Join us for a delightful afternoon creating watercolour miniatures with Richard Wong (all new designs). Richard will guide you through several Christmas and Winter related miniature scenes that you can use as personalized greeting/Christmas cards. This workshop has become a popular annual gathering! Everyone is welcome.
$80.00 (art supplies not included – students bring their own), OR
$90.00 (art supplies included) [$80 tuition + $10 supplies]
Supplies (for students who are bringing their own):
- masa paper (several 8×10″ pieces to tear into tiny 3.75 x 5.25″ pieces). Option: regular 140lb watercolour paper
- winsor newton watercolours: bring all your colours
- watercolour spray bottle (eg: 2 oz holbein from Opus)
- paint brushes (medium and small), pencil, eraser, paper towels, containers for rinse water
Register ONLINE 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