Kusamono / Shitakusa / Kokedama Artist
WORKSHOP @ Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery
Saturday February 22, 2020
9:00am to 11:00am
Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery
1905 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
$135 (DIBK MEMBERS)
* Includes club membership for 2020
DEMONSTRATION @ Bonsai-A-Thon
Sunday February 23, 2020
11:00am – 1:00pm
The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108
Enjoy this unique opportunity to attend a workshop and demonstration with acclaimed Kusamono artist, Young Choe. In her first ever Southern California workshop, Young will show you how to create a Kusamono, as well as a Kokedama accent planting utilizing various plants, grasses and mosses.
All materials will be provided, including two 6″ custom accent pots made by renowned Southern California artist, Jim Barrett. If you prefer, you can bring your own pot to utilize in your final creations and take Jim’s pots home for future use. We will also have additional accent pots for sale at the workshop. Either way, you’ll go home with some incredible accent pieces just in time for the upcoming show season.
Workshop seats are extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis. It is sure to sell out fast so RSVP today to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 909-4598. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, silent observing is not available at the workshop. Payment is required to reserve your seat. No cancellations after February 15, 2020.
Then on Sunday, join Young as she conducts a live demonstration and presentation at the Bonsai-A-Thon show at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens. At the presentation, Ms. Choe will guide you through her philosophies and demonstrate techniques she uses to create and display her fabulous Kusamono plantings. The demonstration is free with your admission to the event.
Young Choe studied traditional art-ink painting and calligraphy in her native Korea before she moved to the United States and obtained her BS in Horticulture from the University of Maryland. She has traveled to Japan to study this unique art form with master Kusamono artist, Keiko Yamane, a former student of Saburo Kato.
Young has worked with native plants at the USDA, NRCS, National Plant Materials Center in Beltsville, Maryland, and is a currently a propagation horticulturist at the US National Arboretum. Ms. Choe has been featured at various conventions, club shows and in national publications, as well as the bonsai Mirai website.
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