Bonsai Classes – 2021- 2022 Schedule

Please note that each workshop is at one of our two locations, Statesville or Holly Springs, NC.  Be sure to register for the correct location.  If you are interested in purchasing a tree or bring one you have and working with us, contact us to see what we have available.

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 Eisei-en Bonsai, is a professional bonsai artist based out of Nashville, 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.

Wiring Workshop Part 1

Saturday July 17 2021
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Workshop Fee: $75
Holly Springs, NC

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Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Repotting Workshop

Saturday July 17 2021
10 am to 12:30 pm
Workshop Fee: $75
Holly Springs, NC

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Coming Soon!

Bonsai 101 - Beginner Basics

2 to 2.5 hours Fee:$135

By Appointment Statesville or Holly Springs, NC

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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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