The Intensive Courses
Limited to eight students per day, the ongoing program is an intensive course of creative bonsai tuition, repeated three times a year in spring, summer and fall. Students are encouraged to work on the same pieces of material over the year or years, or a number of pieces may be alternated. This ensures continuity of contact, a key factor in rapid progress in bonsai and bonsai design.
Each student receives a black and white drawing of the future design of the tree and detailed help with the specific horticultural steps needed to make quick progress with the individual tree. Emphasis is placed on artistic design and how this dictates the shaping process. The steps taken are always in terms of what is acceptable to the tree, but always with the eye on the future image.