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$89.95 non-member price
Introduction to Bonsai:
A Correspondence Course by Tom Zane
The American Bonsai Society is proud to offer a mentor monitored correspondence
course for all who wish to learn the art of bonsai. This course was written by bonsai
artists Tom Zane and is offered through the ABS Book Service. Each bonsai student
has the opportunity to learn the art of bonsai at his or her own pace in the comfort
of his or her home.
When you enroll, you will receive a handbook, a course manual, and DVD. The handbook
includes student inquiry forms, mail-in assignment sheets, and general information
about the course, the author, and the American Bonsai Society. Click here for more
The 170-page course manual consists of eleven chapters that are divided into six
lessons that guide you step-by-step through basic bonsai material.
$9.00 non-member price
(2 publications in a single binding)
Published by ABS A Guide for Successful Bonsai Presentations
This 23 page Guide is
bound with its companion publication, "A Guide for Successful Bonsai Workshops".
A Guide for Successful Bonsai Workshops
This 12 page Guide is
bound with its companion publication, "A Guide for Successful Bonsai Presentations".
$29.95 non-member price
Introduction to Bonsai
A Course Syllabus
Assistant for Basic Bonsai) by Tom Zane
During 15 years of teaching
beginning bonsai with some success and, of course, some failures, Tom Zane assembled
notes, used various audio visuals, did various demonstrations and had the students
participate in sundry exercises. Most of this ended up in the teaching copy of the
Syllabus. This Instructor's Manual is the result.
The Instructor's Manual
is designed to make your preparation for teaching Basic Bonsai as easy and as thorough
as possible. It is intended to be used with the student's resource book, Introduction
to Bonsai - A Course Syllabus . The Manual provides a complete lesson plan based
on the text of the Syllabus. It includes suggestions for teaching the basic materials
and incorporates supplemental classroom exercises and enrichment resources beyond
the basic material in the Syllabus. Most of this is inserted into the text at the
point where it seems to be the most applicable.
Chapter materials in
the Manual provide the basic lesson plan as well as additional resources to support
your presentation for each chapter in the Syllabus. The topics in the chapter materials
portion of the Manual use a similar organization throughout to help you locate the
information which you need quickly.
For each chapter of the
Syllabus, the Instructor's Manual supplies a detailed lesson plan, pointers and
considerations, suggests primary and optional activities, lists equipment and supplies
and where appropriate, offers related material beyond the basics. In short, it provides
you, the teacher a detailed step-by-step guide. Over 150 pages in a 3-ring binder.
An Appendix lists sources
of audio visuals
Another Appendix describes many items of print material about bonsai.
$13.00 non-member price
Introduction to Bonsai
- A Course Syllabus by Tom Zane
The Syllabus is an 8
1/2" x 11", 99 page student syllabus designed for the beginning bonsai student.
The text includes the
history of bonsai, design styles, tools, pruning techniques, wiring procedures,
styling considerations, pot selection, potting technique, after care of the newly
created bonsai and much more. In addition to the text, it includes 64 illustrations,
index, glossary, and styling flow chart.
$13.50 member price
$15.00 non-member price
Bonsai Manual for Appreciating,
Judging and Buying Bonsai by Tom Zane
This classic manual presents
a method of grouping bonsai into categories or classifications to aid in their evaluation,
describes the guidelines used in this evaluation, and lists some of the horticultural
and bonsai training practices which should be evaluated when judging, buying or
evaluating your own bonsai.
The manual is a 6.75”
x 8.50”, 74 page guide which covers the positive and negatives – including a point
system - that can be used for evaluating bonsai.
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