The Art of Bonsai with Joe Morgan-Payler


The Art of Bonsai with Joe Morgan-Payler

395.00 545.00

1-day master class

Time: 9.30am - 4pm

Date: TBA

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Joe Morgan-Payler, one of Australia’s leading Bonsai practitioners, uses his fine art and design backgrounds combined with 18 years growing Bonsai to give participants a unique perspective on growing and creating Bonsai. He takes an innovative approach by immersing you in the beauty and character of trees, teaching the logic and reasoning behind stylistic and technical methods, rather than requiring participants to rote learn rigid guidelines such as those commonly outlined in publications and taught in Bonsai circles.

This master class requires no previous knowledge and is set in a relaxed and informal environment where participants can ask question and chat with one of Australia’s most esteemed Bonsai practitioners.

This master class includes:

  • introduction to bonsai
  • guided tour of Oak and Monkey Puzzle's collection of significant trees 
  • Bonsai demonstration
  • guided creation of your own Acer forest to take home
  • all handouts
  • Bonsai tool kit including Japanese forged shears, wire and bonsai pot
  • morning tea, refreshments and a sumptuous 2 course kitchen garden lunch

Oak and Monkey Puzzle master classes include morning tea, snacks and 2 course kitchen garden lunch picked fresh from the estate kitchen garden and local seasonal produce – such as slow cooked Jonai Meatsmiths pork, garden greens and salads and homemade sourdough bread, followed by panna cotta with organic berries, all made by Natasha Morgan.

This master class is limited to 12 participants to ensure an intimate environment.

About Joe Morgan-Payler:

Joe is a landscape architect and urban designer by profession with a background in fine art painting, photography and rock climbing.

Joe Morgan-Payler is one of Australia’s leading Bonsai practitioners, who has taught for a number of years across Australia. Joe studied the art of bonsai in Japan, returning to the same bonsai nursery to hone his skills over many years. Married to a Japanese national, he is fluent in the Japanese language and culture.

Joe is well known for bringing a unique perspective to the art of Bonsai through his combination of fine art and design backgrounds, with several of his bonsai exhibited at the National Bonsai Collection in Canberra.