• 1.INTRODUCTION TO BONSAI

    March 25, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (1 avail)
    April 22, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (11 avail)
    May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (14 avail)
    June 24, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (12 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

    April 8, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (FULL)
    May 13, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (FULL)
    June 10, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (5 avail)
    July 8, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (7 avail)
    August 12, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (6 avail)
    September 9, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (7 avail)
    October 14, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 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 (FULL)
    April 15, 2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (7 avail)
    May 6, 2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (2 avail)
    June 17, 2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (7 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

    June 3, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (9 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 (6 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 (FULL)
    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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  • Chinese Elm Bonsai

    May 14, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (8 avail)
    Come See These Beautiful Specimens Set Aside For This Class
    $150.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    The Chinese Elm is a perfect deciduous tree for bonsai because of its small leaves, and vigorous growth habits. These Elms originally imported from China several years ago all have turned into excellent specimen trees. Students will learn how to style, select and design branches, root prune and create a beautiful new bonsai tree. Seasonal tips along with horticultural wisdom will insure your trees stay healthy throughout the years.

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  • Podocarpus Bonsai

    July 23, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (5 avail)
    A Buddhist pine for indoors
    $150.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    The Podocarpus macrophyllus is one of the oldest species of trees on earth and is commonly known as the Buddhist pine. Podacarpus are from the conifer family however need to be protected from freezing temperatures making them more of an indoor easy to care for bonsai. I am particularly excited about the caliper of material I hunted down for this class, and the trees are substantial with excellent movement, age, and potential. Students can expect to go home with a great new tree and a head full of new bonsai knowledge. Trees will be pruned and wired, but not transplanted.

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  • Redwood Bonsai with Michael Levin

    April 2, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (FULL)
    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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  • Shimpaku Juniper

    October 7, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (7 avail)
    An essential addition to your bonsai collection
    $150.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    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.

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  • Sumo Fig: Indoor bonsai design

    June 11, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (7 avail)
    The perfect miniature indoor bonsai
    $125.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    What is a sumo fig? Just like the Japanese wrestlers; these figs are short, powerful, and well balanced.. The proportions of the sumo style bonsai with its short height to trunk ratio makes it a prize in any bonsai growers collection. Being a close relative to the indoor ficus house plant, these trees are very easy to grow and students will learn pruning, design, branch selection, root techniques and potting. Everyone will go home with a new bonsai tree in a pot.

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  • The Juniper:Outdoor bonsai Japanese design

    July 9, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (8 avail)
    Wiring juniper is the key to great design
    $90.00

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    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
    Spend an afternoon creating what is undeniable the most rewarding, challenging, and traditional species of bonsai. The Japanese juniper, with its blue green foliage is traditionally grown outdoors in Japan, and everyone has a specimen juniper in their collection. This class will focus on wiring, design, and offer the technical skills needed to create beautiful bonsai. A perfect next step for any one wanting to continue with this exciting hobby. Trees will be wired and styled but not transplanted.

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  • The Workshop

    April 1, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (FULL)
    April 1, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 avail)
    April 29, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (5 avail)
    April 29, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (4 avail)
    May 28, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (6 avail)
    May 28, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (6 avail)
    June 25, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (6 avail)
    June 25, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (6 avail)
    July 29, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (6 avail)
    July 29, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (6 avail)
    September 10, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (6 avail)
    September 10, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (6 avail)
    October 21, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (6 avail)
    October 21, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (6 avail)
    Prerequsite of one or more of our Introduction to Bonsai Classes
    $45.00

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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 $45.00 per session

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  • David Easterbrook Bring Your Own Tree Workshop all day Workshop

    June 3, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (6 avail)
    One of the best and most generous teachers
    $175.00

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    Master Class
    David has been studying and creating bonsai for over 40 years. He began studying bonsai with Jerry Stowell and then apprenticed for one year in Japan at Kidoen with Isao Shinkai. Afterwards, he started his own bonsai nursery, which he still runs today. In 1982, he became Curator of the Montreal Botanical Garden’s bonsai collection and recently retired in 2011. He has always pursued an active teaching career in a variety of locations including the Montréal Botanical Garden’s School of Horticulture, in the eastern U.S. and abroad. Further, he has served as judge of several national and international bonsai competitions. David has quite an eclectic collection of more than 900 bonsai. His trees have been widely exhibited in both Canada and the U.S., including U.S. National Bonsai Exhibitions, and they have appeared on the covers of International Bonsai Magazine.

    We are limiting this class to 8 and including lunch so students can spend as much time with David as possible

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  • Mauro Stemberger intensive Seminar

    April 29, 2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (3 avail)
    Learn from a true Bonsai Master
    $175.00

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    Master Class
    This is a full day bring- your- own- tree Masterclass. We are limiting the class size to 8 to allow each person to have as much time with Mauro as possible. Bring your favorite or most difficult trees. Lunch is included so students can stay focused and not have to leave the nursery.

    Mauro Stemberger was born in 1978 in Feltre, Italy. At 14 and fascinated by Bonsai, he joined the Feltre Bonsai club.
    From 1994 to 2000 he attended workshops given by important European artists like Hotsumi Terekawa, Marc Noelander, Horst Krekler, Edoardo Rossi, Salvatore Liporace, and many others. In 2002, he met Alfiero Suardi and Enrico Savini, and who helped him hone his technique. At the same time, Mauro was studying architecture at IUAV University in Venice. In 2005, he and several other Bonsai enthusiasts founded the Italian Bonsai Dream Workshop Place where they and others could work and enjoy Bonsai http://www.italianbonsaidream.com/.
    In 2006, Mauro graduated as an Architect and began work in his hometown. Since 2007 he has been writing and publishing articles in numerous Bonsai magazines such as Bonsai Focus, UBI Bonsai, BCI Bonsai and Stone Appreciation Magazine
    http://www.bonsai-bci.com/bci-artists/180-mauro-stemberger-italy

    From 2008 to 2010 Mauro was President of UBI (Italian Bonsai Association) and Director of the UBI Bonsai Magazine. In 2011 he, along with a group of students, founded the Italian Bonsai Dream School at Garden Verde, Marostica.

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  • Mauro Stemberger Master Class Demonstration

    April 30, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (18 avail)
    Mauro Stemberger: An up-close look at Bonsai Mastery
    $25.00

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    Master Class
    We are excited to share this unique and personal demonstration with you. Mauro is most known for his mastery with large collected trees from the Italian Alps. He is a self taught brilliant Artist and this small demonstration format will allow students to observe Mauro up-close. Bonsai West has set aside two beautiful Masterpiece trees for him to critique and transform. Sign up now for this exciting event

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  • Mauro Stemberger Private lessons

    April 30, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (FULL)
    Take a private lesson with Mauro
    $125.00

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    Master Class
    We have made Mauro available for private tutorials and hands on work. Bring your best trees for refinement. He is available throughout the day Friday April 28th, Sunday morning April 30th and all day Monday May 1st. the cost for these lessons are only $125 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. Please call us for scheduling info and availability.

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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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