2020 Level 1 Schedule
Peter will visit twice in 2020, April 18 & 19 and October 10 & 11. There will be a class on January 25th without Peter to prepare and answer any questions before Peter arrives in April. Locations for workshops will be emailed to group prior to event. They are typically held at the Washington County Fair grounds.
The fundamentals program series is a continuous learning program designed to teach you foundational bonsai skills; which you will build and expand upon, through guided practice, in a learning environment. Unlike styling workshops, this first of it’s kind experience offers MBS members the exclusive ability to study with a bonsai professional without the expense of traveling to the teacher’s studio.
Each session begins with classroom instruction that will focus on appropriate seasonal work in order to understand proper techniques, their application and expected outcomes. Following the classroom instruction, you will practice the techniques with the Matt’s guidance. Between class sessions, you will care for these trees, observe results and return with them to the next session to continue the developmental process. Each subsequent session will reinforce and expand the learning you have acquired in the previous session.
By participating in this first level of the fundamentals program you will be making a commitment to attend 2 weekend sessions for the year. After completing the level 1 program as a working student you will be eligible to participate in the level 2 program next year and continue to build on your experience.
Payment is expected, even if you are unable to to attend a session.