Ikebana classes for beginners in London

My Ikebana beginner courses, Nyumon and Shoden, are suitable for complete beginners and provide a solid foundation in basic Ikenobo Ikebana styles and techniques. You will study Moribana, Nageire and Free style, along with an introduction to Shoka in the Shoden course. You will experience using a variety of seasonal materials at each lesson. My weekday Ikebana courses normally comprise six, one hour Ikebana classes, usually  spread over six weeks.

I also hold Saturday Ikebana classes when students can study two or three one hour lessons together on two or three Saturdays over a period of six weeks. And those living far from London, I run single weekend intensive course leading to an elementary certificate.

 For classes availability and to book your place: call Junko on 01895 622 880 or contact us by email


ikebana class in ruislip

One of my newest students at work

Gaye is one of my most senior level students and is now a professor of Ikenobo School. And below two of my newest students, Mariana and Nancy receive their first official certificates from Ikenobo HQ in Kyoto.

Gaye, professor diploma

Gaye with her professor diploma award

Nancy and Mariana recveive their first certificates

Nancy & Mariana receive their first certificates

Next courses Autumn 2017:

Wednesday Ikebana classes

Next beginner course: 20th September in Northwood
Every Wednesday at 10:30 for 6 weeks.

Thursday Ikebana classes

Next beginner course: 21st September in Ruislip
Every Thursday for 6 weeks times by arrangement.

Saturday Ikebana classes

Workshop-style Ikebana classes for all levels.
Saturday Ikebana classes: 30th September & 14th October.

Weekend intensive course:

Next weekend intensive Ikebana course: 28th & 29th October in Ruislip.
A two-day intensive course that is ideal for people living a long distance from London. My intensive courses are usually fully booked several months in advance and early booking is advised. To register your interest in weekend intensive courses contact us by email.

An intensive weekend course of four hours on Saturday afternoon and four hours on Sunday morning, leaving students plenty of time to travel. There are several reasonably priced hotels in the area for accommodation on Saturday night. See price and conditions of booking below.

Beginner courses details

Nyumon (beginner) Course: 6 x 1 hour lessons: course fee £150

Shoden (elementary) Course: 6 x 1 hour lessons: course fee £150

Official Certification from Ikenobo Headquarters in Japan can be arranged at the completion of Nyumon and Shoden courses.

Weekend intensive course: 2 x 4 hour lessons-course fee £190

Students may apply for the elementary certificate from Ikenobo HQ following this course.

Courses’ fees include all flower materials and use of vases and containers.

Students should bring their own kenzan* (pin holder), hasami* (scissors) and a wrapping sheet* to take the materials home with them after the classes. (*can be purchased at the first class).

Booking conditions: all courses and classes must be booked and paid for in advance. Weekday and Saturday classes may be cancelled for a full refund up to 7 days before the start date. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the course start date will not be refunded. Weekend intensive courses are subject to a minimum three students and will be confirmed 14 days prior to the course. Bookings for weekend intensive courses may be cancelled for full refund up to 14 days in advance.

Classes are held in Ruislip, London HA4 (see map) very conveniently close to Tube and overland stations and A40. Free parking available.
Or Northwood HA6 (see map)
This Autumn’s intensive course will be at Woodford Hall, Ruislip HA4. There are several nearby hotels. Information can be provided when booking your course.

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