The goal of the ikebana artist is to communicate an idea, thought, or feeling through creative form.  This requires a complete understanding of the various characteristics of nature, a sense of imagination, and the technical knowledge to transform these features into artistic form with rhythm, balance and harmony.  The higher the level of artistic expression, the greater the encounter between nature, the flower arranger, and those who view the arrangement.  Thus, ikebana is an art of personal enrichment and an art to be shared and interpreted by others according to their own individual imagination and experience.  (Elaine Jo)
Elaine Jo, Executive Master
Elaine Jo, Executive Master
Ikebana Seminar at Calvin Center

Elaine studied ikebana first with Keiko Shimojima, Vice-Headmaster, and then with Meikof Kasuya, Co-founder and former Headmaster of the Ichiyo School, and with Akihiro Kasuya, present Headmaster.  She has travelled extensively in the United States giving workshops and demonstrations.  She holds an Executive Master Degree.  Currently she holds regular classes at Hall's Atlanta Floral Design School.  Her teaching schedule also includes an annual three day retreat for her students.  Elaine lived in Japan from 1959-63, 1968-89.  From 1994 until 2006 she was Director of the Ichiyo Art Center, Atlanta.  Her work has been published both in Japan and the U.S.  She was guest demonstrator on the Lynette Jennings television show and she displayed at Coca Cola Headquarters in Atlanta.  

Ongoing Ichiyo Ikebana Classes:

Teacher: Elaine Jo, Executive Master
Cost: $230 - 10 lessons 

For registration/information please call Elaine Jo, 404-842-1089 or e-mail ichiyoart@aol.com.

Teacher: Donna Scott,  Master
Cost: $220 - 10 lessons .
Saturday (Once a month) -
please call Donna Scott
For registration/information please call Donna Scott, 404-841-0582 or e-mail donnascott2@bellsouth.n

Teacher: Maria Muniz, Junior Associate Master
Place: Warner Robins, GA
For information/registration please call Maria at 478-922-1847.

Teacher: Iwalani Barbazon, Master
Place: Decatur, GA
For information/registration please call/text: 808-778-4062 or e-mail iwalanib@gmail.com