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Bonsai Masterclass

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BRICK+MORTAR Creative

49 George St

Norwood, SA 5067

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‘Bonsai Master for a Day’

The Bonsai Master for a Day programme is a comprehensive workshop that explains all you need to know to begin practising the art of bonsai.

The workshop is facilitated by two experienced bonsai artists, to ensure the maximum amount of personal instruction for each participant.

The 3 hour workshop includes all the materials needed to successfully create your very own bonsai, including a bonsai tree, pot, soil, wire, and scissors.

No prior experience with bonsai is necessary, and all skill levels are catered for.

The topics covered during the workshop include:

  • What is a bonsai? - A brief outline of bonsai history and bonsai as it is today.
  • Basic horticultural care – All you need to know to keep your bonsai alive and thriving, including tips on proper positioning, watering and fertilising.
  • Bonsai styles – A discussion of the main aesthetic categories of bonsai such as upright, cascade, windswept, and forest style bonsai.
  • Bonsai styling methods – The pruning and wiring techniques used to create and maintain beautiful bonsai.
  • Re-potting – Time to get your hands dirty! Re-potting techniques are covered including root pruning, and selecting a bonsai pot for your bonsai tree.
  • Q and A time – Plenty of time to ask any questions you may have about growing bonsai.

Course Facilitators

The course facilitators, Luke Parsons, and Matthew Sharp, both have over 20 years experience growing bonsai, and have been successfully conducting bonsai workshops and demonstrations within Australia.

Luke Parsons is an experienced bonsai artist, and bonsai potter, currently producing a range of custom-made bonsai pottery. Luke has demonstrated bonsai at a local and National level.

Matthew Sharp is an experienced bonsai artist, current Vice President of the South Australian Bonsai Society, and is represented in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia.

Cost

The total cost of the 3 hour workshop, including all materials needed to create your very own bonsai, is $149.00.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Brick+Mortar is on George St, just off The Parade in Norwood, behind the Town Hall. There is plenty of on-street 2 hour free parking (but plenty of parking inspectors so beware!), and the open air paid carpark above Foodland (access off Webbe St) has all day parking for only $6. Bus routes run up The Parade regularly and the closest bus stop is just before the Town Hall.

Can I take coffee into my workshop?

Of course! We have a full cafe on the ground floor, so just make sure you arrive in time to order your coffee and you can take it in with you. We don't encourage food in workshops unless catering is included in the ticketing, but you're welcome to have a bite to eat in our cafe before or after your class, we're open 8am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 10-4 Sunday.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

To discuss any aspect of the workshop with the course facilitators, please email luke.parsons@internode.on.net , or phone Luke Parsons on 0488 244 318. For any questions about the venue please call 0452 140 849 or email hello@brickandmortarcreative.com.au.

What's the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable, but if you're unable to make it please let us know in case we have a waitlist, or you can always give your ticket to a friend!

What other kind of workshops do you offer?

We offer everything from creative to professional development to bespoke private workshops and events. Check our website www.brickandmortarcreative.com.au to see what's on and contact us at hello@brickandmortarcreative.com.au if you'd like to book a custom workshop or event.

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