Japanese Aesthetics: From Ikebana to Contemporary ArtThis class is available for anyone (not just for RMIT students) and will take participants on a journey to explore the theory of Japanese aesthetics through practical exercises.
Ikebana is an entrance to learn various aspects of Japanese arts including gardening, architecture, painting, food presentation, tea ceremony, the wearing of the Kimono and varieties of our sculpture.
The course starts with a couple of Ikebana lessons to learn its basic principles. Then participants are introduced to various projects such as branch sculpture, wire sculpture, paper sculpture, collage and abstract drawings.
Each lesson consists of a video viewing on Japanese art & design, analytical discussion focusing on one significant Japanese artwork and a practical exercise.
This course is for those who have no experience in Ikebana as well as for advanced Ikebana students. In particular this course is useful for landscape designers, graphic designers, interior designers, and sculptors.
Duration: 3 hours per session
When: 27 April, 20 July & 12 October in 2016
Where: Carlton, RMIT University