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The 10-part series Beginner Class led by Ed Lauer in 2023 is now FULL. The classes will take place between 8:30AM and 12:30PM on the following days in 2023:

Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7, Jun 4, Aug 6, Sep 24, Nov 19, Dec 10.

The waiting list is now closed since it has reached 23 members.


Japanese Black Pine and BYOT Workshops with Fred Miyahara


Event 1: Black Pine Workshop A (4 people only)

Event 2: Black Pine Workshop B (6 people only)

Event 3: BYOT

Date:  Saturday, April 1st 8:30am-12:00pm for workshops A and B; and 1:00pm – 5pm for BYOT

Location: Raleigh Police Club, 3500 Leonard Rd, Knightdale, NC 27545


This month we are excited to offer a Japanese Black Pine workshop with a bonsai master Mr. Fred Miyahara. Japanese black pine is often considered one of the most classic pines for bonsai. The outstanding, irregularly shaped pine, with beautiful dark green-grey needles, is extremely hardy and disease-resistant. Fred Miyahara will discuss future styling options and work with each student to train their tree.


The Black Pine workshop will be divided in two groups - Workshop A - with more valuable and advanced black pine specimens and Workshop B - with younger black pine specimens. The price for each workshop will reflect the difference. Please bring your own tools. Bonsai wire will be provided by the TBS. The trees will not be repotted during the workshop. This workshop is aimed to walk each attendee through the creation of Japanese Black Pine bonsai from starter material. The visiting artist Fred Miyahara will help you from start to finish to create your own masterpiece. 


The BYOT workshop is an excellent chance to bring a tree or two you need some direction with and get recommendations/suggestions from Fred. So, bring one or two trees you’d like help and assistance with. You will need to bring your own tools, wire and supplies.

For these workshops we are also opening 5 Silent Observer spots. As the name implies, Silent Observers are allowed to spend all day at the workshop location and observe all activities for personal enrichment. They are not allowed to initiate a conversation with artist or participants.


Black Pine Workshops A and B Workshop 8:30am – 12pm
Workshop A

Workshop B IS NOW FULL
Bring your own tree Workshop 1pm - 5pm
Price: $75 (limited to 7 people, must be an TBS Member to purchase)
Silent observer for both workshops 8:30am – 5pm
Price: $20 (limited to 5 people, must be an TBS Member to purchase)
Please sign up below.

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