The art of flower arrangment is named Cha hua in Chinese and Ikebana in Japanese. Japan received the floral art from China at the beginning of 7th century and developed their own distinct schools and become more formalized than in China. The artist's intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece's color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement. Ikebana can inspire one to identify with beauty in all art forms. This is also the time when one feels closeness to nature which provides relaxation for the mind, body, and soul.

Lily Vittot studied Ikebana in Japan. She was qualified as an Ichiyo instructor in 2010 and started attending Ichiyo School Teacher's Seminars with Akihiro Kasuya , present Headmaster. Since then, she's attended and participated in exhibitions including 2010 and 2012 Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter's exhibitions, the 51st Ikebana Kyokai assoc. exhibition and Ichiyo 75th anniversary exhibition. Now she holds associate master status and open her classes in Bejing.

Livy teaches flower arrangement regularly at the China Culture Center for all levels of students, from beginners to the advanced learners.
  • Course content:

    Ikebana Trial lesson

    Contents: Moribana Upright Form 1
    Required materials: A broad shallow container (Square, round or long oval container), flower scissors if you have, a small basin or a bowl, a towel for wiping up.

    Primary Course 
    You learn 4 configurations,you become familiar with a few basic techniques. Once the basic skills and techniques have been learned, we can convey our visual sensibility and creativity through this floral art.

    1, Moribana Slanting Form 1
    2, Moribana Flat Form1
    3, Moribana Upright Form 2
    4, Moribana Slanting Form 2
    5, Moribana Flat Form2
    6, Moribana Upright Form 3
    7, Moribana Slanting Form 3
    8, Moribana Flat Form3
    9, Basic Four-view Symmetrical Form

    Required materials:
    A broad shallow container (Square, round or long oval container), a large frog ( also called a needle point holder) , flower scissors, a small bowl, a towel for wiping up.
    You can bring your own ones or buy them at the China Culture Center.  You can also borrow one set from CCC if you only join one single class.

    Note:
    CCC's mission is to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture by offering a wide variety of cultural activities and events to our members. Fees to certain programs such as this are provided on a non-profit basis and are meant to only cover actual costs of that specific program. You can help us by registering in advance of the program so that we can minimize the cost of these programs. Your contribution helps us to continue offering such programs in the future.

  • CCC does not offer regular set packages for this class. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check prices and propose a date and your own group.
  •  Private custom-made class prices:

    RMB1500 for a minimum of 5 adult guests (or the financial equivalent thereof) and are 2 hours long.
    RMB1800 for 6-7 people.
    RMB250/ person for a group of 8 people and more
    The price includes a flower arrangement artist and an interpreter and venue.

    Flexible scheduling:
    The workshop can be scheduled at any time that it fits your schedule according to the availability of the teachers.

    Please note:
    1.  We must check the date: 
       The CCC’s masters, artists, and teachers are all experts in their field and unique in their circles.  Their schedules are tight, so they may not be available at the time frame you would like to book.    We will have to check with them first before we can confirm the time with you.
     
    2.  Prepayment is necessary: 
       Once the artists/experts are confirmed, prepayment is required so we can book his/her time.
     
    3.  Corporate Clients
           All prices listed are for private individuals.  Corporate clients will be separately quoted. Click here for Payment methods 

    4.   Venue:

    • The class/workshop will be conducted in English/with English interpretation at the China Culture Center unless a different location is requested.  
    • The CCC’s center can accommodate maximum 10-20 people for a class/workshop. 
    • Special venues of different size and ambiance can be arranged for corporate clients.with extra charges.