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Foundation Teaching And Schedule

Please scroll page down to see schedule of teaching, demos, bonsai talks and other events. Please read all the way to the bottom of this page

 

 

Ron’s 2017 schedule is as follows…2017 Foundation class will begin January 22, 2017 and then thereafter pretty much every third or fourth Sunday of the month with a few exceptions. If for some reason you need to miss a class, you need to schedule with Ron during the previous week or weeks after to make up the class. Each class builds upon what you have already learned.

2017 Foundation Training and Schedule for your calendar 

Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions regarding the classes and dates below. You can contact us for availability and to reserve your slot. 1-877-610-9038

Next Foundation Training Session starts ... January 22, 2017

1.December 9th 2016, Fourth year student 8 hour class and test (1)

 

2. January 20th, 2017 class is an 8 hour class for fourth year students and test (2) 

3. January 22, 2017 - Class # 1 & # 2, 9 AM to 5:30 PM Winter to Spring bonsai care 3 week, 6 classes course.

4. January 28 and 29, 2017 Bay Island Bonsai Show Lakeside Garden Center 666 Bellevue ave, Oakland Fourth Year Student Submergence

 

5. February 10th class is an 8 hour class for fourth year students and test (3) ... Tentative

 

6. February 24th class is an 8 hour class for fourth year students and test (4) ... Tentative

7. February 26, 2017 - Class # 3 & # 4, 9 AM to 5:30 PM 

8. March 26, 2017 - Class # 5 & # 6, 9 AM to 5:30 PM

Class Appreciation Day and Certificate Dinner (Sakes!!) Special Graduation Ceremony!!

 

Next Foundation Training Session starts ... Spring to Summer Bonsai Training


9. April 23, 2017 - Class # 7 & # 8, 9 AM to 5:30 PM

 

10. May 21, 2017 - Class # 9 & # 10, 9 AM to 5:30 PM

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11. June 25, 2017 - Class #11 & # 12, 9 AM to 5:30 PM

Class Appreciation Day and Certificate Dinner (Sakes!!)

 

12. July 30, 2017 - Class # 13 & # 14, 9 AM to 5:30 PM



*Next Foundation Training Session starts ... Summer to Fall/Winter Bonsai Training



13. August 13
, 2017 - Class # 15 & # 16, 9 AM to 5:30 PM

 

14. September 24, 2017 - Class # 17 & # 18, 9 AM to 5:30 PM


*Next Foundation Training Session starts ... Summer to Fall/Winter Bonsai Training



13. August 13
, 2017 - Class # 15 & # 16, 9 AM to 5:30 PM

 

14. September 24, 2017 - Class # 17 & # 18, 9 AM to 5:30 PM

 

1st year, 2nd years and 3rd year Certificate class and dinner 6:30 PM ( Sakes for Dinner!!)   Last formal Foundation class of 2017

 

* November 28th, Tuesday 2017 American Bonsai Associations, Sacramento’s Shepard Garden and Arts Center, located at 3300 McKinley Blvd. Sacramento, CA. Ron was asked to be their Headliner for November and will be doing a Japanese Black Pine Demonstration and talk* The Demonstration tree will be raffled off after the demo.


   

Who are these classes for? These classes are for groups or individuals who have a demanding job, career, marriage, school, kids, animals and or lifestyle where they can not commit to out of town, out of state classes or extended away time. We will focus on Bonsai basics through hands on and classroom activities. You will study not only tree specific information, but how to apply these techniques for proper tree growth. We will start with trees in training and work our way to trees that you can put in a show. You will leave this foundation teaching with the ability, and understanding of how to apply these techniques to your own bonsai collection. Each class is three to four hours long for a total of 8 hours 2 specif classes per day class. Courses are 6 sessions long and cover a season. There are a total of 27 full day sessions at your own pace, classes are usually once a month. The ultimate goal in all of these training sessions is optimal tree health and the ability to read and correctly train any bonsai tree. Students may begin Foundation training any time of year Winter. Spring or Fall. As soon as the student finishes one course they can begin the next with focus being on seasonal care. No more than 8 students per session. Please bring your own tools. Since space is limited sign up in advance to reserve your spot. To receive a Foundation Graduation Course Certificate you must complete 3 years of 9 day courses 27 total, plus complete a 6 all day courses on show preparation, display and appreciation of space.

Ron’s belief is to find a “growing” teacher, someone who still takes classes from other Bonsai masters.

Ron has studied with John Thompson for over nine years now and will continue his ongoing training with John. Ron finished his intensive three year study with world renowned bonsai artist and teacher Boon Manakitivipart in October of 2013. Ron is one of the few to have ever completed this course in the 18 years of Sensei Boons teaching. Ron will continue to study with both teachers as often as possible. Ron began his own Foundation teaching course in January of 2013. He loves to work on all varieties of bonsai, but especially loves the Japanese black pine and juniper species and has found a way to make them thrive.

Ron would love to help you start you on your bonsai journey. He is available for teaching, one on one classes, Demonstrations, Lectures or bonsai talks, Study groups, Wiring and styling and Maintenance on your bonsai or collection.