Trident Maple Workshop with Laurent Darrieux (September 23, 2023)
A hands-on educational workshop focused on the art of styling, and caring for Trident Maples bonsai.
Laurent will provide guidance and support as students work on their trees, covering topics such as wiring, pruning and styling, and creative design elements.
Each student will receive personalized feedback and advice from the instructor.
About the Instructor
Famed Bonsai expert, Laurent Darrieux, will journey from his residence in France to conduct an extensive workshop on trident maples here at NEBG as part of the Fall Celebration 2023.
As the pioneer of the Kozumic approach, Laurent's artistic vision greatly differs from conventional Bonsai methods. Instead, he seeks to craft trees and shapes rooted in profound imagination.
Here's what you can expect from Laurent's workshop:
- Introduction to Trident Maples: Participants will learn about the characteristics and cultural requirements of the trident maple, including light, water, and soil needs.
- Repotting and pruning techniques: Participants will learn how to properly repot trident bonsai trees and how to prune them to maintain their shape and size.
- Wiring techniques: Participants will learn how to use wire to shape and style Trident Maples.
- Styling and design: Participants will learn how to design and create aesthetically pleasing Trident Maples.
- Care and maintenance: Participants will learn how to care for trident maple bonsai trees, including how to fertilize, water, and protect them from pests and disease.
Most workshops are hands-on, allowing participants to work on their own bonsai trees and receive guidance from an experienced instructor. These workshops can be a great way for bonsai enthusiasts to learn new skills, meet other bonsai enthusiasts, and improve their bonsai trees.
We have selected AWESOME plant material (Included with your fee) and will guide the transplanting and styling of your Bonsai.
Participation Level: Intermediate
Attendee Cost: $175 per student and includes the Trident Maple
Duration: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Please arrive a few minutes early.
Included with Workshop:
- Experienced instructor (Laurent Darrieux)
- Trident Maple
- Bonsai tools, soil, and aluminum wire to support the class
What’s NOT included:
- Bonsai Pot: Participants have color and shape preferences. It’s not included but we have thousands of pots to choose from.
Attendee Per Class: 6
Location: 914 S. Main Street, Bellingham, MA 02019
Unless otherwise specified, all students should meet in the greenhouse labeled “Workshop”. It’s right behind our retail store – you won’t miss it.