Sip N’ Clip

Registration for this time is Sold Out!

Due to demand, we added another class at an earlier time. Sign up here.

Make a bonsai, taste some wine, and have a good time.

Text your wine-loving/nature-conscious friends and switch up your Saturday afternoon in the woodsy enchantment of Pacific Bonsai Museum.

Your Sip n’ Clip teachers, Brock and Cory, will guide you through a hands-on learning experience. They’ll show you how to work your scissor magic on a small tree and you’ll go home with a bonsai you made yourself!

While you’re here, rekindle your creative spark with sensory delights. We’ll be tasting Working Girl wines from Olympic Cellars, along with chocolate, and other treats. What a delightful way to explore your love of nature and your senses with others who share your passions.

One afternoon only. Participants must be at least 21 years of age. All supplies will be provided.

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

Space is limited! 
Members: $130
Non-Members: $145

About your Instructors:
Brock Arvesen
is one of the Bonsai and Garden assistants here at the Pacific Bonsai Museum, where he helps maintain the bonsai collection and the facility. He also works part-time as a geologist for an engineering firm working at various large construction sites throughout Washington. During his free time (that’s not dedicated to bonsai) Brock is often found exploring the mountains with his wife, dog, and harnessed-trained cat. His background in the sciences, deep love for the arts, and connection to nature made it very easy for Brock to begin a new life journey pursuing bonsai.

After a lifetime of love for unique plants, Cory Sutton discovered bonsai 5 years ago and immediately jumped in with both feet. Earning a B.S. in graphic design from Walla Walla University, he has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the design department for the past ten years while building his own design business. Using the creative skills attained in the two-dimensional and digital world continually inspires the design of his ever-growing bonsai collection. As a volunteer at the Pacific Bonsai Museum, he tends to the trees, teaches classes, and connects with visitors looking to learn more about this living art form. When not tending to (or buying more) trees, Cory enjoys visiting Japanese gardens and studying traditional garden design principles, hiking the mountains surrounding his hometown of Walla Walla, and restoring his antique Jeep.

Adrian Bedoya is a Volunteer/Assistant at the Pacific Bonsai Museum, where he helps teach classes, and educate visitors about bonsai. He has been a video game level designer for 15 years, and utilizes his design experience to shape his extensive personal bonsai collection. In his free time, Adrian tends to his many trees, mentors new bonsai enthusiasts, creates sculpture in various mediums, and hangs out with his wife and his two dogs, Toast and Herbert.


Feb 10 2024


2:30 pm - 5:00 pm