Beginners Bonsai Course by Mă-Kè Bonsai - crafts in London
Beginners Bonsai Course by Mă-Kè Bonsai - crafts in London

Beginners Bonsai Course

by Mă-Kè Bonsai

9 reviews
9 reviews
Conducted over 3 sessions, this course will teach you the knowledge and skills required to care for and train your bonsai with confidence!

Floristry Class

3 hour course

Beginner

Whitton, London TW4

Beginners Bonsai Course
by Mă-Kè Bonsai
Flexitime
£150 per person

Classes

3 hour course

Daytime

This course will be a mixture of theory and practical skill, with the emphasis being more on the practical side! This course will cover everything from where bonsai originated from, how to correctly care for them and how the seasons affect their development. Spread over 3 different days each session will cover a different topic, as described below!

This course is aimed at the absolute beginner. You don't even need to have a bonsai! Just the will to want to learn how to grow bonsai.

Day 1 101: Basic Bonsai Care

You will be introduced to our nine-point system on managing and caring for your bonsai and how to keep it alive and well. You will study the basics of where to locate your bonsai, how to water, feeding bonsai and other housekeeping tasks that need to be undertaken to ensure a healthy vibrant bonsai.

Day 2 102: Bonsai Pruning

Bonsai is a living growing and transient art form and as such has to be continuously managed and cared for from day to day from week to week and season to season. To maintain the bonsai miniature size one has to continuously prune bonsai. This module will introduce you to the basics of bonsai pruning, when to prune, how to prune and what to prune.

Day 3 103: Bonsai Repotting

Bonsai are grown in a small container with a limited amount of soil, which needs to be replenished from time to time. This module teaches how to recognise if a bonsai needs repotting and how to repot it. Basic soil science, repotting techniques and methodologies are covered to ensure that you have successful stress-free repotting.

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You will be working a casual, friendly environment with the sessions being very hands-on. You will be working bonsai and soil so if you are concerned about getting soil on your clothes, please bring an apron! You do not need to bring any bonsai or tools. But if you do have them, please bring them along!
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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 1
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 3 days notice
Days available in an Obby Flexitime classI am only available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
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Anonymous
21 May
Mark is very knowledgeable and welcoming. He makes sure everyone understands the concepts he's teaching, and is happy to reiterate things where necessary.
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Anonymous
21 May
Mark is very knowledgeable and welcoming. He makes sure everyone understands the concepts he's teaching, and is happy to reiterate things where necessary.

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Anonymous
21 May
Mark is very knowledgeable and welcoming. He makes sure everyone understands the concepts he's teaching, and is happy to reiterate things where necessary.
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Anonymous
21 May
Mark is very knowledgeable and welcoming. He makes sure everyone understands the concepts he's teaching, and is happy to reiterate things where necessary.
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Anonymous
21 May
This is a wonderful experience, my wife bought this course for me as a gift when I inherited some trees. The course is held on site at Ma-Ke Bonsai and is really relaxed and informal while Mark the Bonsai master is both friendly and knowledgeable, delving not only into looking after your trees, but also the history of Bonsai and the botanical workings of the various species. I would highly recommend the beginners course which gives a good basic understanding of the art of Bonsai.
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Anonymous
21 May
I learned so much from the beginner courses and am now extremely confident in looking after my bonsai. The range of skills and knowledge that Mark possesses is fascinating and shows a clear passion for the art of bonsai, one he brings out in the students he teaches. The huge variety of bonsai at all stages of development and for all price ranges is also a great draw to the school.
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Anonymous
21 May
I learned so much from the beginner courses and am now extremely confident in looking after my bonsai. The range of skills and knowledge that Mark possesses is fascinating and shows a clear passion for the art of bonsai, one he brings out in the students he teaches. The huge variety of bonsai at all stages of development and for all price ranges is also a great draw to the school.
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Anonymous
21 May
I have approached the bonsai world around 3 years ago, since 2, I decided to follow a course because my interest was becoming bigger. After a couple of experiences I met Mark and I have to say that I found the perfect person. He driven me through the beginners an then to the advanced course with the simplicity and professionalism that just few people have. He's not just a lovely person, he's also a really prepared bonsai teacher. During the Mark course You find yourself surrounded by so many lovely bonsais, result of so many love and knowledge for the bonsai's world.Alessandro De Maria.
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Anonymous
21 May
I have approached the bonsai world around 3 years ago, since 2, I decided to follow a course because my interest was becoming bigger. After a couple of experiences I met Mark and I have to say that I found the perfect person. He driven me through the beginners an then to the advanced course with the simplicity and professionalism that just few people have. He's not just a lovely person, he's also a really prepared bonsai teacher. During the Mark course You find yourself surrounded by so many lovely bonsais, result of so many love and knowledge for the bonsai's world.Alessandro De Maria.
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James
22 May
I recently wanted to understand bonsai techniques and more importantly I had purchased a few trees and wanted to make sure my investment was kept alive!Mark's classes have a lecture at the beginning where more formal tuition is given and then the latter half is a more informal 'hands on' session to understand what you do and how to do it.I would really recommend the beginners course and the other courses at the club. You will meet all sorts of interesting people who have the common desire to learn or improve their bonsai skills.Keep it up Mark, I really enjoy my days learning with Ma-Ke Bonsai.James Hopkins
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Anonymous
23 May
One of the things I like the most about MaKe bonsai is the family atmosphere that can be enjoyed there. While sipping a nice coffee and indulging on the myriads of bonsais Mark has in his nursery, I learnt about the basic techniques every bonsai enthusiast need to master to be able to improve his/her collection.Mark is very friendly and his passion for bonsai makes him a great teacher as well as a fun person to chat with.

Class location

Whitton, London
66 Harvey Road
Whitton
TW4 5LU
Hounslow

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Beginners Bonsai Course by Mă-Kè Bonsai - crafts in London

About your host, Mă-Kè Bonsai

Mark D'Cruz, the founder of Mă-Kè Bonsai has been growing Bonsai for over 30 years. As a seasoned bonsai professional, he has taught and consulted on bonsai cultivation around the world. He started Mă-Kè Bonsai in 2006. Since then Mă-Kè Bonsai has trained hundreds of students, and now run dozens of Bonsai workshops every year. Mă-Kè Bonsai offers students many different levels of bonsai workshops and training programmes from which to choose. The Bonsai Introductory Course, which consists of 3 different modules, is our most popular and now runs 4 different Groups throughout the year. The Groups start at different periods of the year giving you the flexibility to start as and when you can.

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Notes

Bring a packed lunch and dress casual and comfortable keeping in mind that we will be working indoors and outdoors, and it can get hot as fast as it can get cold.

Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Beginners Bonsai Course
by Mă-Kè Bonsai
Flexitime
£150 per person
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