Workshop Schedule for the 37th Annual Mid-America Show

All Workshops (except the Children's Workshop & Exhibit Critique) have a $50 Workshop Fee in addition to the Materials Fee listed below with the workshop.

Bring Your Own Tree Workshops with the Guest Master have no material fee.

The total cost for the Children's Workshop is $10. There are no additional fees


Friday, August 15
Saturday, August 16
Sunday, August 17
Maps of workshop locations


1) Friday, August 15, 1-4 pm: Frank Mihalic, Wildwood Gardens
Respected national bonsai artist Frank Mihalic will work with you on a 5 tree Shimpaku (Chinese Juniper) rock planting
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Limit: 10 Participants
Materials Fee: $40
Availability: Registration Open
Location: Plant Science Lab, Regenstein Center (map)


2) Friday, August 15, 1-4 pm: Andy Smith, Golden Arrow Bonsai
Work with Andy Smith on his amazing collected Ponderosa Pines (Spring 2013). Some of the trees are large.
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Limit: 10 Participants
Materials Fee: $65-$400 (average $125)
Availability: Registration Open
Location: Design Studio, Regenstein Center (map)


3) Friday, August 15, 5-6:30 pm: Rodney Clemons, Exhibit Critique
This is your chance to have a guided tour of the exhibition trees with commentary from the guest judge. This will be a private tour after the exhibit closes to the public.
Limit: 20 Participants
Special Price: $20 (total - no additional workshop fee applies)
Availability: Registration Open
Location: Regenstein Center (map)
4) Saturday, August 16, 9-Noon: BC Bonsai
Work with the founders of BC Bonsai on a selection of Crabapples with 2" trunks, grown from seed.
Skill Level: All
Limit: 8 Participants
Materials Fee: $40
Availability: Registration Open
Location: Plant Science Lab, Regenstein Center (map)


5) Saturday, August 16, 9-Noon: Rodney Clemons – Bring Your Own Tree
Bring your own tree and get individual help with it from our Guest Master.
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Limit: 10 Participants
Materials Fee: None
Availability: Registration Open
Location: Annex #1 (map)


6) Saturday, August 16, 1-4 pm: Martha Meehan, Meehan’s Miniatures
Work with grower and artist Martha Meehan in a BILINGUAL (English and Spanish) workshop with Bougainvillea or Chinese Elm. Fee includes Pot and soil.
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Limit: 15 Participants
Materials Fee: $35
Availability: Registration Open
Location: Annex #2 (map)


7) Saturday, August 16, 1-4 pm: Cass Bonsai Gardens
Work with the Cass brothers on Pinus thunbergii "Kotobuki" dwarf pines. They always have fine stock to work on.
Skill Level: All
Limit: 10 Participants
Materials Fee: $125
Availability: Registration Open
Location: Annex #1 (map)


8) Saturday, August 16, 1-4 pm: Frank Mihalic, Wildwood Gardens
Frank will work with you on 15" to 18' Shimpaku (Chinese Junipers)
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Limit: 10 Participants
Materials Fee: $35
Availability: Registration Open
Location: Plant Science Lab, Regenstein Center (map)
9) Sunday, August 17, 9-Noon: Rodney Clemons – Bring Your Own Tree
Bring our own tree and get individual help with it from our Guest Master.
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Limit: 10 Participants
Materials Fee: None
Availability: Registration Open
Location: Design Studio, Regenstein Center (map)


10) Sunday, August 17, 9-Noon: Dave Lowman, DaSu Bonsai Studio
Dave will work with you on Boxwood, urban yamadori, ready for advanced styling. The trees were hand picked from a large re-landscape/removal project and are the best from a great many trees.
Skill Level: All
Limit: 10 Participants
Materials Fee: $39
Availability: Registration Open
Location: Plant Science Lab, Regenstein Center (map)


11) Sunday, August 17, 1-4 pm: Cass Bonsai Gardens
Work with the Cass brothers on Hackberry, Celtis occidentalis, grown from seed.
Skill Level: All
Limit: 15 Participants
Materials Fee: $35
Availability: Registration Open
Location: Plant Science Lab, Regenstein Center (map)


12) Sunday, August 17, 1-4 pm: Martha Meehan, Meehan’s Miniatures
Martha will work with you on Shohin Scots Pines from their nursery.
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Limit: 8 Participants
Materials Fee: $35
Availability: Registration Open
Location: Design Studio, Regenstein Center (map)


13) Sunday, August 17, 1-4 pm: Frank Mihalic, Wildwood Gardens
Children’s Workshop – Frank will lead a workshop in which you will create a beautiful bonsai with material chosen to be easy for beginners. Pot, wire and soil are included. Get started now for many years of enjoyment.
Skill Level: Beginner
Total Cost: $10 (there is no workshop fee)
Availability: Registration Open
Location: Annex #1 (map)