Yuqi Wang's Classical Painting Demo at Toronto Fine Art School Coincides with Chinese Grand Masters Art Exhibit

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While the Chinese Grand Masters Art Exhibition is at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, New York artist Yuqi Wang will demonstrate his eastern- and western-inspired classical oil painting technique at Toronto's Academy of Realist Art on the afternoons of June 4 and 5, 2005.

PRWEB) June 3, 2005 -- While The Chinese Grand Masters Art Exhibition at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre displays priceless masterpieces from China and the Dai family collection, eastern-western-fusion realist painter Yuqi Wang (http://www.yuqiwangart.net) will demonstrate classical, representational painting technique at Academy of Realist Art this Saturday and Sunday afternoon, June 4 and 5, between noon and 4:00 PM each day.

Yuqi Wang is included in the Art Renewal Center selection of Living Masters (http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/art.asp?aid=625) and has won Grand Prizes from the Portrait Society of America, the American Society of Portrait Artists, and MOMA in NY. His work is on display in China National Gallery, the private collection of the Royal Family of Japan, and private collections in the US.

"The world I reveal," says Mr. Wang of his art, "is a blend of both the ‘Occident’ and the ‘Orient’; my passion for both Classic European portraiture and the Pre-Raphaelite movement is gently kissed by my Chinese heritage."

Wang's painting demonstrations are intended primarily for currently enrolled students at Academy of Realist Art (http://www.academyofrealistart.com), Toronto's only ARC-accredited academic fine art school. Space for additional visitors is very limited, so please call in advance.

RSVP and tickets ($75.00) are required; please phone ARA Director Colleen Johnston at 416-766-1280.

Academy of Realist Art (ARA) is a private fine art school in the classical tradition, modelled on the great 19th-century Academies. Located in Toronto, Canada (near Buffalo, NY), ARA offers a proven curriculum of step-by-step, self-paced fine art study in a group environment. Students can learn to draw and paint at ARA full- or part-time and during periodic workshops. After completing the rigorous four-level (approximately four-year) curriculum -- which includes the famous Bargue/Gerome Design Course and the painstakingly reconstructed curriculum stemming from Renaissance roots -- students receive a diploma transferable toward a degree at accredited colleges and universities via portfolio evaluation and credit banking. Academy of Realist Art is one of the few fine art schools to be accredited and recommended by the Art Renewal Center for excellence in drawing and painting instruction in the classical realist style.

Senior artist-instructors Fernando Freitas and Juan Carlos Martinez (http://www.academyofrealistart.com/faculty.asp) are both prize-winning contemporary realists. Freitas' exceptional draftsmanship and teaching style are evident in the recently released DVD, Drawing From the Figure. Martinez' artwork and method are currently featured in _International Artist_, in a six-part article, "The Academy Way."

Living Masters and other art experts enrich the ARA curriculum with special demonstrations and lectures every semester.

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