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Richmond Online Workshop Celebrates International Flower Day

Free activities organized by the Richmond Nature Park Society with photographers and artists.

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

Martin, science illustrator and visual storyteller, runs an online workshop in Richmond to celebrate International Flower Day by drawing crocuses and snowdrops on January 15.

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

Martin told the Richmond News how fascinating to see people indulge in this “fun little activity” and send their drawings back to him for their comments.

“Seeing everyone participate in the drawing process while having fun is very important to me,” said Martin.

To entertain members of the local community in the midst of the pandemic, the Richmond Nature Park Society is working with various photographers and artists, including Martin, to occasionally launch a series of online workshops.

Angela Soon, community facilities coordinator at the City of Richmond, said they think of something creative each year.

For example, this year they will be celebrating special environmental events around the world with members of the community this year.

Members of the Richmond community will have the opportunity to learn about “unusual” environmental days while enjoying the beauty of nature.

The workshops are free to the public, but registration is required by calling 604-276-4300 or visiting

Martin’s workshop will be recorded and posted on Martin’s website after the workshop for those who cannot.