Workshop Details

I provide three types of Bring-your-own-Tree workshops to teach bonsai techniques in a live environment. Work is seasonally appropriate. For Group and Individual Instruction – if you have doubts about timing please check with me for suitable material to work on prior to the workshop.
Please bring: Wire, turntable, tools and materials. I have a small supply of tools and materials on hand I can lend and sell.

For Basics classes – you can bring any scissors or other bonsai tools you have, but basic tools will be provided.

Group Workshops: Cost: $50 per 4-hour session per person, typically limited to 5 students at a time.
Individual Instruction: Cost: $100 per 2-hour session, $50 per additional hour on the same date.
Bonsai Basics: Cost: $100 per 4-hour session, 6 student limit. Morning sessions are for OUTDOOR growers and afternoon sessions are for INDOOR sessions.

Location and Hours

All workshops (unless otherwise noted) are held at Eric’s house in Bernal Heights, standard hours for group workshops are 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm. If you are


Please cancel no less than 24 hours in advance, preferably earlier. Emergencies are understandable, but workshops run best when people show up. I’d like to offer spots to others if you will not attend! If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance I may ask you to pay for your spot.

Workshops are subject to cancellation, I will notify all those that are signed up if I have to cancel a class for any reason.

Please use the workshop scheduler below to check dates and availability. Have questions? Contact me and we’ll sort them out.