Fundamentals Class I: Peter Tea (Working Spot)


– Only 12 spots working spots available
– Required trees provided at additional cost
– Spend 1 day working, 1 day observing on each weekend with classroom in the mornings

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SKU: Fundamentals Peter-$320 Category:


Fundamentals chair: Dale Krueger –

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.0

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.

This year marks the launch of this intensive fundamentals program series that will provide a substantial improvement to your trees, your overall bonsai knowledge and skill level. This level must be completed before you can advance to the next level, regardless of your prior learning experiences.

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.

*We will source bonsai stock directly from growers, both coniferous and deciduous, specifically for this class that will allow you the best opportunity to practice and learn on. These trees will be offered at cost for class participants. If you feel you have suitable material for the series, or any other specific questions, please contact Dale Krueger, Fundamentals Coordinator, for answers or consultation on the appropriateness of your trees


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