Are you interested in Learning Ikebana?

Have you had this idea that you would like to know more about how to create an ikebana arrangement? – Well now is the time to pursue that dream. Find a moment in this hectic life we all lead and be guided on a journey to discover the beautiful calming qualities of this age-old art form in a modern world.

Sogetsu ikebana starts with introductory lessons and it follows a Japanese curriculum but there is also scope to develop your own freestyle expression. Many of us find that we soon become captivated wanting to learn and share more. As a student you can choose to enjoy the pleasures of learning the basics of Ikebana or strive to become a qualified teacher, the choice is yours. Sogetsu School emphasises using our beautiful Australian seasonal materials available in our own gardens, our friend’s gardens and our local florists and flower markets. Before too long it becomes a life-long passion of enjoyment.

How do I get started?

There are eight qualified teachers in the greater Sydney area and three teachers in Canberra, Goulburn and Byron Bay area. Contact a teacher directly for further information regarding class times, fees and other queries such as textbook costs and equipment needed.

NSW Teachers


Breakfast Point
Masae Ako – 0408 150 354
Hiroko Prado – 0477 224 443
Jenny Goodwin – 0425 200 043
Yumiko Soo – 0410 650 434
Northwest Sydney
Gwyneth Teh – Email Gwyneth
Paulina Rosa – 0406369495 Email Paulina
Sandy Marker – 0401 740 789

Canberra / Goulburn area

Ping Block – 02 6253 2698
Alexander Evans – 0422 522 051

Northern NSW

Coffs Harbour area
Shan Sun – 0433 291 833
Byron Bay
Sandra Cottee – 0412 965 871
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