Learn from Sandy

Sandy will take you on a journey of discovery through the many aspects of Sogetsu Ikebana. As the recipient of the Mary and Norman Sparnon Scholarship Sandy will share her 3 months her experiences in Japan of how to discover the beauty in ikebana first hand. Get to unleash your creativity using the beauty of nature’s bounty and explore the finer details of shape position and form that we often fail to realise is there for us to exploit.

Sandy Marker teaching Programme for 2015

Availability of Classes

Classes consist of a 2-hour lesson in a 5-week block.

All lessons are held at my studio in South Turramurra

Class timetable for Block 2

Tuesday classes commence 20th February 2018
Tuesday A.M 10am- 12noon – Vacancies
Tuesday P.M 1pm – 3pm – Vacancies

Thursday classes commence 22nd February 2018
Thursday A.M 10am – 12 noon – No vacancy
NB An additional Thursday afternoon class may start if demand warrants

Saturday class commence 24th February 2018
Saturday A.M 10am – 12 noon – Vacancies

Trial class at Julia Rush Flowers Balmain
Fortnightly class on a Sunday morning

Classes for Block 3
Will resume mid May 2018 after the Tour to Japan

Special children’s workshop .
If you are interested please contact me for the next available workshop

Group Classes or workshops outside Sydney
May be held in Gosford and Bowral areas on a request basis

Spring Spectacular Japan 2018
Two places left
Don’t miss out on this boutique tour viewing cherry blossom, gardens, galleries etc off the beaten track away from the crowds that go to see the spectacle of cherry blossom.


The itinerary of the tour to Japan in April 2018 has been released To view what’s installed visit the link below

Itinerary_2018_Spring Japan .pdf

A post tour will be organised to Tokyo and then onto Hong Kong for the Ikebana International Conference end of April 2018

The next tour is planned to enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossom season and the wonderful peonies along with other sights such as visiting Bizen, Naoshima, treats in the Iya Valley to name a few. For further information please contact either email below. Spaces will be limited and a lot of interest has already been shown

Stephanie Savage, Managing Director
The Impulse Travel Group Pty Ltd t/as
22 Kenthurst Road (PO Box 230)
Round Corner NSW 2158 Australia
Ph : (61 2) 9651 3177
Fax : (61 2) 9651 2363
Website :

Small Group Classes

  • Maximum size 5 students, in class.
  • Classes taught in Blocks of 5 lessons.
  • Duration – 2 hourly classes
  • Equipment – use of tutor’s equipment
  • Student notes provided for every class
  • Costs $150 for a block of 5 lessons
  • Material an additional cost at market prices approx $8-$10 for the very first two lessons. Then students bring their own material
  • Payment – To be made in advance or at commencement of the first class


  • Demonstrations and talks presented to small and large groups. Can be booked for interest groups, clubs, etc.
  • Information of costs, duration, etc. available upon application.

One-Day Workshops

  • One-day workshops can be arranged to groups
  • Minimum of 8 to a maximum of 14 delegates (this can be for clubs, interest groups or conferences).
  • Available to both adults and children groups.
  • Information upon application.

Private Classes

  • Individual/private teaching on a one to one basis
  • Information upon application