Advance course ( 16 units are required for Ohara School certificate) $35/Class include materials
You will learn Moribana (addition to previously studied styles) Originated by the First Headmaster Unshin Ohara, this is ikebana where materials are arranged as if they are piled up in low flat containers with a wide surface area of water. In Moribana, as in Advanced Hana-isho, there are three principal stems - the Subject, the Secondary, and the Object. These stems from the basic framework of various styles. Intermediaries called Filler stems, are freely added to the principal stems.
1. The Upright Style: The Upright Style is the standard floral style for Moribana. The principal stems are positioned to evoke a sense of movement and bring forth a composition of formal, graceful beauty.
2. The Slanting Style: The Slanting Style is a floral form that expressed the beauty of branches and grasses that grow slanting down. This floral form evokes a greater sense of movement than the Upright Style does.
The Water-Reflecting Style: In this style, the Subject is placed to slant over the container and cast its reflection on the surface of the water. It is called the water-Reflecting Style because the subject, the Secondary and the Object are arranged so that a wide surface of water is visible. It is a floral style rich in subjective, expressive possibilities.
Traditional Method This is technique by which the beauty of color is brought out based on set rules for materials as well as method of arrangement. Color Harmony and contrast are of great importance in this method of arrangement, where the object is to use specific techniques to give full play to the growth pattern and individual character of the material. The chief aim is not the expression of scenic beauty but the correct expression of floral styles.