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ART OF BONSAI: BEGINNERS

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The ancient art of bonsai (literally “tree in a tray”) creates the illusion of age and maturity of a tree which has developed and sustained the effects of nature for many years. It is a  Japanese tradition that dates back over a thousand years, and has its own aesthetics and terminology. Students learn the basics of how to train and trim their own tree in this introductory class. Intermediate courses are available. 

2016-2017 SCHEDULE

Sundays, 1:00pm—4:00pm
Session 1 Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 SOLD OUT!
Session 2 Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12
Session 3 Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19

CLASS DETAILS

PRICE
$91 (members $81)

MATERIAL FEE
$45 (payable to instructor on the first day of class in cash or check). Includes bonsai learning manual, pruning tool, one beginner’s tree, pot, and use of wire and soil.

LOCATION
Oki Education Center

PREREQUISITE
None

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

As the noted curator of Morikami’s extensive bonsai collection since 2010, Vlad Foursa is currently redesigning the exhibit and enhancing it with outstanding trees. Vlad has been teaching at Morikami for almost a decade, and has developed a loyal following of students. In 2008 he won the coveted Joshua Roth National New Talent Bonsai Competition. He has written articles on tropical bonsai, has won a number of awards, has appeared on TV, and is a guest speaker at many local bonsai clubs and schools from elementary to college where he does demonstrations and workshops.


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