Richard Hunt returns to Grand Rapids for what promises to be a most memorable evening in the institution’s history. This annual lecture is made possible by Charles Schoenknecht and Ward A. Paul.
Dress your child as a sculpture, mammal, fish, insect, bird, tree, flower, geologist or any other way that highlights something about the Children’s Garden.
Events on May 11, 2014
Experience level: Beginner to Intermediate
Receive a lovely Amur maple tree, prized for its small leaves and vibrant fall color, and receive guidance as you prune, shape and wire your new bonsai. “Shohin” bonsai are increasing in popularity due to their smaller size—they require less space, time and expense. Repotting will not be done in class. Instructions will be given on how to repot and care for your new bonsai. All materials, except for a pot, provided.
- Members $55
- Non-Members $62
Peter Tea, bonsai artist and instructor from San Jose, California, will be the headliner at this year’s show.
Experience level: Novice to Advanced
Discover how lovely a cotoneaster bonsai can be, with small, glossy leaves, white flowers and coral-red berries. Receive a ‘Coral Beauty’ cotoneaster and then prune, shape and wire your bonsai. While repotting will not be done in class, instruction will be given on when and how to repot your new bonsai. All materials, except for a pot, provided.
- Members $70
- Non-Members $77
Experience level: Intermediate to Advanced
Bring one or two bonsai and work on styling or refining your trees with expert guidance from guest artist Peter Tea. Peter will discuss each tree, give each student an assignment, and then provide one-on-one assistance. Bring your own tools and copper wire (for conifers) or aluminum wire (for deciduous and broadleaf evergreens).
- Members $60
- Non-Members $67