Adult Opportunities

Bring Your Own Tree Bonsai Workshop

In this workshop the 2024 Prairie State Bonsai Society guest artist, Jennifer Price, will work with you to give advice and guidance on your own bonsai tree.

Content Detail

This workshop is designed for participants with moderate to advanced skill level.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum and is presented by Prairie State Bonsai Society in conjunction with The Morton Arboretum’s Destination Asia Festival and Bonsai Show on the Arboretum’s East Side on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4.

Instructor: Jennifer Price

Age: 16 and older

Course number: V114


Jennifer Price

Jennifer Price is the Prairie State Bonsai Society’s guest artist for the 2024 Morton Arboretum Destination Asia Festival.

She discovered bonsai after retiring from the stage as a professional ballerina. She appreciates the line and form within bonsai and the ability to use a tree’s natural flow of movement.

In her early bonsai training Price studied with longtime friend and Pennsylvania bonsai artist Jim Doyle. Through his influence she went on to work with such other U.S. and European bonsai artists as Mauro Stemberger, Chase Rosade, Will Baddeley, and Ryan Neil She apprenticed with Walter Pall and has taught throughout the United States as well as worldwide, representing America twice in Shanghai, China.

Price has attended numerous symposiums and workshops and will be one of the guest artists representing the United States at a Canberra, Australia bonsai convention. She is a member and past officer of the Prairie State Bonsai Society.

What to Know

Students are asked to bring in the tools they have on hand. Extra tools will be provided by Prairie State Bonsai Society.

Program Schedule

Sunday, August 4, 2024, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thornhill Education Center, West Side


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