Adult Opportunities

Bring Your Own Tree Bonsai Workshop with Mark Fields

In this workshop get tips and guidance on styling your own bonsai tree.

Content Detail

The Prairie State Bonsai Society 2023 bonsai guest artist, Mark Fields, will work with you on your own trees and will discuss general styling techniques. This workshop is for all skill levels.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Mark Fields

Age: 16 and older

Course number: V114

Mark Fields

Mark Fields is the Prairie State Bonsai Society’s 2023 bonsai guest artist.  His passion for bonsai began at about age 9 when he first encountered bonsai at the nursery down the street from where he lived. He joined the Indianapolis Bonsai Club in 1979 and has been a member and past president. From 1983 to 2006 he owned and operated a landscape business, Fields Landscape Concepts. As part of the landscape business, he sold bonsai, pre-bonsai and supplies. In 2011, with a gentle push from friends such as bonsai artist and author Craig Cousins, and bonsai artist Warren Hill, he founded his own school of bonsai. He currently operates a new business, Bonsai by Fields, LLC where he performs demonstrations, lectures, and workshops using a wide variety of trees. His Japanese white pine won first place in the professional category at the 2019 Midwest Bonsai Society’s August show.

What to Know

Students will work on their own trees, and should bring a tree to the class.

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 6, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Thornhill Education Center


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