In Person Sogetsu Classes

The Sogetsu classes are split into two parts.  One for the advanced students, and one for the beginners.  

The Sogetsu School has a predefined curriculum with grades and degrees.  You learn aesthetics and techniques by making the arrangements set by the curriculum.   

The curriculum has 5 modules.  Modules 1-4 (basics) each have 20 lessons, and Module 5 (for teaching certification) has 30 lessons.    It takes about 2,5 years to go through the curriculum.  After each basics module, you get a certificate from the headquarters of the school.   After going through all the basics lessons, you can study further and get a teacher’s diploma so you can start teaching other students.

There is a possibility to follow the classes as a free student without doing exams or applying for the certificates. 



19:00 to 21:00 

We start with the basics and the lessons of the curriculum.   After four lessons, you decide if you want to continue or not. 

We have foreseen that some people may have to skip a lesson.  If you cannot come to one lesson, then you can watch an instructional video to catch up.  In the next class, you make two arrangements. 

All green material is included.  During the first four lessons, you can use vases, scissors, and kenzans of the atelier.   The purpose is that you take home the green material and that you make the arrangement again at home.  You will have access to instructional videos to help you. 

We have only six spots available so don't wait too long to reserve your spot.  Your spot is fixed after payment.  



10:00 to 13:00 

If you are an advanced student, and you want to continue your Sogetsu journey, you can do so on Tuesday mornings.  

You buy a card of 10 lessons, and then you can book your 2 hours spot on my calendar.  You can book from 9:00 to 11:00 or from 11:00 to 13:00.  There is no problem booking two lessons one after the other. 

If you are not yet a student of Ilse, please fill out the form below.  The lesson can be in English, Dutch or Japanese. 

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