Bonsai workshop at Main Street Arts

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – Main Street Arts will host an “Introduction to Bonsai” workshop Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. MSA artistic director David Stern will teach the basics of tropical bonsai creation and maintenance in what he describes as a “fun, hands-on manner.”

The workshop fee includes a pot, plant, soil, plant food, wire, mesh, and other materials needed to bring a new bonsai to life. Participants will learn how to assess the possibilities of a given plant, how to compose the artwork, root prune, prune, wire, and top dress for final finish.

Stern has been making Bonsai for more than 20 years, with dozens of trees under his belt. He has led numerous workshops and continues to study under the tutelage of Michael Levine, a Bonsai Master based in Littleton, Mass.

Preregistration is required by contacting MSA at 802-869-2960 or

Main Street Arts is a nonprofit community arts center whose mission is to be a catalyst for arts and community, fostering creative expression through artistic experience accessible to all.

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