While bonsai is generally associated with Japanese culture, its origins are Chinese and date back to the Han dynasty. Pengji is the Mandarin term for these miniature creations. For more about their history read this.
The Huntington is offering an intensive 4-session class for beginners in the art of bonsai, focusing on horticultural, design, and training aspects of growing miniature trees. All supplies and tools are provided, including demonstration trees (for classroom practice only). $40. An additional lab fee of $60 will be collected in class. Register online or call 800-838-3006. Class dates are June 7, 8, 14 & 15 (Saturdays & Sundays) 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
$40 + $60 lab fee
The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108