I teach classes and workshops, and I am available to provide programs for bonsai clubs and other organizations interested in the art of bonsai.

Ongoing Workshop Dates:

Bring your own Tree Small Group Workshops

Four-hour workshops limited to 4 students. Students bring their own plants for seasonal maintenance and styling. Please use the Scheduler Page or email me to sign up.

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

December 14th, 9am, 1pm; January 11th, 9am, 1pm; February 8th, 9am, 1pm; March 14th, 9am, 1pm; April 11th, 9am, 1pm; May 9th, 9am, 1pm; June 20th, 9am, 1pm (note this is the 3rd Saturday); July 11th, 9am, 1pm; August 8th, 9am, 1pm; September 12th, 9am, 1pm; October 10th, 9am; 1pm November 14th, 9am, 1pm.

Please note that the BSSF 60th Anniversary show is scheduled for November 21-22, 2020.

Available Mentoring Times:

Want to work one-on-one to improve your trees?   Bring a few trees to work on, or inquire about having me over to your yard to assess growing conditions and make recommendations.  Check the scheduler for all available times, default availability is on the weekends – 9am, 11am, and 1pm.


Workshops and Events:

January 25th – Bonsai Basics Class – 4 hours – 9am- OUTDOOR SPECIES, 1pm – INDOOR SPECIES

This class is designed for the beginning bonsai student. If you have an interest in bonsai but don’t know where to start, this class will provide a launchpad, and a plant to take home!

For over ten years I’ve taught hundreds of students how to get started with bonsai, and I can get you started too!

The class will cover the following:

  • A brief history of bonsai
  • The basics of the different major style categories
  • Basic styling techniques
  • Basic care of bonsai
  • Recommended tools and materials

You will enjoy a tour of my private bonsai garden for inspiration. Then, students will receive a pre-bonsai plant which we will use to learn basic styling work and to discuss plans for the future. Because bonsai is an ongoing relationship between the plant and the grower this class will start with the initial shaping; Students are encouraged to return for additional workshops to learn more about wiring and repotting. The type of plant will be determined based on availability of suitable material.

Students are encouraged to bring any tools they have, but I will have extras on hand for use during class.

Tools and Ceramic containers available for purchase.
Beverages and light snacks provided.

Contact Eric to sign up or use the Scheduler Page.
Class participation is limited to 6 students. Cost is $100 per student.