Ikebana Inspired Flower Arrangements

Dates:May 10, 2024
Meets:F from 10:00 AM to 12 N
Location:Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive
Cost: $32.00

There are 2 openings remaining at this time.


Learn about the history of Ikebana design, then create a Shoka-style arrangement using a custom-made ceramic flower holder shaped like a butterfly created by the instructor. The flower holder's shape holds flowers to create a sustainable nature or ecological garden to reach enlightenment through meditation, which is the goal of the Ikebana. In addition to hands-on learning, Makiko will share images from her travels to Japan's wild camellia forest to inspire students' arrangements. Remember to bring a floral vase for displaying the flower holder and a small bucket for transporting your creation home. You will leave the class with a fragrant and beautiful arrangement and the skills to enjoy creating Ikebana meditative arrangements at home.


There is a $35 materials fee for flowers and flower holder payable to the instructor.
Fee: $32.00

Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive

Use 361 W. Johnson St in your GPS. The church is on Lincoln Dr., between Wayne and Hortter, but MALT students need to use the parking lot off Johnson Street between Wayne and Greene Streets and enter the church from the rear of the building. The driveway to the parking lot is on Johnson, right next to the railway bridge, closest to Wayne Ave. It's a long driveway. Park in the last lot and walk up the sidewalk to the 2nd stairway. Walk down the stairs to enter the church. There is a schedule of events posted on this door. That schedule tells you which room you're in. Once inside the church, there is a map on the bulletin board to show where your room is. If the door is locked, please wait until your instructor shows up.

The Route H bus stops less than a block away at Lincoln Drive & Wayne Avenue.

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Makiko Goto-Widerman

is a graduate of Showa Women's University in Japanese literature and language and has taught Japanese language at a Japanese school in Princeton, NJ. She has organized award-winning homestay tours to Japan, is a graduate of UMass Amherst's Arts Interdisciplinary Studies program, offers workshops in floral design, including Ikebana, and champions the art of traditional Japanese cooking.

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