Instructor: Linda Hartley
Classes: Wednesday  afternoon 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Thursday evening 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre membership (good for all activities at CJCC) $30/year Single
$50/year Family
Classes (1o week session) CJCC Members $100
Weekly cost of supplies Generally $12 to $15

IKEBANA CLASS: The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement

The Wednesday class will begin on September 25 for ten sessions through December 4th. There is no class on October 30.

The Thursday evening class will begin September 26 for ten sessions through December 5. We will not have class on October 31st.

Please contact Linda at 905-548-6013 or

ldhartley83@gmail.com if you would like to join the classes.

Basic Arrangements for all occasions

Each class will consist of a brief demonstration and explanation of the arrangement to be made that evening. During class we will explore the basic concepts of creating Ikebana: Colour, Line, Mass, Surface, Space, Depth and Focal point. Different containers will be used in class and you will learn how to adapt containers for use in Ikebana arranging.

There will be an ongoing discussion of materials such as branches, leaves and flowers. Learn how to prepare materials (preparation and pruning), plus what and how many to choose. Learn which materials are best suited to the role they will play in your arrangement. There will also be discussion about where to purchase materials and plants that one can grow in the garden or patio containers.

What you will need to begin class:

  • Utility or kitchen shears
  • Apron
  • Hand towel
  • Small notebook and pen

There will be a maximum fee of $15.00 per class session which includes some basic containers, floral materials, oasis floral foam and other supplies needed to complete your arrangement. Later, as you progress in skill, there will be metal pin flower holders (kenzan) for sale for use in the more classical styles we will be studying.

If you should have any questions please contact the instructor: Linda Hartley at 905-548-6013 or the CJCC office.

About the instructor:  Linda Hartley

Linda has studied Japanese floral arts with the Ikenobo school of Ikebana for approximately thirty years. She obtained her teachers certification in San Francisco in 2006. Since her return to Canada, Linda has remained an active member in the San Francisco Ikenobo Ikebana chapter. In the recent past, Linda has also served as the President of Ikebana International, a club that promotes the study of all schools of Ikebana and holds flower shows, discussions and demonstrations for the public.

Upon her retirement from long service as a Social Worker, it has been Linda’s goal to teach Ikebana classes and share the joy, artistic challenge, and personal growth she has experienced in her studies.