Ikebana , the Art of Japanese Flower Arranging

We currently offer classes at two locations (see below) and new members are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to observe a class or book a demonstration at your location.


 Beginners please contact us to confirm space availability.

Please see the calendar below for class times, locations and topics. Demonstrations and special events are also listed.

To register and for further information: Contact us at ikebanaclub@gmail.com

  • Please arrive early to set up and be prepared to help with clean up at the end of the lesson.
  • Regular members, please advise us at least 4 days in advance of a lesson . Otherwise you are expected to pay for the material.

 Daytime Classes at the JDIC Seniors’ Centre:

  • 1-3 pm 
  • Next class & topic: see calendar below

Thursday evening classes at the Edmonton Japanese Community Association

  • 7-9 pm
  • Next class & topic: see calendar below
  • 6750-88 Street Edmonton, Alberta
  • remember to bring indoor shoes or slippers as outdoor footwear is not permitted in the EJCA.


What to bring :

  • a shoka style container
  • the largest kenzan that will fit in your container
  • gravel (if needed for your container)
  • medium-sized plastic margarine container & a small pail/bucket for transporting the arrangement after class
  • your ikebana toolbox see below
  • Note: wire & tape not usually needed for shoka



What to bring :

  • Jiyuka/Freestyle container: check here for examples if you don’t have the container in this photo
  • 1 or 2 kenzans or floral foam (if needed for your container)
  • gravel (if needed for your container)
  • medium-sized plastic margarine containers & a small pail/bucket for transporting the arrangement after class
  • your ikebana toolbox, see below

What should be in your ikebana basket and toolbox for every lesson:

  • floral shears/cutting tool 
  • wire cutter (never use floral shears to cut wire)
  • small scissors
  • small stapler
  • a selection of wire, #22, 24, 30
  • small cloth for cleaning
  • a plain piece of plastic to cover your work space (approximately 2ft. X 3ft./recycling bag will do)
  • plastic for covering your arrangement in cold weather ( large recycling bag works well)
  • floral tape : greens for stems, browns for branches
  • clear hockey tape
  • kenzans
    • medium-sized plastic margarine containers  for transporting the arrangement after class. 1 per kenzan used.
  • small pail for your flowers while working and transportation 



4 Responses to Welcome

  1. Jessie haynes says:

    Lovely arrangements. It makes me feel nostalgic for the time when I studied this beautiful art.

  2. Brenda J. says:

    Jessie, it is thanks to you Jean-Marcel discovered ikebana and is now able to share his passion for this art with others. We even started bringing arrangements to Westwood this Spring, which always makes us think of you.

  3. epiercey says:

    I am very interested to know about spring and fall courses that you offer for the current year. I very much enjoy indoor growing, orchid growing and outdoor design. I would like to know more about the essence of Ikebana. Please let me know of upcoming sessions and costs.
    Thank you very much
    Elaine Piercey

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