Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, is subtle, sensitive, sophisticated, and meditative. A Sogetsu Ikebana class, taught by instructor Ping Wei, takes place 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, 1125 N. 3rd Ave.

The growing appreciation of Japanese art and architecture in the West has extended to the Japanese way of flowers. Ikebana emphasizes space and lines. It celebrates simplicity. You will learn and enjoy Sogetsu Ikebana as a traditional and innovative way of expressing yourself.

Another class is also set for the same time on Sunday, Dec. 7. Each session is unique and teaches you a different design element of Sogetsu Ikebana. Cost is $30 per person, per class; $25 for Garden members. For more information or to register, call 602-256-3204 or visit www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org and click on “Cultural Programs” under the Events tab.


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