MBS Schedule for 2016

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What When Details Where
Special Meeting 02/13/2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Guest Artist – Tom Longfellow
Tom Longfellow will discuss the unique area of Fairy Tale Bonsai. Tom has been working with Walter Pall and Jim Doyle on this interesting art form.
Everyone is welcome

Boerner
Class 02/27/2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Novice Class Session 1
If you are in the early stages of learning about the bonsai hobby, these classes will help expand your knowledge of understanding of bonsai styles, practices and techniques and set the foundation on which your future bonsai experiences and lessons will build.
Registered class participants only. See the Novice Class Flyer for details and registration

Boerner
General Meeting 03/01/2016 6:30 PM

Taking bonsai out of storage
Need help understanding how the season affects your trees?
Everyone is welcome

Boerner
Class 03/05/2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Novice Class Session 2
Registered class participants only. See the Novice Class Flyer for details and registration

Boerner
Workshop 03/12/2016 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Artist Workshop – Sean Smith
Two workshops: morning - diaza carving - stone and wood provided afternoon - cascade stand carving - stand is about 6 inches wood provided. Register to be a participant by printing the Sean Smith Registration Form and sending it soon.
Silent Observer Fees apply.

Grace Church
Special Meeting 03/13/2016 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Guest Artist – Sean Smith
Sean took his 20 year passion for Bonsai and Suiseki along with his extensive background in carpentry and put all them together to start his own business in 1994. He currently creates Bonsai display tables, and carves Diaza for renowned Bonsai and Suiseki enthusiasts all over the world. As a result of this work many awards have been bestowed upon him for his craftsmanship as well as his strict adherence to these ancient Japanese art forms
Everyone is welcome

Boerner
Class 03/19/2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Novice Class Session 3
Registered class participants only. See the Novice Class Flyer for details and registration

Boerner
Class 03/19/2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Intermediate Class Repotting 1
This class is recommended for those members who find that they are committed to furthering their understanding and enjoyment of the art of Bonsai. It is designed to deepen the principles that you have learned in the Novice Class by incorporating teaching methods such as lecture, discussion, demonstration, review, repetition, critique, and hands on work with your own trees. Registered class participants only. See the Intermediate Class Flyer for details of each class, schedule, cost and registration.

TBD
Class 03/19/2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Bonsai Basics Session 1
No matter what experience level you are in the wonderful world of bonsai, there’s always room to work on your basic skills. So, MBS is introducing Bonsai Basics Class. Registered class participants only. See the Bonsai Basics Class Flyer for details of each class, schedule, cost and registration.

Boerner
Class 04/01/2016 AM – PM

Advance Class Year 3 Class 1 with Peter Tea
Registered class participants only.

TBD
General Meeting 04/05/2016 6:30 PM

Guest Artist – Peter Tea
Peter has been to our annual exhibit in the past and has been in Japan serving as an apprentice to sharpen his skills. Peter’s skills were so good that the bonsai master released him early indicating he could teach him no more. Those who have met Peter in the past know he is an accomplished bonsai artist and can provide an entertaining and informative demonstration.

Boerner
Class 04/09/2016 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Novice Class Session 3
Registered class participants only. See the Novice Class Flyer for details and registration

Boerner
Class 04/09/2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Bonsai Basics Session 2
Registered class participants only. See the Bonsai Basics Class Flyer for details of each class, schedule, cost and registration.

Boerner
Class 04/16/2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Intermediate Class Repotting 2
Registered class participants only.See the Intermediate Class Flyer for details of each class, schedule, cost and registration.

TBD
Workshop 04/17/2016 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Open Workshop – Repotting
Bring a tree to work on and enjoy the company of friends. See the April Newsletter for more information.
Everyone is welcome

Boerner
Workshop 04/30/2016 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Artist Workshop – Mark Fields
See the April newsletter. Silent Observer Fees apply.

Boerner
Workshop 05/01/2016 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Artist Workshop – Mark Fields
See the April newsletter. Silent Observer Fees apply.

Boerner
General Meeting 05/03/2016 6:30 PM

Guest Artist – Mark Fields
Shorter needles Through Fertilization. The world-class bonsai master, Mark Fields, has a beautiful bonsai collection, nursery, and school (Bonsai by Fields, LLC). He is a well-known bonsai master and he is returning to Milwaukee. Craig Coussins of the UK says this about Mark: "His beautiful nursery contains many fine specimens and a great deal of excellent material to create and develop your own bonsai under Mark’s expert tutelage." Don't miss this opportunity?
Everyone is welcome.

Boerner
Class 05/21/2016 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Novice Class Session 5
Registered class participants only. See the Novice Class Flyer for details and registration

Boerner
Class 05/21/2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bonsai Basics Session 3
Registered class participants only. See the Bonsai Basics Class Flyer for details of each class, schedule, cost and registration.

Boerner
Workshop 06/03/2016 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Artist Workshop – Marc Noelander
Sponsored by the Excellence In Bonsai program. Watch the website and see the May newsletter. Silent Observer Fees apply.

