Bonsai Basics Class

Registration for this event is sold out. 

Have you ever wanted to try bonsai? Here’s your chance! Come prepared to get your hands dirty as you learn about the art of bonsai. After an in-depth presentation about the art of bonsai, you will have the opportunity to create your own juniper bonsai to take home, along with the knowledge of how to care for it – a great keepsake of the day that, with your loving kindness, you will have for years to come! This class is designed for novices of all ages looking to create their first bonsai and have a fun afternoon among the trees of Pacific Bonsai Museum. All bonsai materials are included. We encourage participants to bring a sketchbook and pencil to take notes during the lecture. Participants under the age of 16 are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

$95 members
$120 non-members
Tip! For advance registration (Members get priority registration!) and to save $25 on event registration fees, consider becoming a Museum Member! PBM Members also receive access to virtual Curator Q&As, repotting sessions, store discounts and more. Join Now!

Cancellation Policy:
Class cancellations made at least two weeks prior (14 days) to the start date of the class will be fully refunded. Class cancellations made between two weeks prior (14 days) and one week prior (7 days) to the start date of the class will be refunded half the amount. Class cancellations made less than one week (7 days) prior to the start date of the class will not be eligible for a refund. No-shows will not be refunded. All requests for refunds must be sent by email to

About the Instructor:
Tony Fajarillo is a passionate bonsai artist and plant lover. He was drawn to trees for their natural beauty and peaceful-producing aesthetic qualities but is also purpose-driven on a mission to connect people and communities through bonsai. Tony is the past President of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association (PSBA) and owner of his own construction and landscaping company, Redwood Builders LLC. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Tony enjoys studying martial arts, digging deeper into Japanese garden design, drawing, and spending time with his wife of 29 yrs and their two daughters. In his free moments, he writes a bonsai blog at and hopes to publish a book in the near future.

Grant Rauzi potted his first bonsai 40 years ago. He was drawn to the beauty and mystery of bonsai but over the years has learned that bonsai—an art based on precision, discipline, focus, awareness, commitment, and continual learning—is the perfect platform for education and self-discovery. He is also a Past-President of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association (PSBA), and is currently Board Chair of the Pacific Bonsai Museum. Grant is a retired senior management consultant and takes pleasure in teaching, teamwork and fellowship. His community service has included leadership roles with YMCA Youth Programs, Kiwanis/Key Club, patriotic, educational, veterans and R.O.T.C. recognition awards. When he is not training bonsai, Grant enjoys spending time with his family including Kathy, his wife of 43 years, son and daughter (subject of a Seattle Times article on their father/daughter relationship with bonsai) and his new granddaughter.

Thank you to our in-kind sponsor:

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Sep 07 2024


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm