Renka Ikebana 

蓮華  "Lotus Flower"

Welcome!  I'm excited to invite you into the world of Sogetsu Ikebana and hope you'll join me for classes.  

Sogetsu (founded in 1927) is one of the more "modern" ikebana schools and  ultimately offers the ikebana artist utmost freedom of expression.  At the same time, it offers the foundation of a deep and thorough training. Students work at their own pace, with the Sogetsu textbooks and a teacher as a guide.  It is truly a different world one enters into — students often report with delight that their entire way of seeing the world has shifted in just a few lessons! Please explore the various links below for more information and inspiration. The class schedule is below.  

All classes are hybrid zoom/in-person (inner SE Portland).  Students are encouraged to come in person as much as possible, but a good number of my students live elsewhere and have never been to an in person class! If this is the case for you, please write and I'll explain what you'd need to get started.    

Masks are mandatory for in-person classes at this time, and there is a HEPA filter in the classroom. Classes are $15 (fee will be $20 beginning in January 2024), with a materials fee for new students of $15.  (Established students bring their own plant materials.)

Student Work:

Interested in joining our class?  Check out the details below, and fill out this very brief form.  I'll be in touch soon!

There is a periodic "First Lesson" Class during which I orient new students and demonstrate the first lesson, and in which students complete their first arrangement.  After this class, students are invited to attend either of the classes below.  

All classes are currently hybrid — students may attend via zoom (from anywhere!) or in person.

Links for current students:

Necessary Tools and Containers:

Browsing and Inspiration:


Of interest:

My current ikebana album, Florilegium: