Bonsai for Teens

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 1-4 pm

A Workshop with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society

Jorge's Ficus

Ages: Entering grades 6-9 in fall 2014.

Fee:$60/ $54 members of Lynden or the Milwaukee Bonsai Society. This price includes one tree to take home.

Registration: Register online now. Space is limited; advance registration required. If you prefer not to pay online, give us a call at 414-446-8794 to register by phone.

At Lynden, we think of bonsai as one of the most intriguing intersections of art and nature. This is why we have joined with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society to host some of their exhibitions and informal showings of bonsai. We are delighted to be able to offer a series of hands-on workshops that will introduce children, teens and adults to the art of bonsai.

A bonsai is a living sculpture, changing from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Because it is never finished, it celebrates all of nature: its cycles, its harshness, its resilience, its balance. Creating and caring for a bonsai combines the principles of design with the science of horticulture; it develops an appreciation for the world of trees and the world of three-dimensional artmaking.

In this hands-on workshop, you will work one-on-one with an experienced bonsai teacher to learn the basic principals and techniques of bonsai design, creating your own bonsai from tropical material and transplanting it into a ceramic bonsai container to take home.

The Milwaukee Bonsai Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals in their efforts to increase their knowledge and skills in the art of bonsai.

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