This interactive, hands-on workshop will introduce you to the ancient art of Bonsai- the Japanese art of growing and training miniature trees in containers, developed from the traditional Chinese art form ofpenjing [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penjing].
The first part of our workshop will be a presentation discussing the terminology, history, philosophies and aesthetics used in Bonsai. We’ll also cover tools used, techniques needed, and soil mechanics. This will be followed by questions and discussion of live trees, with examples. Finally students will have the opportunity to use the remaining two hours to prune, shape, and repot their tree into a more pleasing Bonsai container. Aftercare instructions and troubleshooting will wrap up the program.
All supplies will be provided by the Instructor for a $25 fee, paid directly to Instructor.