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.
The cost is $25.00 for the workshop including soil and wire, within reason. If you are more experienced 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.
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. We have set up an area where we can take before and after pictures of the trees we work on. If you want us to, we can e-mail your pictures to you.
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.
As usual Linda 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 12th & 13th
Bring Your Own Tree
This is a very limited participant workshop that you will have to pre-register for. It will give people the opportunity to have more one on one time. The workshop will be good for beginners needing help on the basics of styling to more advanced wanting to work more on refinement.
This workshop will allows us the time to completely style a tree or to work on more time consuming refinement techniques.
. We encourage participants to bring their trees back to each class they take to further their development. As this workshop grows we will add more dates for those that want to take a continuous class.
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 $35.00 includes soil & wire. Within reason
(An additional charge may incur for soil and wire on large and/or multiple trees)
You may bring up to 3 trees, we will only be working on one tree at a time in a rotation format. Depending on how much work is involved we may only get to one of your trees. We are going for quality over quantity.
WINTER POTTING WORKSHOP
This is an all day, come and go as you please, get your hands dirty kind of day. Instead of making a huge mess re-potting or potting trees at your house, come use our facility, we have everything you need and we will clean up the mess afterward.
This workshop is a great opportunity to learn more on:
1- How to pick the pot that best suits the style of the tree and the setting in which you are wanting in the composition.
2- How to root prune a tree. What are feeder roots and what arenít?
3- Proper placement of tree in pot, sounds so simple, but means so much.
For those that want to come in the morning we will be doing a short demo with a discussion on pot selection and working through the entire potting procedure.
Bring as many trees as you feel comfortable doing, we will be here to assist, you have to do the actual work, which is no better way to learn. With everyone bringing different species of trees to pot you will be able to learn a lot.
Cost is $25.00
Open workshop, no need to register, just come and go when you want. We open at 9:00-
Bring your trees, tools, and soil, no soil will be furnished but we will have plenty available for sale if you need it.