Bonsai Concepts Class

The Bonsai concepts class dives deeper into specific topics to further develop your skills as a bonsai artist. You will benefit from the ability to study a topic in-depth and have a chance to work on your trees in a group setting. These classes will alternate throughout the year between the third Thursday of the month and some Saturdays. The Saturday classes will be more of a workshop format to allow more time for you to learn the techniques, work on your trees or simply observe. See calendar for exact class dates. 
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Cost: Free for Members! (No signup needed)
Skill Level: Beginner, All Levels
Instructors: Van Jensen vejensenjr@usfamily.net (Thursdays) & Dale Krueger dale.n.krueger@comcast.net (Saturdays)
Where: Locations change per class, please see month below for locations.
Thursday Classes: St. Christopher’s Church in Roseville.(Directions…)
Saturday Classes: See below for locations
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2019 Schedule
Attendance is voluntary; pick and choose the meetings of interest to you, no sign-up required. All attendees are encouraged to bring trees to work on during meeting.

January – No Classes

February 21 – Thursday, 7-9 PM
Topic: Planning Agenda for upcoming year
Location: St. Christopher’s Church in Roseville.(Directions…)

March 21 – Thursday, 7-9 PM
Topic: Repotting
Location: St. Christopher’s Church in Roseville.(Directions…)
• Please bring a tree and tools needed to repot or you can simply watch different techniques to repot other members trees.

April 13 – Saturday, 12 – 4PM
Topic: Repotting
Location: Washington County State Fair Grounds (Directions…)
• Please bring a tree and tools needed to repot or you can simply watch different techniques to repot other members trees.

May 16 – Thursday, 7-9 PM
Topic: Air Layering
Location: St. Christopher’s Church in Roseville.(Directions…)
• Watch a demonstration on air layering
• Bring trees you would like to air layer

June 22 – Saturday 12-4PM
Topic: Pine and Deciduous work
Location: Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center, Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042

• Bring trees you would like to work on

July 18 – Thursday, 7-9 PM
Topic: Round table on tropicals
Location: St. Christopher’s Church in Roseville.(Directions…)
• Bring your tropical trees!

August  10 – Saturday 12-4PM
Topic: Getting ready for fall
Location: Washington County State Fair Grounds (Directions…)

September 19 – Thursday, 7-9 PM
Topic: Chemicals and fertilizers
Location: St. Christopher’s Church in Roseville.(Directions…)

October 19 – Saturday 12-4PM
Topic: Final fall work and Spring Prep
Location: Washington County State Fair Grounds (Directions…)

November & December – There are no classes in November or December for Bonsai Intermediates