Bonsai for Beginners Course


Every Monday

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Sunshine Coast Community College   6:00pm - 9:00pm
Art, Hobbies, Social, Special Interest

128 Mudjimba Beach Road
Mudjimba, Queensland, 4564

Phone: 07 5478 2442
Mobile: 0433 778 496

Bonsai for Beginners Course

Learn how to cultivate your own Bonsai tree learning from an acclaimed Bonsai artist. You will receive your very own Bonsai Tree to take home. 

The art of Bonsai is a beautiful and mystical tradition originally from China which today we identify as a Japanese art form and practice. Bonsai is the cultivation of specific tree species in small beautiful pots. The purpose of Bonsai is contemplation from the viewer if you have ever seen a Bonsai it certainly is a beautiful sight and one that leaves you thinking 'how did they do that' and for the grower a peaceful and artistic past time that requires taught skill.

In a modern sense garden and plant enthusiasts have been drawn to the art of Bonsai as you don't need a garden to cultivate these beautiful treasures.

The below topics are intended to be covered in the course with an element of flexibility to suit the needs of the class. 

  • History and significance of Bonsai.
  • Main styles, trees and sizes.
  • Tools and equipment and how to use them.
  • Learn to pot your own tree in class.
  • Bonsai design and presentation.
  • They why and how to of wiring.
  • and much more.... 

All students will receive a prepaired Bonsai tree, Bonsai scissors, pot and potting mixture to pot their own Bonsai in class. Students should wear closed shoes and casual gardening like clothes. Students are expected to assist the Tutor with the pack up and clean up of the classroom at the end of each class.

Find out more and book a place here.

The Sunshine Coast Community College has a wide range of short-courses on offer on the Coast. To find out more and see the full range, visit our website.