Bonsai Classes – 2021 Schedule
While we move from Mooresville to Statesville during 2021 we will not be conducting workshops in Statesville. Beginner Bonsai class, repotting and private work on your trees can be scheduled for the Holly Springs location. If you are interested in purchasing a tree and working on with us, contact us to see what we have available.
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.
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.
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.
Sharps Pygmy Maple Workshop
Saturday February 8, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Workshop Fee: $195
Saturday February 8, 2020 or
Sunday March 8, 2020 1 pm to 5 pm Deposit: $65 Workshop Fee: $65.
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”
“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”
“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.”
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