Wikipedia defines a study group as a small group of people who regularly meet to discuss shared fields of study. That is a generalized definition in relation to advanced study groups for Bonsai enthusiasts.
Maryland Bonsai members have the opportunity to participate in specialized instruction small study groups consisting of typically 5- 7 students 4- 6 times a year. Each workshop session is led by a qualified instructor who will conduct training sessions dedicated to helping the members to obtain a greater level of advanced specialized and concentrated instruction than general workshops can normally address. The groups are limited in size to ensure the instructor can spend considerable one-on-one time with every participant and their instruction level increases at each session. Fees for study groups will vary by the instructor, number of sessions, and number of participants in the study group. These groups provide a level of training for those who want to advance to their next skill level. Some of our instructors include Danny Coffey, Owen Reich, Bob Mahler, Martha Meehan, Tyler Sherrod, and other qualified instructors.
Study Group Schedule
Note: All sessions are currently filled. Occasionally someone is unable to attend a session. If you would be interested in participating, please add your name by contacting the workshop coordinator Betty Lou Lages (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be placed on the waiting list or to claim an open spot.
Sunday, Mar, 24, 2019- Bob Mahler Study Group for registered participants will be at:
Time- 9:00 am- 4:00 pm. This was a great workshop and participants were extremely complimentary and are looking forward to the next session.
Sunday, April 28, 2019- Bob Mahler Study Group for registered participants will be at:
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019- Bob Mahler Study Group for registered participants will be at:
Valley View Farms, located at 11035 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030.
Time- 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Sunday and Monday, May 12- 13, 2019- Maryland Bonsai Association Members will sponsor two (2) one day workshops at the U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue N.E., in Washington, DC. Renowned international instructor Mauro Stemberger worked closely with members in design, wiring, and styling their trees last year and those participants are very excited about his return. For those that were unable or could not attend, make this a priority workshop.
Time to be determined.