MBS Schedule for 2015

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Exhibit 02/08/2015 9:00 AM

Winter Silhouette Exhibit at the Domes
For more details check out the Silhouette Flyer

Domes
Workshop 02/15/2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Open Workshop – Kick off meeting
We will introduce the 2015 theme. Bring a tree to work on and enjoy the company of friends. See the February Newsletter for more information. Everyone is welcome

Boerner
Class 02/21/2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Novice Class 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
Workshop 03/01/2015 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Artist Workshop – Andy Smith
Register to be a participant. Silent Observer Fees apply.

Boerner
Workshop 03/02/2015 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Artist Workshop – Andy Smith
Register to be a participant. Silent Observer Fees apply.

Boerner
General Meeting 03/03/2015 6:30 PM

Guest Artist – Andy Smith
Andy Smith is a contract forester in South Dakota's Black Hills. He became fascinated in bonsai in about 1994 while collecting core specimens from very ancient pines to use in past climate studies. Andy has been a vendor in every convention that Milwaukee has hosted including his first convention in 1995. Andy transplants 300-400 trees per year for bonsai and has supplied demo and workshop trees for many of the world's best bonsai artists. We are very pleased to have him demonstrate on one of his collected trees.

Boerner
Class 03/07/2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

Boerner
Class 03/21/2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

Boerner
Class 03/28/2015 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Advance Class Year 2 Class 1 with Peter Tea
These classes are for MBS members who are serious about bonsai and have made a 3 year commitment to study with Peter in a group. Registered class participants only.

Boerner
General Meeting 04/07/2015 6:30 PM

Tool Sharpening and Group Slash
Hands on sharpening and a group slash

Boerner
Class 04/11/2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Novice Class 4
Registered class participants only. See the Novice Class Flyer for details and registration

Boerner
Workshop 04/12/2015 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
Class 05/03/2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Intermediate Class 1
Now that you are making progress on your bonsai journey think about continuing your education with Intermediate Classes. You will be building on your understanding of bonsai styles, practices and techniques. Gain skills in design concepts and build friendships with classmates. Registered class participants only. See the Intermediate Class Flyer for details and registration

Boerner
General Meeting 05/05/2014 6:30 PM

Excellence in Bonsai with Guest Artist – Mauro Stemberger
Frequently Featured in Bonsai Focus, world famous Italian bonsai artist.

Boerner
Event 05/08/2015 9:00 AM

National Public Gardens Day
Hang out in the park

Boerner Garden
Exhibit 05/30/2015 2 Days

Spring Show at Lynden Sculpture Garden
For more details check out the Silhouette Display Flyer

Lynden
Class 05/30/2015 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Advance Class Year 2 Class 2 with Peter Tea
These classes are for MBS members who are serious about bonsai and have make a 3 year commitment to study with Peter in a group. Registered class participants only.

Boerner
General Meeting 06/02/2015 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
Event 06/20/2015

Children’s Workshop at Boerner
Registered participants only. For more details check out the Children’s Workshop Flyer

Boerner
Class 06/21/2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

Boerner
Event 06/27/2015

Children’s Workshop at Lynden Sculpture Garden
Registered participants only. For more details check out the Children’s Workshop Flyer

Lynden
General Meeting 07/07/2015 6:30 PM

Guest Artist – Martha Meehan
Learn the ins and outs of from bonsai artist and grower Martha Meehan, co-founder of Meehan’s Miniatures. Observe and ask questions as she works on a popular tropical tree

Boerner
Exhibit 07/11/2015

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

Kneeland-Walker house
Class 07/18/2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

Boerner
Workshop

07/25/2015 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
Event 07/26/2015

Children’s Workshop at Lynden Sculpture Garden
Registered participants only. For more details check out the Children’s Workshop Flyer

Lynden
General Meeting 08/04/2015 6:30 PM

How to set up a display
See how you can set up a single, three point or shohin display.

Boerner
Exhibit 08/06/2015

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 09/01/2015 6:30 PM

Guest Speaker – Tony Ankosiscz
Stones have been admired and collected throughout history, cultures around the globe have developed unique names, disciplines and guidelines for their particular art form The Japanese art is called "Suiseki", in China "Scholar's Rocks", in Korea it is "Suseok" or "Gongshi". Among many other terms used, some might include: viewing stones, artistic stones, object stones. Here is a chance to learn many more.

Boerner
Workshop 09/12/2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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

Boerner
Exhibit 09/18/2015

MBS 45th Annual Exhibit with Ted Matson
An exhibit of the best trees of our members... along with trees in training. See the Exhibit Flyer for details and times for this 3 day exhibit. And for current on-going information on the event see Annual Exhibit

Boerner
Workshops 09/19/2015

MBS 45th Annual Exhibit- Artist Workshop – Ted Matson
CLUB SENSEI RETURNING TO MILWAUKEE Ted Matson has been our clubs sensei (Japanese title used to refer to or address for master instructor) for the past 12 years. In 2012, Ted was honored and recognized for his great service to Golden State Bonsai Federation that also recognized his great service to the art of bonsai; someone who had extended their influence beyond the efforts of GSBF to promote the art of bonsai and encourage cooperation and unity of effort to achieve excellence within the entire bonsai community. To impress the significance of this award, we should note only one other person has ever been bestowed this award and that was John Naka., Ted will be the judge, demonstrator and main event at our annual exhibit. There is plenty of room for observers. The fee for observers is only $5. A real bargain for watching a master at work. See the Registration Form for details and registration

Boerner
Class 10/03/2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Intermediate Class 4
Registered class participants only. See the Intermediate Class Flyer for details and registration

Boerner
General Meeting 10/06/2015 6:30 PM

Prepare for Winter
Let’s discuss how to button up our trees for upcoming season.

Boerner
Workshop 10/17/2015 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
Class 10/24/2015 8:00 AM

Advance Class Year 2 Class 3 with Peter Tea
These classes are for MBS members who are serious about bonsai and have made a 3 year commitment to study with Peter in a group. Registered class participants only.

Boerner
General Meeting 11/03/2015 6:30 PM

Deadwood on Bonsai (Jin and Shari).
Creating deadwood on Bonsai, in the form of Jin or Shari, can enhance the tree's character significantly. A "Jin" is a bare-stripped part of branch and a "Shari" is a barkless part of trunk. In nature, deadwood is created when a tree is hit by lightning, exposed to sustained periods of drought or when branches snap due to ice stress, wind or weight of snow. The wood dies off and is bleached by intense sunlight. This technique is almost exclusively used on evergreen trees, as creating Jin or Shari on deciduous trees often looks unrealistic (deadwood on a deciduous tree often rots away over time). Join us and learn more.

Boerner
Exhibit 11/20/2015 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

 

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