Information for Beginners – 2021

The School of Bonsai conducts classes for beginners commencing on Thursday 4th February 2021 at the Don Moore Community Centre, North Rocks. The Community Centre is located on the corner of North Rocks Road & Farnell Avenue, North Rocks. Bonsai tuition for the Beginner’s class is held over 2 sessions. The morning class is from 10 am till 1 pm. The Thursday evening Beginner’s class is from 7 pm till 10 pm. You can swap between sessions.

PLEASE NOTE: Class availability and class sizes are subject to change due to COVID restrictions.

1st Term runs for eight weeks. If you enjoy the first term you are welcome to enroll for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Term Beginner’s class at the
commencement of each term in 2021. The complete Bonsai Beginner’s class tuition runs for four eight or nine week terms.

Classes are informal and conducted in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The first part of the lesson consists of a demonstration or discussion on a particular Bonsai topic conducted by your teacher and usually runs for around 45 minutes. We then break for tea or coffee for around 10 minutes and then we commence the second part of the lesson which is the workshop /practical side of the lesson. Students can bring in a plant for advice on styling, trimming, wiring, or any task you may want to be done to your plant. If you don’t have a plant for the workshop side of the lesson you are welcome to wander around the classroom and observe.
The workshop is optional, and you are not required to bring a plant to class each week. You are also welcome to leave the lesson well before the finishing time.

There are no exams but it is in your best interest to bring a notepad and pen to each lesson to take down notes. You may find you can only remember a little from each lesson and jotting down important points for future reference will be beneficial. We do have some printed notes for some of the lessons but most of the notes you acquire from class will be those that you make yourself.

To secure your place, simply click on the Enrol Now button below, complete the short enrolment process and pay via our payment portal. You can pay securely via Direct Deposit or Credit Card. Please note that your enrolment is not confirmed until payment has been received.

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For more information, you can visit the School’s Facebook page or the Classes timetable tab of this site.

If you have any queries please contact us via the contact page.

We look forward to seeing you at class.

Yours Sincerely,

Robert McVicar