Full-time artist, teacher and workshop instructor, both nationally and internationally.

Soon Y. Warren
Soon Y. Warren

Signature member of eight watercolor societies: American AWS, National NWS, Southern SW, Texas TWS, Purple Sage Brush, Transparent TWSA, Rocky Mountain Water-Media RMNW, and the Society of Watercolor Artists SWA. Warren’s paintings and many articles have been published frequently in art magazines and books: Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic, Southwest Art, Watercolor Artist, International Artist, the Art of Watercolor, Pratique des Arts, plus Splash #8 through #18, Strokes of Genius, and The Best of Drawing 3 and 4. Soon Y. Warren also created seven instructional CDs.

She has published two watercolor instructional books: “Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor” and “Painting Vibrant Watercolor”.

Soon Y. Warren is a popular workshop presenter. She will be teaching techniques for these two subjects: Lantern and Silver Sugar Bowl and Southern Magnolia.

2020 Biennial Workshop at a Glance!

Dates – August 4–7, 2020
9 am to 4 pm daily

Instructor – Soon Y. Warren teaching Southern Magnolia and Lantern and Silver Sugar Bowl

Location – First Methodist Church of Humboldt, TN

Cost for members $350 total (Can reserve a spot for $175 with balance due June 1, 2020)

Cost for non-members $400 (reservations for non-members opens March 1, 2020)

Where to stay – Comfort Suites of Jackson, TN (ask for TNWS group # 3709220) cost $119 + tax for 1 -4 people (Jackson is about 10 minutes away from Humboldt)

Pamela Kingsley Seay, Workshop Chair/ pkseaystudio@gmail.com/ 731-223-2342

Sign up below!


The class will learn the process of how to create an image of these subjects in watercolor. A step-by-step image and text will be provided for guidance. To speed up the class exercise, Soon provides a reference photo and drawing instruction for advance preparation before class.

Following a painting demonstration, workshop participants will paint their own painting in order to fully understand the process. While concentrating on technique, the concept of color theory, composition, and color values will be incorporated into the workshop.

While painting, workshop participants will learn:

  1. Glazing and washing techniques
  2. How to see and use value, light, and dark to create image
  3. How to approach a painting
  4. How to incorporate the concept of color theory and color relationship into a painting
  5. Discussion and critiques will follow during the workshop session
  6. Participants are encouraged to bring current pieces to paint along with reference photos
Soon’s painting shows how she creates silver, a magnolia blossom and leaves.
Soon’s painting shows how she creates silver, a magnolia blossom and leaves.

Sign up for the Workshop!

To pay by check and/or pay only a down payment, download this form and mail to:

Tennessee Watercolor Society
c/o Pamela Seay
1345 Bald Knob Road
Ripley, TN 38063

To pay the full amount via PayPal or credit card, complete the form below.

Contact Info

    • Members only registration until March 1!
    • Online registration requires FULL payment.
    • Please send a registration sheet and check to the above address if you want to pay the deposit amount of $175 for members.
  • Details on supplies, etc. will be mailed or emailed to registrants.


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