Ikebana workshops for children and for beginners by Patrizia Ferrari – Meran April 26 – 27 , 2019

Meran – April 26 – 27, 2019

As part of the Merano Flower Festival, the teacher Patrizia Ferrari will hold three different ikebana workshops.
On April 26 and 27 in the morning on the Passeggiata Lungo Passiria there will be two workshops for children aged 5 and up. On April 27th at 2.30 pm in the Congress Hall of the Hotel Terme di Merano there will be a workshop for beginner adults. If you are in the area and want to get closer to ikebana, it is an unmissable opportunity for people of all ages. 

What Ikebana can do today – Workshop September 22 – 23, 2018 – Roma

Rome – September 22 – 23, 2018

Hotel dei Congressi – Viale Shakespeare 29

Lucio Farinelli e Luca Ramacciotti present 3 workshops exploring “What ikebana can do today”.

A conference by Sensei Lina Alicino Ran-Son on the history of the ikebana Sogetsu in Italy will open the event, the three workshops will follow:

1) Aloe arborescens” – A plant native to Africa that grows easily on the Mediterranean seaside. A material difficult to treat and match; we’ll learn about it with Lucio Farinelli who also used it for the photo published in the book “Ikebana by emotions”.

2) “Ikebana comes out of the closet” – Ikebana and fashion, from a project by Lucio Farinelli developed also in collaboration with the designer Massimo Alba, a workshop in which the container is not a vase but a dummy.

3) “Composition Using Unconventional Material” – Apply the principles of ikebana and the themes of the Sogetsu school to inert material giving it a new identity (Zenei-Bana) with Luca Ramacciotti.

Sonne Luna – Meran – May 19 – 25, 2018

A free Sogetsu ikebana exhibition for the Merano Spring event
Held from May 19 to 25, 2018 at Merano’s Thermal Baths
Presented by the Concentus Study Group

Free entry exhibition, open on May 19 at 11.30 a.am.
Luca Ramacciotti gives a talk on May 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Ikebana workshop 1: on May 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Ikebana workshop 2: on May 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Partecipation fee: €30.00 per workshop
Length: about 60-90 min.

With this name “Sonne Luna” that puts togetherthe two languages of this wonderful land named Sud Tyrol, we welcome you to our event which consists of an exhibition, a workshop and a talk in Meran. The event is organised in collaboration with Merano Tourist Office by Concentus Study Group member Patrizia Ferrari.

Ikebana (“living flowers”) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. While similar western art forms often emphasize the number and the color of the flowers used, ikebana emphasizes the
use of lines and of “empty” spaces. Few flowers and branches suffice to create an artful yet simple and clear arrangement.
Nowadays, ikebana can be included in the visual arts. Its main (but not sole) components are flowers, but materials such as plastic, metal or scrap metal may also be used in floral arrangements.
During the Merano Spring event, an ikebana exhibition and two ikebana workshops are held at Merano’s Thermal Baths and presented by the Concentus Study Group.

Workshop on perfumes with Antonio Alessandria – January 20 , 2018

Rome – January 20, 2018

Hotel dei Congressi – Viale Shakespeare 29

Antonio Alessandria begins his studies in Italy with Mouillettes and Co. and continues at Cinquième Sens in Paris. Subsequently he deepens the subject by working with established independent perfumers.

At the same time, the desire to share his passion with others pushes him to start a new adventure: the creation and management in Catania of a salon of artistic perfumery, Boudoir 36.
His desire is to host people in an intimate place, to tell his passion and to make known the creations of the most beautiful perfumery, in an environment that would forget all geographical and temporal references.

He realised his first 3 fragrances in 2014 as a tribute to the moon “Nacre Blanche”, “Nuit Rouge”, and “Noir Obscur”. A year later he was “Fleures et Flammes” time. In 2016 he created “Eperdutament” and in 2017 “Gattopardo”. His creations are inspired by his land, Sicily. He also makes perfumes for another Italian brand, “Noble 1942”. His perfumes are sold throughout Europe, America and the United Arab Emirates.

During the workshop we will explore the world of fragrances in a scientific way and the sensations they provide.