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Welcome to our new schedule of classes for spring 2017. I look forward to working with all my regular students and their trees as well as welcoming those of you who may be joining our classes for the first time. I can assure you of a warm welcome in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

The maximum number of students on each class is restricted to 8 ensuring you and your trees receive the attention they deserve. The cost of each full day class will remain at £25. The cost of the extra time class will be £35. Will academy members please book a place on any sessions they propose to attend. 

Classes can be booked by paying a deposit of £5 for each class. Each deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable. However, if we have to change or cancel a class an alternative date or refund will be offered.
2016 has been almost totally sold out and sadly we have had to turn many people away. The classes are being released earlier than normal because so many people have been asking for the new dates.

Students should provide their own tools,wire, etc. You can bring your own trees to work on or purchase material from the nursery on the day. Students will also need to bring a packed lunch but tea/coffee is available all day. Midweek and Saturday classes run from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. whilst Sunday classes run from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Students car parking.......and unloading is now inside the bonsai nursery and is approached through the brown gates in front of the bungalow directly from Newstead Lane. Students no longer park in the garden centre car park.



Below is a brief description of each class together with the dates on which they will be held right through to the end of December 2015 : -

If you have a tree/trees that require a bit more time and attention or you just want a day dedicated to you and your trees, why not consider a One to One? One to two and one to three or four workshops are available. Half-day sessions can also be booked. Sometimes we have weekend dates available for this service. Private tuition on an hourly basis can also be arranged.

Contact the nursery for further details.

ONE TO ONE....NOW AVAILABLE BY THE HOUR !!!

Wednesday 28 June 2017 | 10am - 4pm Midweek workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.
Saturday 01 July 2017 | 10am - 4pm Satsuki azaleas
Each student can bring any number of Satsuki from their collection for advice and work on styling, wiring, repotting, maintenance or refinement. They can be raw material or established bonsai.
Sunday 02 July 2017 | 9.30 - 3.30pm Open workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.
Saturday 08 July 2017 | 10am - 4pm Open workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.
Wednesday 12 July 2017 | 10am - 4pm Midweek workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.
Saturday 15 July 2017 | 10am - 4pm Pines two
You can bring back your pines so that the progress so far can be assessed and for advice on the correct pruning required. Alternatively, you can purchase on the day a pine from our varied stock.
Sunday 16 July 2017 | 9.30 - 3.30pm Open workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.
Saturday 22 July 2017 | 10am - 4pm Extra Time
If you feel that you and your trees require some special attention then this class could just be what you are looking for. The format is the same as an open workshop but with the extra time class there is a maximum of 4 students.
Sunday 23 July 2017 | 9.30 - 3.30pm Academy Three
For information on how to enter level one of the Academy please see the separate information sheet or contact John. Students already participating can now attend the next level of classes provided that in due course they also attend any earlier sessions they may have missed.
Wednesday 26 July 2017 | 10am - 4pm Midweek workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.
Saturday 29 July 2017 | 10am - 4pm Open workshop
Students provide their own raw material/Bonsai for advice on styling, refinement, repotting or further development. Any topical issues on general principles/refinement will be introduced at our discretion and discussed. These classes really are for everyone and generate a great atmosphere. Learn not just from your own material but also from your fellow students. Lots of different trees at varying levels give you an insight into your own bonsai future and help you determine where you want to go with this fascinating hobby.
Sunday 30 July 2017 | 9.30 - 3.30pm Pines two
You can bring back your pines so that the progress so far can be assessed and for advice on the correct pruning required. Alternatively, you can purchase on the day a pine from our varied stock.


"JOHN HANBY BONSAI.....looking after you and your trees for over 20 years....."

The John Hanby Bonsai School at Newstead Bonsai Centre
Newstead Lane
Havercroft
WAKEFIELD
West Yorkshire WF4 2HW

To contact John Tel. 01977 610040 or E-mail john@johnhanbybonsai.co.uk