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Lessons in Ryuseiha ikebana begin with the free style, which is taught based on textbooks that cover a graduated series of topics.




FreeStyle Free Style: (standard curriculum based on four lessons a month)

 



Introductory
(Nyumon)
Course:
By practicing basic styles using a suiban or low container, students learn the essentials of how to look at flowers and the basic techniques. (16 topics, 4 months)


   


Elementary
(Shoden)
Course:
While developing the skills learned in the Introductory course, students learn variations on the basic styles, using compotes and other containers in addition to the suiban. (28 topics, 7 months)


   


Intermediate
(Chuden)
Course:

Students practice techniques of arranging in vases and methods of composition leading to free creative work. (32 topics, 8 months)


   


Advanced
(Kaiden)
Course:
In addition to methods of composition and motif development, students practice giving expression to the individuality of plants. (56 topics, 14 months)


   


Teacher
Qualification
(Kyoju) Course:
Those who have completed this course become ikebana artists or instructors. (Minimum 36 topics)






■  Students at the more advanced levels have the opportunity to take lessons in seika and rikka as well as the free style. ■


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