As an art form, Chinese flower arrangement began during the Northern and Southern Dynasties when Buddhism spread into China, bringing its custom of offering flowers at temple altars. Unlike the prevailing Western artistic maxim of “mass over line,” Chinese flower arrangements stressed the linear and calligraphic. Consequently, as the arrangement of followers in the vase conformed to design of a well-executed Chinese painting, so the twigs and branches followed the balanced order of major and subordinate lines. The flower itself, its stalk and leaves, not only contributed to the linear character of the work, but also added meaning to the attitudes of the twigs employed. In this class, we provide the cut flowers, vases, floral cutters and step-by-step instructions. Learning the basics of floral arranging will help you put together a simple vase of flowers so that it looks elegant, professional and classy. Each of you will then be hands on with your own set of flowers to create a bouquet to keep.
We take you behind the scenes of a destination to reveal it's hidden gems and appreciate the Chinese culture. The owner of Shanghai Pathway – a Shanghai based tour agency that offers Unique Day Trips, Walking Tours and Chinese Culture Experiences. Janny Chyn has been featured in media outlets including the Courier, CNNgo, Tripadvisor and TimeOut. Living in Shanghai, she realized how difficult it was for visitors to experience and discover the real Shanghai. This ultimately compelled her to establish her tour company as a platform to engage learning and understanding through culture activities such as day trip, walking tour, cooking classes, food tours, and lectures. In addition to designing and hosting various tours and events, Janny also provided travel planning, logistical support, and full-service concierge services to large client groups and corporate clients. She is a business consultant, artist, tea master and student of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has extensively traveled around the world and spends time researching Chinese history and heritage traditions. Janny has also successfully worked with corporate clients: Google, JP Morgan, The Macmillan Group, Henkel, World Fuel Services, Rabobank, Shanghai Centre, Spirax Sarco, Slow Food, The Travel Yogi, Saint Mary's College of California, Ctrip, Malosa Medical, Ranpak, Concordia International School, SEA, AWCS, etc. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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