Class Schedule

Introduction to Bonsai

BEGINNER

Intro to Bonsai

With a focus on care and maintenance, learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to prune, transplant, landscape with rocks, and discover what the art of bonsai is all about as you create your very own bonsai to take home. This class includes everything you need!

Materials provided
Cost: $65.00

DATES
Introduction to Bonsai – July 13, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (0 openings)
Introduction to Bonsai – August 17, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (0 openings)
Introduction to Bonsai – September 14, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (14 openings)
Introduction to Bonsai – October 6, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (14 openings)


Yours Mine Ours: a class for two

BEGINNER

Yours Mine Ours: A class for two at Bonsai West

Class for two: designed for those who want to discover this great hobby together. Spouses or friends, parents and kids, even grandparents and children have enjoyed this great bonsai experience together.

Each person learns the basics by creating a beautiful tropical bonsai individually, then, each pair collaborates to create one large tree together.

Make a gift to each other by joining forces and making bonsai!

Materials provided.
Make trees part of your relationship. One registration is for two people.
Cost: $160.00 (for two)

DATES
Yours Mine Ours: a class for two – July 20, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (0 openings)
Yours Mine Ours: a class for two – August 31, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (4 openings)
Yours Mine Ours: a class for two – September 22, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (7 openings)
Yours Mine Ours: a class for two – October 12, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (7 openings)


Beginners Workshop

BEGINNER

Beginners Workshop

Bring in your bonsai tree and get started on one small project. Learn how to prune or re-pot or wire and style, or just come in to learn the basic seasonal care and maintenance.You decide the projects, learn the basics of bonsai with the tree you already have. Each student will have their own set of goals and each tree will be at a different stage of growth making this a great opportunity to learn from each other. Use of our tools, soil and wire is included in the price of this workshop

Materials provided
Cost: $40.00

DATES
Beginners Workshop – August 3, 2019 10:30 am - 1:00 pm (0 openings)
Beginners Workshop – September 21, 2019 10:30 am - 1:00 pm (11 openings)


Fundamentals of Bonsai

BEGINNER

Fundamentals of Bonsai

Specifically designed for students who are looking for an in depth beginner course taught from the ground up. Topics will include history, indoor and outdoor care, proper use of tools, transplanting, wiring, pruning, and everything needed to successfully grow in this hobby. We will break for lunch so feel free to bring your own or grab something from a nearby shop.

Everything is included in the cost of this class, and students will create and go home with a beautiful new bonsai tree.

Materials provided
Cost: $135.00

DATES
No events at this time.


The Workshop

ADVANCED BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE

The Workshop

Bring Your Own Bonsai and learn how to develop it through the seasons and over the years. The Workshop is limited to only 6 students per session. Students learn at their own pace, according to what their bonsai needs. Through personalized instruction and expert guidance, students will climb the next step in making beautiful healthy bonsai.

Materials not provided
Prerequsite of one or more of our Introduction to Bonsai Classes.
Cost: $50.00

DATES
No events at this time.


MASTER CLASS – MAURO STEMBERGER ALL DAY WORKSHOP

ADVANCED BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE

This is a full day. Bring-your-own-tree Masterclass. We are limiting the class size to 10 to allow each person to have as much time with Mauro as possible. Bring your favorite or most difficult trees. Materials NOT provided.

Materials provided
Cost: $175.00

DATES
No events at this time.

 


Shimpaku Juniper

ADVANCED BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE

Shimpaku Juniper

The Shimpaku Juniper is one of the highest regarded trees for bonsai in Japan, known for its dark green foliage and small needle size, flexibility and hardiness. I have set aside an excellent group of these trees recently acquired from my winter buying trips. Learning how to grow Shimpaku Juniper is an important starting point to refining, designing and caring for cold hardy out door bonsai. Don’t miss this opportunity. Trees will be wired and styled but not transplanted.

Materials provided
Cost: $150

DATES
Shimpaku Juniper – October 5, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (0 openings)


Japanese Maple Grove

ADVANCED BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE

In this exciting class we will be building multi-tree grove plantings to simulate the beauty of forests in the natural landscape. Students will work with our tremendous selection of young Japanese maples to build groves ranging from 3 to 17 trees in a beautiful pot. We will provide a selection of appropriate pots, and make recommendations about styling and shape, but students will have tremendous flexibility to create the grove they envision, and to explore the art as they see fit.

Materials Not included
Cost: $50
Materials Cost – $100-$250+

DATES
No events at this time.


Chinese Elm

ADVANCED BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE

Working with what is possibly the ideal deciduous tree, students in this class will focus on deliberate design and on styling a tree with the future in mind. The trees will be thoroughly analyzed, pruned into a classic informal upright style, and potted to ensure both a healthy tree, and a beautiful one. With their exfoliating bark, tiny leaves, and powerful robust growth habit, no bonsai collection is complete without a Chinese Elm.

Materials provided
Cost: $150

DATES
No events at this time.


Private Bonsai Lessons with Michael Levin

ALL LEVELS

Private Lessons

One-hour segments.
Come prepared with a challenging project. Students should talk with Michael about detailed goals and restyling projects before class so during the workshop we could maximize productivity. I am happy to work on any species of trees however my specialty is Juniper and Pine. Give me a call and set up a consultation. Looking forward to working with you.

Materials not provided
Challenging projects and transformations
Cost: $125

This class is ongoing. Email (info@bonsaiwest.com) or call us (978-486-3556) to set up a date and time.