Bonsai Basics & Bonsai Concepts Classes

With the start of a new year filled with change and hope for a return to normalcy, we have made some changes to the Bonsai Basics program. To give everyone more opportunity, we are moving the class from Tuesday nights to Saturday mornings and extending the hours (9am to 12pm.) Our meeting place will be the Washington Co. Fairgrounds. We want to be able to spend more time with each individual and to make it easier for those who find it difficult to get there on a weeknight. With this free benefit as member of the Minnesota Bonsai Society, you will take the first step in your learning journey for bonsai; preparing you to advance at your own pace into Concepts, Fundamentals and more intensive personal studies. Each class will begin with a classroom session and discussion on seasonally appropriate work. We will then assist you so that you will gain the confidence to complete this work on your own at home. We ask that you only bring one or two trees to work, or get input on, allowing everyone to be able to participate. No one will go home with a “finished tree”. You cannot create a tree in one session. Each time you work on your tree, you will take steps to improve its’ health and create a more satisfying design.

The byproduct of this change will allow us to conduct our next level of learning, Bonsai Concepts, in the afternoon of the alternating months following Bonsai Basics. In Concepts, we go deeper into the topics and get into more technical practices. If you choose and there is room, you can make a day of it. Come to Basics in the morning, have a break for lunch (possibly discuss what you just learned with your fellow classmates) and attend Concepts in the afternoon. Each class is independent, but similar in regard to the topics we will address. Our first Bonsai Concepts session will be on March 20, from 1pm -4pm.

***With the continued risks for Covid-19, we will limit the attendance and ask that you sign up ahead of time so we can make sure we all stay safe.

Our first session for Bonsai Basics will be on February 20 at 9AM. We will be discussing preparations for spring. Look for more details soon as well as the program for both classes for the rest of the year.

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL HOLD OUR FIRST MEETING ON FEBRUARY THE 20TH ON ZOOM. Hopefully we will be able to meet in person in March.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Dale & Sue Krueger

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Cost: Free for members!
Instructors: Dale & Sue Kruger (dale.n.krueger@comcast.net)
Skill Level: Beginner, All Levels
When: Classes are being moved to Saturdays for 2021.
See below
Where: February via Zoom, (click for link)
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February
Saturday, February 20
9-12pm – Bonsai Basics Class via Zoom (click for link)
no concepts class

March
Saturday, March 20
9-12pm– Bonsai Basics Class
1-4 pm –Bonsai Concepts Class

April
Saturday, April 24
9-12pm – Bonsai Basics Class
no concepts class

May
May 22 –
9-12pm– Bonsai Basics Class
1-4 pm –Bonsai Concepts Class

June
Saturday, June 19
9-12pm – Bonsai Basics Class
no concepts class

July
Saturday, July 17
9-12 pm– Bonsai Basics Class
1-4 pm –Bonsai Concepts Class

August
Saturday, August 21
9-12pm – Bonsai Basics Class
no concepts class

September
Saturday, Sept 25
9-12 pm– Bonsai Basics Class
1-4 pm –Bonsai Concepts Class

October
Saturday, October 23
9-12pm – Bonsai Basics Class
no concepts class

November
Saturday, November 20
9-12pm – Bonsai Basics Class
no concepts class