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2020 Biennial Workshop at a Glance!

Dates – August 4–7, 2020
9 am to 4 pm Central (10 am to 5 pm Eastern) daily

Instructor – Soon Y. Warren teaching Southern Magnolia and Balancing Act

Location – Online Workshop: YouTube Live and Zoom

Cost for members $200
(Remember, individuals applying for TnWS membership must either reside in Tennessee or work or reside in cities located in metro areas bordering our state line.)

Cost for non-members $250

Pamela Kingsley Seay, Workshop Chair/ 731-223-2342

Soon Y. Warren 2020 Juror and Workshop Presenter

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.


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 concepts 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 concepts of color theory and color relationship into a painting
  5. Discussion and critiques will follow the workshop session

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