March 7, 2019

A Study in Ikebana

We’re delighted to be starting our 2019 Study Sessions series with a Study in Ikebana (‘living flowers’), an ancient Japanese art form that has its origins in 6th century China, when Buddhist monks gathered floral offerings to decorate the alters. 

The workshop will be hosted by Belinda Soboil, who belongs to the Ohara School of Ikebana based in Kyoto, Japan and counts herself privileged to study under Cathy Clayton, a Master who has been practicing Ikebana for over 40 years. Belinda is a certified Assistant Teacher with over 10 years of study to her credit. She teaches the Ohara curriculum to beginner and advanced students and believes that a deep appreciation and admiration for nature lies at the heart of Ikebana.

What to expect

An afternoon spent exploring the ancient art of Ikebana and creating two floral arrangements under Belinda’s expert guidance.

What to bring

All those attending the Study Session are asked to please bring their own containers in which to create their arrangements. All floral and branch material and kenzans (pinholders) will be provided.


Thursday, 11 April 2019


69 Roeland Street, Cape Town


18:30 until 20:30


R750 per person. This includes all materials used during the workshop. Krone, light refreshments and snacks will be served. Those attending are asked to please bring their own containers in which to create their arrangements. 

Space is limited so if you’d like to join us, email to secure your spot.