Date(s) - 03/05/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Two very essential training skills will be presented at the Mother Lode Bonsai Club’s Saturday, March 5 meeting. Sensei (teacher) Dave Anderson of Pine Grove will conduct a free public demonstration on the techniques of wiring and styling following the club’s monthly meeting at 10:00 a.m. Location is the Oak Shadows Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1330 Calaveritas Road (off Mt. Ranch Road) in San Andreas.
“Wiring is a method used in shaping and holding your bonsai tree in a form that you want it to grow in. It can be compared to a cast that holds a person’s injured limb in a desired position,” said Anderson. “Styling, on the other hand, is the technique of sculpting your tree into one of many possible bonsai styles. This is where the art of bonsai takes place. You choose the tree’s form and then style it to grow in that manner.”
Club demonstrations are open to anyone with an interest in bonsai miniature trees. All are welcomed to attend regardless of their levels of knowledge, experience or training in this horticultural hobby of living art.
For more information, go to the club website at www.motherlodebonsai.org or contact Bob Dean, club president at (209) 754-5887.