Art of Bonsai Design

with Julian Velasco


Bonsai is the ancient Japanese art form of cultivating miniature trees in containers. It is a practice which helps connect us to nature. The process of working with the tree strengthens our spirit. This is why a bonsai tree can become a figurative mirror image of the grower. With an open heart and mind students can start their own journey of personal growth through the art of bonsai.

Learn the artistic, philosophical, horticultural, and technical process of designing, planting, and maintaining your very own bonsai.

Students take home a Bonsai tree, Bonsai container and soil. Scissors and tools are available for students to borrow during the class. 

Date: Sunday, April 29

Time: 12:30-2:30PM

Ticket Price: $125

About Julian Velasco:

Julian Velasco is a bonsai professional and former curator of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum's world famous collection of over 300+ bonsai. Julian has designed, developed and maintained some of the most important examples of bonsai in the United States. Along with solo bonsai art shows, Julian's work has been commissioned by museums, filmmakers, designers, architects, and private bonsai collectors.

*Admission to UNDERSTORY is free with the purchase of a workshop ticket.