• 1.INTRODUCTION TO BONSAI

    February 25, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (8 avail)
    March 25, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (11 avail)
    April 22, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (14 avail)
    May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (14 avail)
    June 24, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (14 avail)
    July 22, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (14 avail)
    August 26, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (14 avail)
    September 23, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (14 avail)
    October 28, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (14 avail)
    Come Start Your Hobby with Us!
    $65.00

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    Beginner
    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!

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  • 2.YOURS MINE OURS: a class for two

    February 11, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (FULL)
    February 12, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (5 avail)
    March 11, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (7 avail)
    April 8, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (7 avail)
    May 13, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (7 avail)
    June 10, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (7 avail)
    July 8, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (7 avail)
    August 12, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (7 avail)
    September 9, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (7 avail)
    October 14, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (7 avail)
    February 11, 2107 10:30 am - 1:30 pm (7 avail)
    Make trees part of your relationship. One registration is for two people.
    $160.00

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    Beginner
    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!

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  • Fundamentals of Bonsai

    March 18, 2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (2 avail)
    May 6, 2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (9 avail)
    June 17, 2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (10 avail)
    August 19, 2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (10 avail)
    September 16, 2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (10 avail)
    Learning Bonsai from the Ground Up
    $125.00

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    Beginner
    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.

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  • Pruning 101

    March 5, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (11 avail)
    June 3, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (12 avail)
    Learn how to prune beauiful Bonsai
    $45.00

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    Beginner
    Pruning 101 teaches one of the most essential techniques for growing bonsai. Pruning is like any learned skill, with practice you will have a greater understanding and ability to grow beautiful bonsai.

    This Workshop is divided between lecture/demo and hands on practice. Students should bring one of their own trees or start a new stock plant that is ready to be developed.

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  • Repotting 101

    June 4, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (11 avail)
    Learn How to Repot your Favorite Bonsai
    $45.00

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    Beginner
    Potting 101 teaches one of the most essential techniques in developing healthy trees. By developing good techniques you will have a greater understanding and ability to grow beautiful Bonsai.

    This workshop is divided between lecture/demo and hands on practice. Students should bring one of their own trees or start a new stock plant that is ready to be developed.
    Discussions will include root pruning, proper potting techniques, and most importantly the needs of a newly re-potted tree.

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  • Alberta Spruce Forest

    April 23, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (7 avail)
    Learn How to Make a Beautiful Spruce Forest
    $45.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    Alberta Spruce Forest Plantings are a favorite of mine. They replicate the look of the powerful great northern woods. In this class students will have an opportunity to build a forest using 5-9 dwarf "Jean Dilly" spruce that have been specially grown in Oregon. Couples are invited to take this class and create one planting together for an additional $45. Materials for this class will start at $125 and go up from there depending on how many trees are used.

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  • Redwood Bonsai with Michael Levin

    April 2, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (6 avail)
    Grow a giant redwood in miniature
    $150.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    The Dawn Redwood is best known for its powerful trunk lines and delicate branch structure, its long life and beautiful upright style it is also one of a few deciduous conifers that drops its leaves in the winter. I have acquired a great selection of trees perfect for this class. As in all of Michael's classes the focus will be both on horticultural and on bonsai techniques. I cannot think of any better class for a beginning students of bonsai wanting to improve their wiring, and pruning, also learning many special techniques while acquiring another specimen bonsai. Tree and pot is included in class fee

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  • The Workshop

    February 4, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (4 avail)
    February 4, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (4 avail)
    February 19, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (4 avail)
    February 19, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (4 avail)
    March 12, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (6 avail)
    March 12, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (6 avail)
    April 1, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (6 avail)
    April 1, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (6 avail)
    Prerequsite of one or more of our Introduction to Bonsai Classes
    $50.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    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.

    *The cost of this Workshop is $50 per session or $85 for the whole day.
    Please note that students signing up for both sessions will not have the discounted amount appear in their checkout box, we will take the discount manually before your credit card is charged

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  • Open Studio

    March 6, 2016 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    April 17, 2016 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    June 5, 2016 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    New Self Directing Workshop for Students to Practice Their Skills. Drop in no registration Required
    $30.00

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    Intermediate / Advanced
    Some of my best bonsai work gets done when I’m with like minded people working in a creative environment enjoying what I love to do most. Come with your trees and your tools (we will supply wire and soil) and hunker in for a day of bonsai work. This is a great opportunity to meet other talented people in the bonsai community and learn from each other.

    Please note that there will be no instruction. Students are expected to be self directed and bring their own projects. We strongly recommend that participants have taken several intro classes or have been around bonsai long enough to participate comfortably

    This class does not require registration

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  • Free Demo With Michael Levin

    January 29, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Come Join Us!
    Free

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    All Levels
    Join us along with the North East Bonsai Society for this energizing bonsai event, the fourth annual Free Lecture/Demo, on January 29th at 2pm.
    The event is free and open to all; no registration is required.
    Michael always looks forward to this! The greenhouse is warm and cozy, the people are friendly and the topics are essential for any lover of bonsai.
    If you are just starting out this is a perfect introduction to this exciting hobby.
    Michael will cover all the basics while creating a beautiful tree and teaching pruning, potting and passing on some special techniques that everyone will enjoy learning. We invite everyone, from the newest beginner to our seasoned regulars to share in this relaxed fun filled event.

    This class does not require registration

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  • Private Bonsai Lessons with Bonsai West Staff

    Bring your trees and be prepared to learn
    $65.00

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    All Levels
    One Hour Private lessons are a great value and excellent way to get the knowledge needed on a one on one basis with one of our highly trained teachers. Lessons usually last between one or two hours and cover a wide range of topics. Learn general care and maintenance, pruning, re-potting seasonal care ,indoor or outdoor bonsai techniques .Learn how to wire and style your trees or just bring your trees in for a private critique and develop long term goals .
    We offer much of these same topics in a variety of classes and “get wired” workshops however nothing compares to a private lesson session

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  • Private Bonsai Lessons with Michael Levin

    Challenging projects and transformations
    $110.00

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    All Levels
    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.

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    This class is ongoing