Students in the third year should now feel confident in their understanding of the total transformation from raw stock material to specimen-grade bonsai. In a self-directed course, students will be expected to create and execute a transformative project on a tree and demonstrate reasoning in artistic design.
The School meets once every month: 6 Full-Day Seminars and 6 Evening Guided Workshops.
The Seminar covers more challenging and abstract content. Throughout the year, each student will be dedicated to expanding on their own desired topics.
The Workshop is an opportunity for students to work directly with Zuma. Bringing their own trees for study, students will document and develop their trees to elevate their personal bonsai collection.
Sunday, May 21, 2023; 11a-5p
Saturday, July 22, 2023; 11a-5p
Saturday, September 23, 2023; 11a-5p
Saturday, November 18, 2023; 11a-5p
Saturday, January 20, 2024; 11a-5p
Wednesday, June 21, 2023; 5p-8p
Wednesday, August 16, 2023; 5p-8p
Wednesday, October 18, 2023; 5p-8p
Wednesday, December 20, 2023; 5p-8p
Wednesday, February 22, 2024; 5p-8p
NOTE: Some workshop materials are included in school tuition, but students should expect some additional purchases throughout the year (e.g.: pots, special soil blends, etc.).
Payment is non-refundable.
Those interested in enrolling in the School of Bonsai can reach out to Emmy via email: emmy[at]bonsaiwest[dot]com or by calling the nursery during our normal business hours at (978) 486-3556.