Kusamono are potted arrangements of perennial flowers and wild grasses in unique pots to be displayed by themselves or with bonsai. All plant material, soil, and one ceramic bonsai container will be provided. Participants can also bring their own extra pots, or purchase one of the specially commissioned Roy Minarai pots direct from the instructor. Examples of established kusamono will be on hand to provide guidance as they will show the importance of balance and seasonal cues.
Owen Reich is the PSBS 2017 guest bonsai master. Owen apprenticed for two years at Kouka-en in Japan under Keiichi Fujikawa. Upon his return to the USA he turned his focus to writing and teaching the art of bonsai. His self-described teaching style is "laid back and practical" and his philosophy is "the most important thing when working with bonsai is that this activity should be fun."
Instructor: Owen Reich
Notes: Limit 10
Supplies: Price includes materials. Students are asked to bring in what tools they have on hand. Extra tools will be provided by Prairie State. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a Roy Minarai pot handmade for this class at an additional cost of $90 (not required to attend)
(SOLD OUT) Sunday, August 6, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
This class is SOLD OUT. Please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 to be wait listed, or please check out more Bonsai classes here.