Bonsai means “a tree in a tray.” The art of bonsai creates the illusion of age and maturity of a tree which has developed and sustained the effects of nature for many years. Students of bonsai learn to artfully trim and train a tree in a container. Intermediate courses are available.
Session 1 Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4
Session 2 Nov. 11, 18 Dec. 2, 9, 16
Session 3 Jan. 6, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10
Session 4 Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17
$91 (members $81)
$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.
Oki Education Center
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Vladimir Foursa is the noted curator of the Morikami Museum’s extensive bonsai collection since 2010. He is currently redesigning the exhibit and enhancing it with outstanding trees. Vlad’s been teaching at the 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. Students will learn and apply basic principles of the art of bonsai, including horticultural aspects of growing bonsai, styling care and maintenance.