This class is an open invitation to enjoy an afternoon of art making with our long time instructor, Richard Wong. Registration is by donation.
Richard Wong has graciously offered his instructional expertise for this class as a way of giving back. All donated proceeds from registrations, less the cost of art supplies, will go to the HCP.
We don't have the image student's will be working on for this class yet, but we do know you'll be pleasantly surprised. The theme is most likely winter related in keeping with the season.
Please know the market value of Richard's half day workshops are $80 (where students bring their own art supplies) or $90 (where art supplies are provided). This is for guidance only and not a requirement.
So when you register, please state whether you will be bringing your own art supplies or want the art supplies provided. This will help Richard prepare the paint kits needed.
Ps: Please know why Richard has so generously offered to do this is that he really wants to give back to the community (that's you) and to us at the HCP because we are a non-profit. Any donated registration funds will be gratefully accepted. Thank you so much ... from all of us at the HCP!
Registration: REGISTER ONLINE or call 250 479 6162
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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!
Professional Wildlife Artist
Watercolor on Japanese Art Paper