We All Live In The Forbidden City Children's Workshop

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Another Story Bookshop says
The Forbidden City is Coming to Another Story Bookshop!

Wednesday, October 14th, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Another Story Bookshop
315 Roncesvalles Ave (at Grenadier)
Free

Geared for children ages 5-10, parents and educators also welcome! No advance registration is required.

For more information call 416-462-1104

We All Live in the Forbidden City is a dynamic, award-winning educational program about the history, culture, architecture, and life of imperial China as seen through the lens of Beijing's Forbidden City, one of the world's most fascinating landmarks.

In this children’s workshop, tied to the newly released book Bowls of Happiness, children will discover the art of Chinese porcelain, learning how bowls are made and how to appreciate them as works of art. They will also learn about auspicious symbols found in Chinese culture (such as bats, butterflies, and peaches) and explore their meanings, which serve as expressions of caring between people. Using improvised Chinese song, an animated video, and a fun game with chopsticks, they will learn about the Chinese language and culture, especially how beautiful elements in nature influenced the designs on Chinese artworks. Lastly, children will design their own bowl for a special person.


Viviane Chen is the lead instructor and curriculum designer for the We All Live in the Forbidden City children's workshops, which have been brought to over 1500 children in the United States and Canada over the past year. She has led hundreds of calligraphy and painting workshops at China Institute since 2005. Well versed in classical Chinese art, she is also a docent for China Institute’s Discover China Through Art program, which introduces school groups in all of New York’s five boroughs to Chinese art and culture through gallery tours and hands-on workshops that are designed to accompany China Institute’s art exhibitions.

We All Live in the Forbidden City is China Institute’s dynamic educational program about the history, culture, architecture, and life of imperial China as seen through the lens of Beijing’s Forbidden City, one of the world’s most fascinating landmarks. Our children’s workshops, tied to the children’s books that are at the core of the program, are interactive presentations that tell a story through arts activities, discussion, games, large colorful visuals, an original animated video, and include educational giveaways to children at the end. By exploring the core values that are at the center of each workshop, such as the influence of nature in Chinese art, and drawing comparisons to their own lives, children will learn to appreciate not only Chinese culture, but the world around them. www.chinainstitute.org.
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