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De Li was trained as a fine artist and as an interior designer and has been working and exhibiting her work since 1988. She has successfully completed a number of public commissions in ceramic art, mosaic, painting, and drawing. She has exhibited her work internationally, including China, England, and Canada.

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De Li was trained as a fine artist and as an interior designer and has been working and exhibiting her work since 1988. She has successfully completed a number of public commissions in ceramic art, mosaic, painting, and drawing. She has exhibited her work internationally, including China, England, and Canada.

As part of her artistic endeavor, she has taught art classes in a number of mediums at Hunan University and Wuzhou University. She has also teaching experience with groups that range from young children to adults. Her expertise includes oil painting, watercolor, mosaic and drawing, comprising graphite, charcoal, conte, and traditional metalpoint techniques.

Since 2009, De Li has taught art at the Chinese Youth Centre Toronto, LucSculpture School & Studios, and has held private classes at her residence and studio. Read Less
De Li
Telephone: 647-864-4966
E-mail: lide2005@hotmail.com
www.behance.net/dedeli
http://lucsculpture.com/painting-class/915-2/,


EDUCATION

2008 Master of Art University of Wolverhampton, UK
1988 Bachelor of Art and Interior Design Tsinghua University, China

Languages: English, Mandarin, and Cantonese

SOLO E… Read More
De Li
Telephone: 647-864-4966
E-mail: lide2005@hotmail.com
www.behance.net/dedeli
http://lucsculpture.com/painting-class/915-2/,


EDUCATION

2008 Master of Art University of Wolverhampton, UK
1988 Bachelor of Art and Interior Design Tsinghua University, China

Languages: English, Mandarin, and Cantonese

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007 WOLVERHAMPTON UNIVERSITY GALLERY, UK – Remembrance
2006 SHENZHEN ART CENTRE, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China – Yesterday,
Today, Tomorrow
2002 CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE, Toronto, Ontario – De Li’s Ceramics
and Calligraphy BANFF CERTRE OF THE ARTS, Banff, British Columbia –
De Li’s Ceramics and Calligraphy
2000 WUZHOU ART CENTRE, Wuzhou, Guangxi, China – Seeing is believing

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2003 CERAMIC ART GALLERY, Beijing, China - Longquan Celadon
2002 HANGZHOU ART FAIR, Hangzhou, China - The Bird of Mr.Delee
2001 SUZHOU ART GALLERY, Suzhou, China – Woman
2000 TSINGHUA UNIVERSTY GALLERY, Beijing, China – Dialogue
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY GALLERY, Beijing, China - Mr. Wei,
On Foot, Traveler
1989 HONGKONG CERAMIC ART GALLERY, Hongkong, China – Retrospection
1987 TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY GALLERY, Beijing, China - Vassals

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS (Successful proposals in CAPITALS)

2000 XIAMMI LAKE THEATRE, Shenzhen, China – Doorway and Figure
2003 HANGZHOU HOTEL, Hangzhou, China – Ceramic Tile Mosaic Mural

AWARDS

2007 Wolverhampton Uni, UK, Scholarship Award for Masters Degree in Ceramics
2008 Wuzhou University, China, Award for Excellence in Glass Art
2008, Award for excellence in teaching Graduate Student Art & Design Competition, Guangxi province, China


COLLECTIONS

Dr. Bryony M Conway, Dean of University of Wolverhampton, UK
D & E Lake
Xuejun-Pen, President of Yuepeng Company
Lijun-liu,
Tsinghua University Gallery
Li-Huang
Private Collection

REVIEWS

2005 JINAN TIME, China, Daimei-Li
2005 NAN GUO YI, daily newspaper JIAN DAILY
2003 MODERN DESIGN SERIES CERAMIC ARTS AND DESIGN
2002 YIYUAN DAILY GALLERY OF SHENZHEN EVENING PAPER
2001 COLLECTON OF NUMBER ONE CHINESE CERAMIC ART EXHIBITION (Book) COLLECTION OF NUMBER FIVE WEST LAKE ART FAIR (Book)
2000 SHENZHEN AND COMTEMPORARY GALLERY, China, Jun Yan
COLLECTION OF THE 2000 TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY (Book)
GALLERY OF SHENZEN EVENING PAPER
1999 XINKE DCORATION (Book)

PUBLICATIONS

2009 The Aesthetic Beauty of Artificial Stone as expressed in Art Creation, article
Journal of Wuzhou University, China
2008 An Informal essay of Creation Nan Guo Art magazine
2006 The Role of ceramic art in the interior environment, Private Economy Era journal

TEACHING

2010 to present teach Traditional Chinese Painting, Ceramic Art, Mosaic, and Drawing
at Luc Sculpture School & Studio, Toronto
2010 - 2011 teacher assistant for volunteering at William Burgess School, East
York, Toronto
2009 – 2011 taught art classes at the Chinese Youth Centre, Toronto
2006-2009 taught Art History, Painting, Interior Design, Direct and Indirect methods of Mosaic at the University of Wuzhou, China
1988-1995 taught Traditional Chinese Painting, Watercolor, Drawing, and Ceramic Art at the University of Hunan, China Read Less
Children Art Classes age 5 -7

Drawing Class
Class time: 1.5 hours
Medium: Graphite and crayon drawing on paper.

