Actual Deadwood Material for workshop

 

 

Actual Deadwood Material for workshop

 

 

 

 

 

Finished Tanuki (3 years from start)

Actual Shimpaku Whip Material for Class

Actual Shimpaku Whip Material for Class

 

 

Sunday, July 29, 2018
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $245

CLICK HERE to Register

A large and interesting piece of deadwood will be used as the centerpiece in the planting. A die grinder or dremel tool is fitted with a router bit and used to inscribe a groove in the deadwood and then a young shimpaku juniper is screwed or otherwise affixed in the groove.

Actual Deadwood material for Class

With the passage of time the young plant grows into the groove, the screws are removed and the composite creation, which then shaped using traditional bonsai techniques, begins to take on the appearance of an ancient tree similar to many of the California and Colorado junipers we see collected from the American southwest desert.

Artistic considerations are not the focus of this workshop, only the mechanical steps necessary to complete the planting. The traditional practices of asymmetrical balance and proper triangulation of the finished planting are the same as they would be for any bonsai. How you position the deadwood, where you cut the router groove and how you position the trunk and branches should be based on solid principles of bonsai design and will be the focus of the workshop.

All material is provided including: pot, soil, deadwood, shimpaku whip and anchoring material.

Only students that have attended our beginner class or more experience should apply. Students will need to bring their own tools and wire, or purchase what is needed during the workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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