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Spring bouquets become Japanese art in PCC ikebana class

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PORTLAND, Ore. – This spring, create works of art with your garden flowers – not just bouquets. Take a non-credit class in the Japanese style of flower arranging known as ikebana with Portland Community College.Ikebana – Japanese Flower Arranging will emphasize graceful lines and natural beauty. Students will learn five styles to create their own floral works of art, with unlimited opportunities for artistic expression. "Instructor Hideko Hearn is a native of Japan and brings the ikebana tradition to life for her students,"said Amy Reardon, PCC Community Education manager. "This is a great class to take in spring so you can fully enjoy and take advantage of the season’s flowers."The five-week class will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 6 through May 4, at PCC’s Washington County Workforce Training Center, 18624 N.W. Walker Road. Cost is $65 plus a $20 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class.For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-533-2917.

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