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Dig-in (6):  Feb. 3rd
Chop-in (2): Feb. 4th 
Chop-in (3): Feb. 10th

Longtime ABAS member Roger Steel has developed a two-tiered educational strategy.
Open to 8 Students • $20 per person per session

Dig-in (6) held on February 3, 2024
Those new to bonsai are encouraged to start by attending a "Dig-in." Learn some basic bonsai skills and how to select pre-bonsai material with potential at the Dig-in. The class lasts a good part of the day. Dig-in participants will visit a garden center where they will focus on material evaluation, with the option to purchase their own nursery stock. During the afternoon workshop, students will be introduced to tools and techniques during a styling workshop on the morning’s finds. 

Your choice of two dates:
Chop-in (2) held on February 4, 2024

Chop-in (3) held on February 10, 2024
Attendance at a Dig-in is a prerequisite for attending a "Chop-in." 
The Chop-in will cover more advanced work with your tools and plant material acquired since the Dig-in session.  Roger will be using a chopstick as a pointer to help students develop an eye, follow a trunk line, and to point out where the student will make their own cuts. 

Note: These sessions will prepare you for participating in our member-only workshops. 

The October Chop-in will be available first for those taking the September Dig-In class.  
If there is space in the Chop-in, those spaces will be offered to previous Dig-In Students.  Each session, Dig-in or Chop-in, has a $20 cost. 
These classes are open to ABAS members, including past participants, so sign up now!

Fill out the form below or Email Roger Steel to sign up to request more information.

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