Boerner
Workshop 06/04/2016 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Artist Workshop – Marc Noelander
Sponsored by the Excellence In Bonsai program. Watch the website and see the May newsletter. Silent Observer Fees apply.

Boerner
Class 06/04/2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Bonsai Basics Session 4
Registered class participants only. See the Bonsai Basics Class Flyer for details of each class, schedule, cost and registration.

Boerner
Special Meeting 06/05/2016 TBD

Excellence in Bonsai with Guest Artist – Marc Noelander
Marc Noelanders is a professional Bonsai artist from Belgium. Marc was the first non-Japanese students to study bonsai in Japan back in the 1970's under Master Kimura. Since then Marc has been refining his skills and traveling the world giving demos and teaching his unique methods. Marc also is responsible for the world renowned Noelanders Trophy which takes place in Belgium early each year. The Noelanders Trophy is perhaps the best and most well known bonsai show in Europe. Some of the top bonsai from around the world are shown at the Noelanders Trophy.
Everyone is welcome.

Boerner
Class 06/10/2016 AM – PM

Advance Class Year 3 Class 2 with Peter Tea
Registered class participants only.

TBD
Class 06/18/2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Intermediate Class Summer 1
Registered class participants only.See the Intermediate Class Flyer for details of each class, schedule, cost and registration.

Boerner
Workshop 06/25/2016 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Children’s Workshop
Watch the newsletter and website for details

Lynden
General Meeting 07/05/2016 6:30 PM

Maples
In Japanese, Acer Palmatum maples are known as momiji. Momiji can be translated two ways, one as "baby’s hands", acting as a simile "A little baby extends its hands which are like the leaves of momiji." (J.D. Vertrees- Japanese Maples.) It is also linguistically related to an ancient verb, momizu which means "becomes crimson leafed". Want to know more?
Everyone is welcome.

Boerner
Exhibit 07/09/2016

The Secret Gardens of Wauwatosa and Bonsai Exhibit
See the July newsletter for information

Kneeland-Walker house
Class 07/23/2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Intermediate Class Summer 2
Registered class participants only.See the Intermediate Class Flyer for details of each class, schedule, cost and registration.

Boerner
Workshop

07/23/2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open Workshop – Tropical Repotting
Bring a tropical tree to repot and enjoy the company of friends. See the July Newsletter for more information
Everyone is welcome.

Boerner
General Meeting 08/02/2016 6:30 PM

Guest Artist – Jerry Meislik
See the July and August newsletter for information
Everyone is welcome.

Boerner
Exhibit 08/04/2016 10 Days

State Fair
Three big shows in the horticulture building.
Check out the State Fair Flyer and for more details see the MBS newsletter for current information

State Fair
General Meeting 09/06/2016 6:30 PM

Guest Speaker – Leo Schordje
Updates on current fertilizing trends
Everyone is welcome.

Boerner
Workshop 09/10/2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Milwaukee Bonsai Society – Beginner Workshop Get your feet wet (and hands dirty) by attending our Next Beginner Workshop. Members of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society will be on hand to help with the creation of your first Bonsai ‘masterpiece’!

Boerner
Exhibit 09/16/2016 3 Days

MBS 46th Annual Exhibit with Peter Tea
Peter Tea is coming back to the Milwaukee Bonsai Society As an apprentice at Mr. Junichiro Tanaka’s Aichi-en Bonsai Nursery located in Nagoya, Japan in 2011 and with Mr. Tanaka’s blessing, he returned to the United States to Milwaukee to headline our 42nd Annual Milwaukee Bonsai Society Exhibit. Now in 2016, with his apprenticeship completed, his three years as our advance class instructor completing, Peter returns to headline the 46thAnnual Exhibit. See the Annual Exhibit Flyer for details and times for this 3 day exhibit. And for current on-going information on the event see Annual Exhibit
Everyone is welcome.

Boerner
Workshops 09/17/2016 2 Days

MBS 46th Annual Exhibit- Artist Workshop – Peter Tea
For current on-going information on the event see Annual Exhibit

Boerner
Class 10/01/2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Intermediate Class Fall 1
Registered class participants only. See the Intermediate Class Flyer for details of each class, schedule, cost and registration.

Boerner
General Meeting 10/04/2016 6:30 PM

Advanced Class Reflections
Find out what the upcoming graduating class has to share about their experiences.
Everyone is welcome.

Boerner
Workshop 10/16/2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open Workshop – Fall Clean-up
Bring a tree to work on and enjoy the company of friends. See the October Newsletter for more information
Everyone is welcome.

Boerner
General Meeting 11/01/2016 6:30 PM

MBS Swap
trees, pots, new projects. See the November Newsletter for more information
Everyone is welcome.

Boerner
Class 11/04/2016 AM – PM

Advance Class Year 3 Class 3 with Peter Tea
Graduation - Registered class participants only.

TBD
Exhibit 11/18/2016 3 days

Folk Fair
An exhibit of trees from our membership from students to advance members. See the Folk Fair Flyer for details and times for this 3 day exhibit.

Boerner

 

Our meetings are held at:

Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Drive
Hales Corners, Wisconsin

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