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 stroll through a Chinese garden 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.
Appreciate the principles of garden aesthetics as defined by Confucianism and Daoism. Take time with a meditative experience of feeling the invisible energies as well as the visible qualities of the Chinese garden. Symbols and the restorative energy of bamboo, pines, water lilies, and rocks will become obvious to you. 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
Place Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chinatown, 239 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60616 at the pagoda