Bonsai Classes

The Heartwoods curriculum is designed to create the basic infrastructure or scaffolding needed to begin one’s bonsai journey with the confidence that comes with a solid grasp of fundamental concepts and techniques that allows the beginner bonsai practitioner to lead their own journey in an intentional and informed way. The three semester course schedule divides techniques according to the appropriate timing of their application. This also allows students to begin at any point along the course of the year and upon completion of all three classes in the series, one per semester, they will have completed an entire year’s worth of courses and a broad survey of the knowledge and basic techniques and applications that we, as bonsai practitioners, perform throughout the year. (All classes are $125 per student)

To Sign up, You May Purchase classes below

or Call: 206.992.8642 or email maria@heartwoodsbonsai.coM


2022 Class Schedule

1st Semester: January – April : Bonsai Fundamentals – Focus: Repotting Basics

During this semester’s class I will give you a bit of history, dispel some of the mystery, and then we get our hands dirty with a juniper that I provide, and that students take home at the end of class.

January 9th – 11am – 2pm @ Haller Lake Community Club – SOLD OUT

January 15th – 11am – 2pm @ Haller Lake Community Club – SOLD OUT

February 13th – 11am – 2pm @ Haller Lake Community Club –

February 20th – 11am – 2pm @ Haller Lake Community Club – SOLD OUT

March 13th – 11am – 2pm @ Haller Lake Community Club – SOLD OUT

March 20th – 11am – 2pm @ Haller Lake Community Club

April 10th – 11am – 2pm @ Haller Lake Community Club – SOLD OUT

April 17th – 11am – 2pm @ Haller Lake Community Club – SOLD OUT

2nd Semester: May – August : Bonsai Fundamentals – Focus: Spring Pruning Basics, Fertilizer 101, Wiring & Styling Basics, Climate-Change Protocol

This semester’s class provides a broad overview of a variety of techniques and skills that we might apply to our trees during the growing season. We will discuss pruning basics, when, why, and how. We will cover wiring basics and practice those skills in class together and discuss some of the pitfalls, no-nos, and myths around wiring trees. We will also discuss fertilizing over the growing season.

May 15th – 1pm – 4pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods

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May 22nd – 1pm – 4pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods

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June 12th – 1pm – 4pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods

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June 19th – 1pm – 4pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods

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July 10th – 1pm – 4pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods

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July 24th – 1pm – 4pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods

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August 14th – 1pm – 4pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods

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August 21st – 1pm – 4pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods

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3rd Semester: September – November: Bonsai Fundamentals – Focus: Fall Physiology, Fall Styling & Pruning, Fall Fertilization, and Cold Preparation

Over the course of the Fall season we will take a look at Fall physiology, make a run at Fall pruning basics, revisit wiring and styling basics. We’ll discuss cold weather preparation, and briefly delve into tool maintenance.

September 11th – 11am – 2pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods

September 18th – 11am – 2pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods

October 9th – 11am – 2pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods

October 23rd – 11am – 2pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods

November 13th – 11am – 2pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods

November 20th – 11am – 2pm @ Heartwoods Bonsai & Goods