Posts Tagged: workshop

John Armitage workshop 2018

A fun day was had by all at the workshop with John Armitage. We all bought in lots of trees to work on and get help and advice from John on styling, development, pruning and much more. Below are a few images from the day. Well worth attending the full day workshops as you can… Read more »

Chris Thomas workshop

This Saturday we were fortunate to have a whole day with Chris Thomas at a workshop at Swindon. It was well attended by club members who brought in a whole range of their bonsai trees for help and advice from Chris.

Mark Kerry

It is with great pleasure that I can introduce Mark Kerry to Swindon Bonsai Club. He has been a member of the club now for over a year but had extensive bonsai experience, before joining Swindon. He will be displaying some of his favourite trees that he has worked on at Swindon on the 26th… Read more »

Club Workshop with John Armitage

Today, Sat 4th June 2016 we had an all day workshop with John Armitage. I managed to take a few photographs before getting back to work on the trees. Thanks to all those who brought biscuits and cake to keep us going we needed plenty of brain food. BIG thanks goes to John for another… Read more »

Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai workshop

This weekend was the Saturday workshop with Lee Verhorevoort from Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai and this was an ideal opportunity for all club members to get professional advice from Lee and get pruning and style tips and guidance on your own bonsai trees. Lee spent the entire day working around the room on everyone’s bonsai trees. He spent time… Read more »

Sat Workshop with John Trott

Following John’s ‘Gold’ medal successes at various shows, we were lucky to have him at the club for a day workshop on Sat 20th June 2015. Here are a few photos from the day. Many needed a good prune, shame I forgot to get some photos when they had been finished, but then we were… Read more »

Autumn workshop

This month we held an autumn workshop to discuss the interesting transitional period between active and dormant. This year has produced mixed results for autumn foliage in the UK, largely down to climatic influences more than anything. I believe the Americans call looking at autumnal colour ‘leaf peeping’ which I think is a nice sentiment…. Read more »

Workshop alla John Armitage

The club always gets a lot out of a workshop with John Armitage, this time was no exception – his advice is always timely, structured and well considered. Held all day at our usual meeting place there was a good mix of starter stock being worked on as well as the more refined stuff. John’s… Read more »

Wiring workshop

Wiring was the theme for this months workshop for our members. Some like it, some loath it. The process can be fiddly and time consuming but learning to do it well can help bring a better structure and a precisely defined look to your trees.