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Welcome to our new schedule of classes for autumn 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.
Our classes now tend to be almost totally sold out and sadly we have had to turn many people away. 

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 2017 : -

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 !!!

Sunday 20 August 2017 | 9.30 to 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.
Wednesday 23 August 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.
Sunday 27 August 2017 | 9.30 to 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.
Sunday 03 September 2017 | 9.30 to 3.30pm Academy Eight
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 06 September 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 09 September 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 10 September 2017 | 9.30 to 3.30pm Junipers Two
You can bring back your junipers so that the progress so far can be assessed and for advice on the correct pinching/pruning required. Alternatively, you can purchase on the day a juniper from our varied stock. You can start up a new juniper project on this class or bring in trees from your collection for advice on design and styling.
Saturday 16 September 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 20 September 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.
Sunday 01 October 2017 | 9.30 to 3.30 pm 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 04 October 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 07 October 2017 | 10am - 4pm Junipers Two
You can bring back your junipers so that the progress so far can be assessed and for advice on the correct pinching/pruning required. Alternatively, you can purchase on the day a juniper from our varied stock. You can start up a new juniper project on this class or bring in trees from your collection for advice on design and styling.
Sunday 08 October 2017 | 9.30 to 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 14 October 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 15 October 2017 | 9.30 to 3.30pm Academy Two
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 18 October 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 21 October 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.
Saturday 28 October 2017 | 10am - 4pm Deadwood and Carving
Students can bring any number of trees from their collection for advice on the design/creation/refinement of deadwood. The trees can be deciduous or conifers. Students are advised to bring their own power tools, together with safety goggles and masks. In a quieter room students can enjoy creating deadwood using hand tools. Practical advice will be given in the use of both methods.
Sunday 29 October 2017 | 9.30 to 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.
Wednesday 01 November 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 04 November 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.
Saturday 11 November 2017 | 10am - 4pm Pines Three
An excellent time for wiring/styling your pines but do they need pruning or thinning out before you start the wiring? Another chance to balance this years growth. Alternatively, you can purchase a pine on the day and start up a new tree.
Sunday 12 November 2017 | 9.30 to 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 15 November 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 18 November 2017 | 10am - 4pm Maples Three
You can bring any of your maples so that the progress for this season can be assessed and for advice on the correct autumn pruning required. Alternatively, you can purchase on the day a maple from our varied stock and start up a new project.
Sunday 19 November 2017 | 9.30 to 3.30 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 25 November 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 26 November 2017 | 9.30 to 3.30 pm Beginners one
PART ONE - Topics include a brief history, compost, young material, repotting, and a styling demo. This is a practical course to build confidence and provide inspiration.
Wednesday 29 November 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 02 December 2017 | 10am - 4pm Larch Two
You can bring back your larch so that the progress so far can be assessed and for advice on pruning,wiring or repotting. Alternatively, you can purchase on the day a larch from our varied stock. You can start up a new larch project on this class or bring in trees from your collection for advice on design and styling.
Sunday 03 December 2017 | 9.30 to 3.30 pm Beginners two
PART TWO - Almost a full day devoted to styling your own bonsai from raw material followed by the practicalities of watering, feeding, position, pests and diseases.
Saturday 09 December 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 10 December 2017 | 9.30 to 3.30pm Academy Ten
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 13 December 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 16 December 2017 | 10am - 4pm Christmas Special
A firm favourite with students looking to to get treated by their loved ones or simply to indulge themselves. Always popular and always sold out. The material has still to be selected and we will notify you in due course.
Sunday 17 December 2017 | 9.30 to 3.30 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.


"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