LEARNING ABOUT IKEBANA
Our meetings are a demonstration and workshop for members to learn ikebana and share the beauty in The Art of Flowers
On December 21, 2018 there was a catastrophic fire at the Columbia Garden Club Council Building at Maxcy Gregg Park. We have held our meetings there for 46 years. The building was destroyed but fortunately no one was injured. The GCC Building will be rebuilt but there is no firm timeline as yet. We have generally been using the facilities at the Richland Library St. Andrews for our monthly meetings but please check the "Events" tab for specific locations and times. Also in general, we meet the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am (coffee and tea at 9:30), from August through May. However, it is always best to verify the specific location and time by checking the "Events" tab. Visitors are always welcome.
Ikebana International does not teach any single type of ikebana. Rather, it is an interest group made up of people of many nationalities who enjoy ikebana and other arts of Japan. Many of the members have studied ikebana; some have not.
Those who have studied ikebana have learned from many different schools. Some schools of ikebana stress classic styles; other focus on contemporary forms, and some blend the two. Each of the hundreds of schools of ikebana takes its own approach to arranging flowers. At I.I. meetings, students and teachers share openly their own schools' inspirations, styles, philosophy, history, and techniques.