Class Objectives:
To address the diverse range of students' skill levels.
To develop an understanding of a basic visual vocabulary.
To explore traditional drawing materials
.
To develop observational… Read More
Children Art Classes age 5 -7

Drawing Class
Class time: 1.5 hours
Medium: Graphite and crayon drawing on paper.

Class Objectives:
To address the diverse range of students' skill levels.
To develop an understanding of a basic visual vocabulary.
To explore traditional drawing materials
.
To develop observational drawing techniques.

Class Structure:
An intense, one and a half hour per-week class with a focus on perception — to develop what you see, and to better understand the process of translating the observed object through a basic introduction of drawing techniques such as composition, recognition of shapes through geometry, linear patterns, and shading.

Learning Outcomes:
Recognition of shapes
Basic drawing techniques
Understanding of composition


Children Art Classes age 8 – 12

Drawing and Watercolour painting class
Class time: 2 hours
Medium: Graphite drawing and watercolor painting on paper.

Class Objectives:
To address the diverse range of students' skill levels
.
To develop an understanding of a basic visual vocabulary.
To explore traditional and non-traditional drawing and painting materials
.
To develop observational drawing and painting techniques.

Class Structure:
An intense, two-hour-per-week class with a focus on perception — to develop what you see, and to better understand the process of translating that vision with understanding to a flat surface — examines drawing and watercolour painting as an interpretive and expressive tool. Sessions include demonstrations, drawing and painting books presentation, drawing and painting assignments from objects. Terminologies such as mass, weight, gesture, structure, line, contour, picture plane, are all explained and examined in the context of the classes. The students will be taught to recognize shapes, how to properly compose and image on paper and how to approach the painting process with the use of the watercolor technique.

Learning Outcomes:
Students should develop the following: a critical awareness of their drawing in the context of the subject they are working with.
A willingness to explore a diverse range of materials, content, and subject matter.
Competencies in visualization, representation and abstraction, and a visual vocabulary as it apply to studio experiences.

Art Classes age 13 – up

Class time: 3 hours

Choice of mediums: Oil painting, watercolor, Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. You can also choose mosaic, metalpoint, and other drawing mediums.

Class Objectives:
Use paint as a descriptive and expressive tool
Understand aspects of historical and contemporary art practice

Class Structure:
An intense, three-hour-per-week class with a focus on perception — to develop what you see, and to better understand the process of translating that vision with understanding to a flat surface — examines oil and watercolour painting as an interpretive and expressive tool. Sessions include demonstrations, books on painting, and painting assignments from objects. Terminologies such as mass, weight, gesture, structure, line, contour, picture plane, are all explained and examined in the context of the classes. The students will be taught to recognize shapes, how to properly compose and image on paper, board, or canvas and how to approach the painting process with the use of oil or watercolor technique.

Learning Outcome:
Use oil paint, watercolour, and or ink.
Develop a critical awareness of the values associated with their choice of imagery
Solve pictorial and conceptual problems through research, application, and resolution
Prepare and generate their own ideas in response to the objects they are painting
Develop painting skills and execute
Practice self-motivation in the preparation and execution of a work of art


Mosaic Classes

For all ages no experience needed in Mosaic.

Class time: 3 hours

Medium: Ceramic tiles, marble and stone

Class Objectives:
Use ceramic tiles, marble and stone as a painting medium
Use mosaic in a traditional and contemporary approach

Class Structure:
A three-hour-per-week class with a focus on how to create images in mosaics using stone, marble, granite, and ceramic tiles. The technique you will be exposed to is called the direct method of mosaic building. You will be taught to do the preparatory drawing, transfer the drawing to the backing board, prepare the tesserae, (little tiles) apply them to your design, and grout the image.

Learning Outcome:
Prepare ground and materials
Develop ideas and execute drawings
Use ceramic tiles, marble and stone to make images
Use vocabulary appropriate to the medium
Knowledge of traditional and contemporary mosaic techniques


Classes in Traditional Chinese Painting

For all ages, no experience needed in Traditional Chinese Painting

Class time: 3 hours

Medium: Ink light watercolour on sumi paper

Class Objectives:
Learn traditional techniques of Chinese calligraphy and brush painting
Understand aspects of historical and contemporary aspect of calligraphy and brush painting

Class Structure:
It will be a three-hour per-week class with a focus on how to create images in calligraphy or Chinese brush painting. You will be taught to prepare the painting ground and proper brush usage. The premise of the class is to give the participants and opportunity to learn and develop the skills to draw flowers and animals that are well known in our daily life. You will be exposed to ways of using a combination of patterns and decorative elements to depict a variety of traditional and abstract images.

Learning Outcome:
Prepare ground and materials
Develop ideas, execute drawing and paint image
Knowledge of historical and contemporary approaches to calligraphy and Chinese brush painting Read Less
Member Since: Apr 3, 2012