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Wed, Aug 14



Member Workshop - Bonsai Styling

Become a member and join us at our monthly workshops. Held on the second Wednesday of the month, bring your tools and tree to get practical hands on experience in the art of Bonsai. ​​ Workshops are at: ​ Aptos Grange Hall 2444 Mar Vista Drive Aptos, CA 95003

Member Workshop - Bonsai Styling
Member Workshop - Bonsai Styling

Time & Location

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Aug 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Aptos, 2555 Mar Vista Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, USA

About the event

Once a month as part of club membership, we host a professional styling workshop provided by John “JT” Thompson!

John Thompson (JT) is a bonsai enthusiast, lecturer, demonstrator and artist who lives in San Jose, CA.  Keen observations of nature and study with John Naka, Kathy Shaner, Harunobu Tokita in Japan, Peter Tea, Boon Manakativipart, Ryan Neil have influenced his eye and passion for Bonsai.  He has shown trees in such shows as the Artisan Cup, the US National Exhibition and the Pacific Bonsai Expo. He has served on the board of directors for both ABS and GSBF.

He writes a monthly care column for several Bay Area clubs and has authored articles for ABS, GSBF and other publications.   In his workshops and demonstrations, he tries to utilize the unique characteristics or flaws in each tree that will set it apart from others of the same species.  He is, perhaps, best known for his driving passion for Oaks, Junipers, Boxwoods, Cypress, Pines, Deciduous species, and other collected trees. 

Bring your plants, tools and enthusiasm! 

Whether your tree is pre-bonsai, or in refinement, you are sure to get some valuable insight.

Some supplies are available for purchase at the workshop at a reduced price for members.

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