Fantastic Workshop Opportunity

Working in conjunction with the Norfolk Bonsai Association, Kaizen Bonsai are pleased to announce a fantastic new teaching/workshop event to be held in Norwich this August.

This is too good an opportunity to miss. Make the effort to attend, a great day is guaranteed!

G.

 

Norfolk Bonsai Association

Summer Workshop Day

Saturday 11 August 2012 9am-4pm

In “The Workshop”  Wensum Lodge, Norwich NR1 1QW

The committee have decided to host the first of what will hopefully be quarterly teaching/workshop events. The plan is to hold a formal ‘class’ followed by a practical session. We hope this will provide a much more valuable teaching format than the normal open format event. We will be selecting demonstrators with very special skills to present formal class sessions on very specific subjects. This will be followed by a practical session working with members and their trees. Depending upon the materials present we may also be holding open advice sessions. The intention is to cover seasonally relevant subject matter in a forthright and practical manner. There will be two sessions during the day covering different aspects of  bonsai cultivation and development.

The best bit? These sessions will be ABSOLUTELY FREE for N.B.A members. The committee feel that offering this valuable resource helps fulfil the clubs remit to raise awareness of bonsai and offer quality teaching to members. Kaizen Bonsai have agreed to sponsor the events and will be covering room hire fees. We will be inviting participation of non members for a fee of £7.50 for the full day. Members wishing to leave a donation at the end of the day will not be refused!

Refreshments will be available on the day for a small fee. Those attending the full day will need to bring lunch. Food will be available via Wensum Lodge Bar/Café, this may need to be booked in advance.

A lot of work has gone into the preparation of this event and a good day is guaranteed. We hope you will support us by attending for at least one of the sessions and by bringing as many trees with you as possible, this is a bonsai event after all!

Saturday August 11 2012 – Programme

Doors open from 9am – Refreshments available.

9.30 Class hosted by Graham Potter covering extensive aspects of the cultivation and development of Scots pines. There are simple straightforward techniques that can be applied to pines that will guarantee success. Discover the ‘secrets’ of our finest native bonsai species. We will be looking at all aspects of this fascinating species from the very first steps to refining mature trees.

10.45 Break for refreshments.

11.00 -1300 Practical session working on trees brought to the event. Several experienced members will be in attendance to assist. If few trees are present we may hold a group working session.

13.00 – 13.30 Break for lunch

13.45 – 14.30 Graham Benefer will be revealing his secrets for developing oak as bonsai. We do not know anyone who gets better results with Britain’s most iconic (if a little troublesome) species. Guaranteed to be a fascinating insight.

14.30 – 16.00 Practical session working on trees brought to the event. Several experienced members will be in attendance to assist. If few trees are present we may hold a group working session.

For further information please contact – G. Benefer 01953 454838 – Graham Potter 01493 781834

www.norfolkbonsai.co.uk

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