Introduction to Bonsai 

All Day Open Workshops 

*Classes at the studio are taught in an informal manner in a casual, relaxing setting.
*Students of all experience levels are welcome.

*Your own class or workshop at your convenience. You choose place, time, date and subject matter.
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An experience for the young, ages 7 to 16 to learn, appreciate and care for a Bonsai.
Children will receive a folder, tree,  pot, wire and soil to create a bonsai to take home.
10 am to 12 m. - Fee: $ 40                    Limit to 5 students

                             July 11, 2015

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Bonsai for the Young

This continues to be a favorite, successful and rewarding experience.

April 11, 12 & 13, 2015

An in-depth three-day workshop specializing in carving driftwood, not only for advanced students but for intermediate as well.
Each morning starts at 9 a.m. with a talk on design followed by a demonstration on techniques. Students may bring their own tree or acquire one here at RBS and will then work applying the new techniques. There will be a break for lunch with the entire group enjoying lunch together.
Afternoons will be continued work on morning project.

Class size is limited!!  Class ends around 4 p.m.

Weekend and Wednesday Workshops are for those students who have already taken the Introduction to Bonsai Class or equivalent.
It is a good opportunity to give needed attention to your bonsai. Students may bring their bonsai for repotting, styling or grooming.
Bonsai material is available for sale to create new bonsai.
Instruction, guidance and assistance from the staff.

Fee All Day $75        9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee 1/2 Day $50     9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Limit 6 students

Introduction to Bonsai

                            August          29
April    25            September   12
May    23             October         3 
June    20             November     7

Students may take the complete Spring and/or Fall Series.
Students may also take the classes individually.
Trees are in training containers ready to be styled.
Each class will start with a program on the care, maintenance and development of that species.
Students and instructors will dedicate the day creating and styling bonsai.

Fee includes all material needed.
Maple forest $150               Azalea $125              Windswept  $125
Package deal for the Series   $350

         Fees for Fall Series TBA                9:30 a.m.    to  4:30 p.m

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Spring and Fall Series

:For students that are new to bonsai and those who need a refresher course.
Class includes the fundamentals of successfully; growing, maintaining and styling your bonsai.
• Demonstration and hands-on experience with individual instruction to help students create their own bonsai.
• Students will have a lunch break enjoying their own picnic lunch or a short hop to a nearby friendly farmer’s market to purchase their lunch.
Fee $150 includes instruction, use of bonsai tools plus all material: bonsai container, soil, wire and tree. At the end of the class students will receive a bonus Half Day coupon for an additional Workshop.
Classes are scheduled for Saturdays, 9am and run through 4:30pm.

Limit to 6 students     

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Wednesday Workshops

                              July   8 & 22
April     22              Aug.   5 & 26
May      13 & 27      Sept.  9 & 16
June      17 & 24       Oct.   7
                       Nov.  4 & 11

Weekend Workshops

April     Sat. 4         April     Sun. 19
        May      Sun. 17
May     Sun. 31       July       Sun. 12
July      Sun. 26       Sept.     Sat. 5
Sept.    Sun. 13       Oct.       Sun. 4
Oct.       Sat. 17       Oct.       Sat, 24

Three-Day workshop François Jeker

April 26      Maple forest

May 30    Azalea

May 16      Windswept juniper

Fall Series

Nov. 14 Taxus- Carving

Sept. 19   Fruiting

  Oct. 10    Quince clump

Fees for Fall Series TBA 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Your own class or workshop at your convenience. You choose place, time, date and subject matter.
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The San José Project

This is an on-going project since spring  2014 with Chase 
March 22     May 2     July 25      September 20

Pines                  The King of Bonsai

Summer time is the perfect time to work on your pines.  Bring your pines.  June 27

 Class starts with a program on summer pine candle pruning, care, maintenance and development. Continuing work on your trees.

June 27  9a.m. to 4:30 p.m.        Fee: $ 75