The Chinese garden may not be as well-known as the Japanese gardens. However, the original principles of aesthetics of both styles came from China. The Chinese and Japanese gardens are designed with full expression
of Confucian values and Daoist ideals of cohesion and harmony.
Taking a viritual tour lthrough a Chinese garden that is the epitome of the adage: “The journey itself is more important than the destination.” As you stroll through the beautiful gardens at Ping Tom Park in Chinatown, find out about the function and place of gardens in East Asian society.
Through the showing of slides of the garden, appreciate the principles of garden aesthetics as defined by Confucianism and Daoism. Gain an apprreciation of the invisible energies as well as the visible qualities of the Chinese garden. Understand the symbols and the restorative energy of bamboo, pines, water lilies, and rocks. Gain a deep appreciation for East Asian gardens with a fresh look.
Because of the current situation with the coronavirus, this course is available on Zoom. You will be emailed a link after you register to watch and participate in the class on Zoom.
Date Saturday, July 18
Time 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Cost $30/35 payment 10 days in advance