Join Richard for this new, exciting workshop series, and learn different ways to create lovely floral art. Each session will cover a different artistic approach: botanical florals, representational florals, and atmospheric florals; with the last session on a blending of approaches. Classes are ideal for first time as well as continuing students. Enjoy the warmth and benefits of learning within a small group.
Richard Wong is a professional wildlife artist/instructor. Richard's classes are taught with and based on enjoyment, patience and kindness.
This series will be in person. Please review our current covid policies prior to attending.
Wednesdays, April 6 -27 - 1:00 – 3:00pm
The Gardens at HCP, 505 Quayle Road in Saanich
The class will be in the classroom which is the small building to the far left hand side of the parking lot as you drive in.
Art Supplies List
Students bringing their own supplies should contact Richard for the current list.
$225 (students bring own supplies)
$265 (includes all art supplies)
One Session Only
$60 (students bring own supplies)
$65 (includes all art supplies)
Register for the full series online below or call 250 479 6162
Register for just one session, please use the link below:Register Single Session
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