… An Online Learning Series to Inspire, Motivate and Educate…
This is a new online program and second of a Learning Series Richard has created to help inspire and motivate those who might be stuck in their creative journey, or sometimes find it hard to get going. His pilot series, introduced earlier this year, was a success.
Richard has identified a number of key factors that are important in helping us keep and stay on our creative journey. Each class starts with a talk/discussion on a key topic, followed by a short lesson. Lessons cover a variety of subjects designed to educate and broaden horizons. Suitable for all levels including beginners.
Enjoy the benefits of a small online group setting. Richard’s classes are interactive, and based on enjoyment, patience and kindness.
Key Class Topics: #1 (Experimentation/Exploration); #2 (Maintaining Patience); #3 (Calming our Critical Voice); #4 (Building Confidence); #5 (Having our Own Painting Space); #6 (Cultivating a Creative Community)
What Student’s Have Said
“Richard Wong’s Learning Series was a great online instructional course in watercolour painting.
The group discussion was informative and fun, with inspired new topics each week.
I enjoyed painting the assigned subjects – animals, nature, people and architecture. It was an exciting challenge!
I looked forward to our sessions every Saturday, to see other artists and their work, exchange ideas and thoughts about painting techniques, home studio set-ups, what motivates us and our personal journeys through art.”
“I just started taking watercolour painting classes in January of last year. I am really enjoying Richard’s Learning Series of classes as I like the style of painting, and find the classes inspiring because of Richard’s enthusiasm and that of the other students. It is a very supportive group.
“I signed up for Richard Wong’s Learning Series of 6 short lessons on Saturday mornings at the start of the year. The intent was to inspire and motivate people to get back into art and get energized. I had not done any painting or drawing in almost 3 years and seemed like it would be a good way to get my art supplies out and give it a go. I liked the time as I tend to get up before anybody else and could get the class done in time before we had to go out. Richard is very encouraging and supportive and his enjoyment of painting is infectious. I have already decided to take the next series of classes coming up in April. I would recommend these classes.”
“Richard’s Learning Series … I would like to comment on how appreciated Richard’s thoughtful attention to all details and his artistry as an instructor are.
I enjoy the class format, his presentations on how to stay inspired, opportunity for Q& A, his demo during group painting and the optional show and tell section. It offers a broad, full and inclusive learning process. As a beginning watercolourist I find our on-line classes challenging and at the same time surprisingly soothing as I learn to use the tools and apply techniques.”
“I have really enjoyed Richard’s Learning Series and looked forward to our time on Saturday morning. I liked the idea of having the motivational talk before we begin to paint as I found it really helped me to relax and get into using my paint brushes again.”
Registered students will receive class details/instructions and the zoom invite via email from Richard closer to the date, so a current email contact is needed.
Saturdays, Apr 23 – May 28, 10:00 – 11:30am (Pacific Time)
$165/participant for the entire 6-part series
(Includes class recordings)
Register online below or call 250 479 6162
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