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Holiday Miniatures & Cards with Richard Wong

November 24 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Tuesday, November  24th – 10:30am – 3:30pm 

Join Richard for this fabulous painting and social event in the Pavilion building at the HCP.  Safely paint, learn and have fun together. Try something different as Richard shows you how to paint lovely watercolour miniatures on Japanese art paper that will double as original greeting cards.  This is a great opportunity to learn and practice Richard’s special painting techniques and processes. All levels are welcome, including beginners.  A sample image is provided here.  Richard will have a number of new images for the class to work with.

Tuition includes all supplies and admission to the Gardens,  but not lunch. There will be a half hour break for lunch. Please bring your own lunch as the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.

Please indicate if you will be sitting on your own or with someone in your “bubble” when you register. The wearing of masks will be required where physical distancing is not possible.

Richard Wong is a professional wildlife artist with international credentials.  His art is popular.  His classes are fun, relaxed and fully supported, even within a pandemic!

Learn more about Richard:  www.richardwongwatercolors.ca

Workshop Fee $85
Call 250 479 6162 to register or register online below.
Register Online

Richard Wong, Artist Statement & Biography

“How I Became A Wildlife Artist”

This great adventure of mine started fairly innocently.
I spent a glorious 25 years with the provincial government of British Columbia working in finance and policy (Ministry of Environment). During that time, I came to appreciate our wildlife and natural environment, all so delicately balanced! Then it came time to retire. So I did.
My life as a wildlife artist started soon thereafter. With time on my hands, and a Christmas gift of art supplies (from my wonderful spouse), I enrolled in art classes (2010). First it was traditional watercolor classes. Then it was Chinese brush lessons. I soon discovered Japanese art paper, and my career (second) as a professional wildlife artist began. Learning to paint, especially watercolor, allows me to capture the very essence of wildlife and nature like no other medium. Much of our wildlife is affected to the point where we are losing them rapidly. So I do what I can to spread this message of awareness: to paint and capture our wildlife in beautiful, vibrant watercolors; to teach others how to do this; and along the way, to engage and connect people and communities through my love of art. This love has taken me to Australia and the United States, where I’ve taught, presented and shown my work (Watercolor on Japanese Art Paper). I now paint (professionally), teach and sell from my lovely home base in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Wishing everyone a very lovely journey as we embark on yet another wildlife/art adventure full of wonder, excitement and discovery!

Richard Wong
Professional Wildlife Artist
Watercolor on Japanese Art Paper



November 24
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific
505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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