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Beginner Watercolour Workshop Series with Richard Wong

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Richard for this four week course to learn how to create lovely watercolours on Japanese art paper.  Enjoy the benefits and warmth of a small group setting.  Richard’s classes are interactive and based on enjoyment, patience and kindness. (Classes are ideal for beginners and those with some watercolour experience).
4 x weekly 2.0 hr classes
Fridays – February 25, March 4, 11, 18 
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Tuition: $200 (student brings own supplies), or $240 (includes all supplies)

Register by calling 250 479 6162 or REGISTER ONLINE HERE


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!

Sincerely,
Richard Wong
Professional Wildlife Artist
Watercolor on Japanese Art Paper

Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific
505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Phone:
250-479-6162
Website:
https://hcp.ca