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Welcome to our new schedule of classes for Autumn 2018. 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.  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 : -


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 !!!

Saturday 24 November 2018 | 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 25 November 2018 | 9.30am-3.30pm Academy Four
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 28 November 2018 | 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 December 2018 | 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 08 December 2018 | 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 09 December 2018 | 9.30am-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 12 December 2018 | 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 December 2018 | 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 16 December 2018 | 9.30am-3.30pm 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 23 December 2018 | 9.30am-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 13 January 2019 | 9.30am-3.30pm 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.
Sunday 20 January 2019 | 9.30am-3.30pm 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.


"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 618054 or E-mail john@johnhanbybonsai.co.uk