Education

The Art of Bonsai

Bonsai means "a tree in a tray." The art of Bonsai creates the illusion of age and maturity of a tree which has developed and sustained the effects of nature for many years. Students of bonsai learn to artfully trim and train a tree in a container. NEW - an intermediate course now available.

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CLASS DETAILS

5-week sessions
Sundays, 9:00am - 12:00pm

(Note: October's Beginners sessions are 1:00pm-4:00pm)
Cost: $91 (Members $81) + Material Fee of $45 for all 5 weeks payable to the instructor
Instructor: Vladimir Foursa




Class Schedule (in 5-week sessions)
Choose from the 2013-2014 dates below to register online or view our calendar. 
Beginners
Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16
 Intermediate
Mar. 2, 16, 23, Apr. 6, 13
Class Materials
Material Fee (Beginners): $45 for 5-week session. Includes bonsai learning manual, pruning tool, one beginner's bonsai tree, bonsai pot, and use of wire and bonsai soil. Workshop items, including other trees, will be available for students to work on with an option to buy from the instructor. All materials should be purchased in the classroom.

Material Fee (Intermediate): No material fee for intermediate class. Participants must bring their bonsai tools, supply and work materials. Some materials may be purchased from the instructor. 
Meet Your Instructor

As the noted curator of the Morikami Museum’s extensive bonsai collection since 2010, Vlad Foursa is currently redesigning the exhibit and enhancing it with outstanding trees. Vlad’s been teaching at the Morikami for almost a decade and has developed a loyal following of students. In 2008 he won the coveted Joshua Roth National New Talent Bonsai Competition. He has written articles on tropical bonsai, has won a number of awards, has appeared on TV and is a guest speaker at many local bonsai clubs and schools from elementary to college where he does demonstrations and workshops.
Additional information on registration can be found in the policy and cancellation form and waiver form.