Advanced Bonsai Course 1

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Total time:

6 hour

Gain unique access to the latest and most advanced Bonsai techniques!

Course format

The Advanced Bonsai Course 1 is an online tutorial offering unique access to the latest and most advanced Bonsai techniques. Instructor Bjorn Bjorholm guides you through the long-term impact of techniques on a wide variety of tree species. Topics include heavy bending, various grafting techniques, creating deadwood and advanced design principles - for trees in different stages of development.

But this course is not exclusively about advanced techniques. It also takes an unprecedented deep dive look into the philosophy and history of bonsai art, as well as aesthetic considerations that are crucial to improving your Bonsai skills. With almost 6 hours of lectures, this is the most extensive course we've ever created.

For $75.00 you get unlimited access to all the lectures in the curriculum below, without any recurring fees or hidden costs. Make sure to watch a free lecture in the curriculum below!

  • Learn about grafting, heavy bending and creating deadwood
  • Study the aesthetic considerations crucial to improving your skills
  • Apply techniques correctly for trees in different stages of development
Bjorn Bjorholm

Bjorn Bjorholm

Your instructor

Bonsai professional who studied this living art for over six years in Japan.

Course introduction

1 Youtube icon 2:21 Welcome  
2 Youtube icon 14:38 Bonsai defined  
3 Youtube icon 10:21 Bonsai as art  

Aesthetics & Design

4 Youtube icon 2:59 Introduction  
5 Youtube icon 15:02 Environmental Influences  
6 Youtube icon 8:58 Cultural Influences  
7 Youtube icon 37:18 Historical Influences  
8 Youtube icon 18:42 Contemporary Bonsai Design FREE PREVIEW

Techniques - Junipers

9 Youtube icon 8:02 Junipers Intro  
10 Youtube icon 8:53 Scion Grafting  
11 Youtube icon 13:52 Approach Grafting  
12 Youtube icon 43:20 Yamadori Initial Design/Heavy Bending FREE PREVIEW
13 Youtube icon 25:27 Yamadori Initial Design/Bone Structure  

Techniques - Pines

14 Youtube icon 6:41 Pines Intro  
15 Youtube icon 15:27 Scion Grafting  
16 Youtube icon 23:44 Yamadori Initial Design/Heavy Bending  
17 Youtube icon 18:43 Exhibition/Detail Wiring  

Techniques - Broadleaf/Deciduous Opposite leaf patterns

18 Youtube icon 1:13 Maples Intro  
19 Youtube icon 7:50 Thread Grafting Maples  
20 Youtube icon 10:52 Refining developed maples  
21 Youtube icon 15:44 Silhouette Refinement  

Techniques - Broadleaf/Deciduous Alternate leaf patterns

22 Youtube icon 0:51 Intro  
23 Youtube icon 6:01 Scion Grafting Apricots  
24 Youtube icon 10:54 Nebari Development  
25 Youtube icon 8:23 Closing large wounds  

Part one conclusion

26 Youtube icon 1:47 Conclusion  

"Provides a well-rounded, in-depth look at bonsai art and design"

Magazines: Bonsai Focus, ABS, BCI, International, Esprit, Bonsai Focus, BCI and Art

"This course is concise, well executed and damn good value for money."

Yamadori blog

"Highlights were the design elements and Bjorn taking you step by step through his thought process. All the techniques were concisely explained."

Bonsai Eejit blog

"Great explanations as to the thought process behind how Bjorn was going to implement his design, through to prepping and then styling the tree."

Bonsai4me blog

"A very useful tool for bonsai enthusiasts, it's a continuation of an excellent series that is second only to a live teacher."

Crataegus Bonsai blog

Frequently asked questions

What will I get by taking this course?

We guide you through the long-term impact of techniques on a wide variety of tree species. Topics include heavy bending, various grafting techniques, creating deadwood and advanced design principles. We also take an unprecedented deep dive look into the philosophy and history of bonsai art and its aesthetic considerations.

How will I be able to access the learning material?

After enrolling in the course, you will always have unlimited online access to all the lectures and to the learning materials, on any computer, tablet or mobile device you own. English subtitles are available on all lectures. It is a completely self-paced online course. We accept Credit cards and PayPal.

Are there any pre-requirements?

This course continues where the "Bonsai Intermediate Course" ended; we assume you have a solid understanding of Bonsai techniques and are ready for a deep-dive.

Can I purchase the course as gift?

Absolutely! We sell gift vouchers in a beautiful design, ready to print or forward to your friend or relative! Click here to purchase.


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