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Online Richmond workshop celebrates International Flower Day

Free activities held by Richmond Nature Park Society with photographers and artists.
Bae Martin was on the scene drawing a bird.

Learning to draw flowers can be a fun and an engaging activity for everyone especially during the pandemic, according to local artist Bea Martin.

Martin, a science illustrator and visual storyteller, is leading an online Richmond workshop to celebrate International Flower Day by drawing crocuses and snowdrops on Jan. 15.

The workshop is being held in collaboration with the Richmond Nature Park Society.

Martin told the Richmond News that it is fascinating to see people engaging in this “little fun activity” and sending their drawings back to her for feedback. 

“Seeing everyone participating in the drawing process while having fun matters to me the most,” said Martin. 

To keep local community members entertained amid the pandemic, Richmond Nature Park Society is collaborating with different photographers and artists, including Martin, to launch a series of online workshops from time to time. 

Angela Soon, a community facility coordinator at the City of Richmond, said they have been brainstorming something creative each year. 

For example, this year, they will celebrate special environmental events across the globe with community members.

Community members in Richmond will be given a chance to learn about “unusual” environmental days while appreciating the beauty of nature. 

Workshops are free for the public to attend, but registration is required by phoning 604-276-4300 or visit

Martin’s workshop will be recorded and posted on Martin’s website following the workshop for those unable to make it.