Technique, know-how and aesthetics
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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.
June 10th & 11th
Bring Your Own Tree
Thought we might mix it up a little with this month’s Reserved BYOT, first by having it on a Sunday to give those that work on Saturdays a chance to come and we are changing the format a little and mixing in a little TAS (tree analysis session) with it. We will spend the first part of the day discussing each tree as a group, no better way to learn options than to be able to see them through someone else's eyes. Then we will spend the rest of the day doing the work we discussed.
You can bring up to two trees, time permitting we will get to the second one.
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 don’t, 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)
For those of you who would like something a little different, we are offering a workshop on Japanese scroll painting. This is the 2nd time Jeff Ketts has done a scroll workshop for us, the first one was so much fun we wanted to do it again. This time you will have the option of working with sumi ink and/or watercolors to give your scroll a little color.
Cost: $45 – This fee includes practice paper, scroll, ink, brushes, and watercolors, everything you’ll need to create your scroll.
Scroll Making Workshop
Tree Analysis Session