Bonsai Classes – 2019 Schedule

All classes are located at our Mooresville, NC location just north of Charlotte at 142 Hidden Harbor Road 28117

Brad Russell

Brad Russell

Owner / Teacher

Brad Russell is one of the owners here at the Bonsai Learning Center. He is passionate about the art of bonsai and teaching it to others.

Bryan Mercer

Bryan Mercer

Owner / Teacher

Bryan Mercer is one of the owners and teachers at the Bonsai Learning Center.  While traveling to Japan on a trip, Bryan viewed some of the great bonsai in Japan and came back home and signed up for a beginner bonsai class and never looked back.

Bjorn Bjorholm

Bjorn Bjorholm

Guest Bonsai Artist / Teacher

Bjorn Bjorholm, owner of Bjorvala Bonsai Studio, is a professional bonsai artist based out of Knoxville, TN. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Bjorn became an apprentice at Fujikawa Kouka-en nursery in Osaka, Japan where he has spent several years working under Master Keiichi Fujikawa. During his apprenticeship, Bjorn’s work was accepted into the Kokufu-ten, Taikan-ten, and Sakufu-ten exhibitions. Bjorn currently divides his time teaching bonsai art in the United States and furthering his studies and business in Japan. Bjorn offers excellent advice in a non-judgmental manner and adapts his teaching behavior based on the skill level of the student. He is an exceptional teacher whose focus is on educating bonsai enthusiasts.

Sharps Pygmy Japanese Maple 3 tree Workshop

Saturday February 23, 2019
10 AM to 4 PM 1 Seat left!

Deposit: 45.00
Workshop Fee: 295.00

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Dawn Redwood Forest

Saturday, March 9 2019

10 AM to 4 PM FULL!

Deposit: $75.00
Workshop Fee: $275
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Blue Alps Juniper Bonsai

Sunday, April 8 2018
10 AM to 3 PM

Deposit: $75.00
Workshop Fee: $295
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Repotting Workshop

11 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, February 24, 2019 FULL Sunday, March 10 2019 2 Seats left!
Deposit: $25.00
Workshop Fee: $65.00

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Sekka Hinoki in a Rock Pot

Sunday, May 19 2019
11 AM to 3 PM
Deposit: $45.00
Workshop Fee: $195
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Bonsai 101 - Beginner Basics

10 AM to 5 PM Fee:$125

March 23 2019 FULL

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What Our Students Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our students do the talking!

“Great class today. Or maybe it was a study group?? Don’ t know , don’t care what is was called. Had a great time and learned a ton. Felt more comfortable wiring today than I ever have in my long and storied bonsai career. Seriously, felt at home. And was more confident than ever. You keep pounding the lessons into my head and I will learn. Looking forward to 3 more classes with you guys this year. Looking forward to getting dirt under my fingernails. See you soon”

Ron Bates

“Excellent beginner class yesterday. I am so excited to have such a great foundation as I start my new bonsai hobby! Class size was small enough that we all received individual instruction and had a great time. Can’t wait for the next class! Jackie”

Jackie Powell

“This place is great! I had a very negative experience with a different bonsai center when I first started getting interested. I had pretty much given up on pursuing bonsai as a hobby due to that experience however after meeting Bryan and Brad Russell I was welcomed into the world of bonsai with open arms. My interest in bonsai went from an interest to an addiction in a matter of months and the folks at the Bonsai Learning Center were there to provide classes, tools, supplies, and guidance and great advice.”

Dane Smith

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