and a new beginning, echoing the resilience and hope that nature and faith can instill in us during these challenging times.

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