Technique, know-how and aesthetics
are all one when serving a single cause
The Art of Bonsai
Bonsai is an illusionary reflection of nature produced under controlled conditions.
January 27th & 28th
May 4th & 5th
October 19th & 20th
January 17th & 18th
April 17th & 18th
Sept. 18th & 19th
9th & 10th
(Bring Your Own Tree)
This is an open workshop which means you do not have to pre-register, come and go as you please.
The cost is only $35.00 for the workshop including soil and wire, within reason.
Pre-bonsai trees and all supplies are available.
Observers are welcome at no charge, so come spend the day or just a few hours.
You can come anytime between the hours of 9:00-3:00.
If you are more experienced in bonsai and just want styling ideas, or help with wiring or potting, you can bring up to three trees. If you are a novice and want to learn how to create a bonsai we recommend you concentrate on just one tree, it takes awhile to completely style a tree. Newcomers are not yet capable of doing much of the hands on work themselves, and we like to take the time to explain what we are doing as we do it. This is not only good for them, but it helps even the more experienced learn more tips on wiring, styling and such. As people gain experience we want them to do more of the work themselves, then I will assist them in styling their tree. This is a workshop for you to learn how to, not for us to do all the work for you. Experience is the best teacher. Our desire is to help you learn the art of bonsai.
We want to encourage people to bring a previous BYOT tree back with them each time they come so we can guide them on how to proceed with improving the ramification, this will not count as a workshop, if that is all you bring there will be no charge.
We will have coffee and something delicious for the early birds, fruits and snacks for the munchies with soda, water and pizza for lunch if you want it. Pizza is $5.00, some people pack a lunch. And who knows what delectable thing someone might bring for us.
January 20th & 21st
April 20th & 21st
Sept. 21st & 22nd
The concept of this workshop varies a bit each month depending on the season and on what each person wants to learn and/or accomplish that day. This month we will be concentrating more on styling and potting our broadleaf evergreens. Also spring pruning of our deciduous trees.
We start the day with an open discussion of each tree, and then spend the afternoon accomplishing those objectives. Some people come as beginners wanting to learn some of the basics to those wanting to learn more of the finer techniques to further their knowledge, we all learn together.
This is a limited workshop and you must pre-register.
Being a limited workshop means that when you sign up we are counting on you to come, if you donít, that means someone who would have wanted to would not be able and that would not be fair to them.
Please email or call to sign up.
This is an all day workshop, we will be starting at 9:00
Cost is $45.00
February 21st & 22nd
April 24th & 25th
October 16th & 17th