Adult Programs

Birds and Blossoms in Chinese Art (online)

Join educator Yvonne Wolf for a virtual exploration of a popular classical East Asian art motif: birds and blossoms.

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Join educator Yvonne Wolf for a virtual exploration of a popular classical East Asian art motif: birds and blossoms. Colorful peony flowers and landscape paintings frequently decorate the walls of Chinese restaurants. Plum blossoms and birds are printed onto Chinese take-out boxes. The motifs of flowers and birds, animals and trees, and landscapes (mountains and water) communicate far more than their surface aesthetics. These paintings communicate prosperity and fulfillment in a highly balanced relationship.

Learn how to appreciate these works by applying the principles of yin and yang. Consider the composition and juxtaposition of yin and yang pairs, what determines fine art and folk art, and what makes one authentic compared to another with similar thematic composition.

How do I access the program?

  • A link to join the program will be included in the Order Summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
  • Click on the link at the scheduled date and time. 

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  • This program will take place using Zoom. A link will be provided to all registrants by email. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time. 
  • Please add education@mortonarb.org to your address book. You will receive an email from this address with the link to join class.
  • Participants will need access to the internet via a computer or mobile device.
  • Automatically generated captions will be available.
  • Limit 35

Yvonne Wolf, Intercultural Consultant and Educator

Educator Yvonne Wolf makes Chinese and East Asian culture accessible and relatable to a wider audience. She speaks at libraries, museums, and community centers about East Asian arts, culture, and people. As an HR trainer, Yvonne has lived in four countries, visited more than 25 countries, speaks three languages (English, Chinese/Mandarin, Danish), and has studied three others (Spanish, Japanese, and Greek).

 

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