The Contemporary Botanical

July 22 - July 23


The Contemporary Botanical

The Contemporary Botanical

This is a 2-day workshop.  Classes run 9-4pm with lunch included.

This workshop takes a contemporary approach to the traditional subject of flower painting. The first day includes a project inspired by the amazing flower paintings of the Dutch 17th century artists. Working from real flowers, students create an unconventional composition using multiple drawings and tracing paper. This study will be transformed into a dynamic watercolour painting.

On the second day, participants use collage to develop a fantastical composition as a basis for a painting. The projects will be done in watercolour, however previous watercolour experience is not necessary.

This workshop will be a great experience for all those who love flowers and have a desire for a creative adventure.

Material fee includes supplies provided by instructor.  See student supply list for further details.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $13
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels
  • Course Prerequisites: Beginners welcome

Price: $375

This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars


Wendy Welch is a Victoria-based artist with an MFA from the University of Victoria and a BFA (with Distinction) from Concordia University in Montreal. Wendy's art practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, art writing and curatorial work. Wendy has had solo exhibitions at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Richmond Art Gallery and Open Space, and has been included in group shows in Montreal, Calgary, Portland and Los Angeles.

Click here to read more about WENDY WELCH


If you need to make a cancellation, please complete MISSA's on-line cancellation form. Phone or email correspondence will not be accepted.

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE May 1: For each course withdrawal, a refund for tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.

May 2 – June 29: For each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2024 will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee. Any applicable supply fee will be fully refunded.

AFTER June 30: Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for credits or refunds.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2023 program is completely canceled (due to COVID restrictions for for any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

On-campus accommodations may be cancelled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee, via Paypal within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation request form.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA's online cancellation form and will be processed through PayPal.

No refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Program.


This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.

Course Registration will open for Friends of MISSA on February 7th at 12:00pm (PST), and Registration will open for all on February 14th at 12:00pm (PST)