Sunday, August 10th
Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
We are honored to have Tom Elias presenting the Chinese art of penjing to our club at the August meeting. Among his many accomplishments, Tom’s resume includes President of the National Bonsai Foundation, President of Bonsai Clubs International and Board Member of the National Arboretum.
Penjing literally means "tray plant". Using artificially dwarfed trees and shrubs, these arrangements are created in special trays or pots. Often, rocks, miniature ceramic structures, and figurines are added to give the proper scales as part of the natural
Bonsai and penjing are closely related art forms. Elements of penjing migrated to Japan and eventually became know as bonsai. In the past, penjing took on unusual shapes that were symbolic, and sometimes the styling of early penjing was far from the natural form of the plants used. Over time, bonsai slowly began to adapt a more naturalistic, free flowing style. More recently, some penjing have also come to embrace a style that echoes nature as well.
Bring in any trees you have concerns about as we have knowledgeable members available in the Bonsai Help area to the right of the stage in room 101.
Reminder: Bring items for the benefit drawing and food to share with the other members.
08:30-10:15 Beginning Class (101 & 104)
08:30-10:15 Oak Workshop (101)
09:30-10:15 Library Open (104)
10:30-11:00 Business Meeting (101)
11:00-12:30 Demonstration (101)
12:30 Lunch (101)
12:45 Benefit Drawing (101)