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Bonsai Designs

Haliburton School of Art + Design

Enrol in Bonsai Designs

Course Code: ARTS2511

Bonsai and Penjing have a 2000-year history in China and Japan, but for most Western countries, knowledge of this art began 150 years ago. Learn about Bonsai history, growing techniques, styles, trees and shrubs suited to growing in pots, wiring and pruning, and much more. Instruction will provide a solid theoretical foundation, with reference materials, on the technical aspects of Bonsai. This knowledge will be applied in ample hands-on work with four different Bonsai styles - Moyogi-Informal Upright, Fukinagashi-Windswept, Yose ue-Group Planting and Bon-kei-Penjing - all of which you will take home. Time will also be devoted to Niwaki - this is the pruning, training, and shaping of trees in a Japanese Garden or your back yard. All project trees are grown in Ontario.

Attend this course in person

Registration will begin March 01, 2022 at 8:30 am
  • Leon Martin

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (9:00am - 4:30pm)

Section: 41

There will be a $300 material fee payable to the instructor.