WAS-H hosts two major workshops each year with visiting artists. The workshops are held in conjunction with the International Watermedia Exhibition (IWE) in March and the Annual Members Exhibit (AME) in October. The visiting artist is also the juror for the corresponding exhibit.  

The benefit to members is a nationally known artist comes to WAS-H so members don't need to travel to take a workshop from a favorite artist. On occasion, WAS-H is able to secure additional visiting artists to offer a workshop in another time of the year.

  • March 2022: Soon Y. Warren.   Click HERE to register.
  • October 2022: Ryan Fox
  • March 2023: Brenda Swenson

Upcoming events

    • March 07, 2022
    • March 10, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 1601 West Alabama
    • 12

    Soon Y. Warren Watercolor Workshop: Vibrant Watercolors 

    March 7-10, 2022

    In this 4-day Workshop, students will learn to paint beautiful, detailed images with vibrant watercolors.  Soon uses a step-by-step process to walk students through the painting process.  Students select their preferred references, which includea cut crystal bowl with floral or fruits. This workshop can be attended by students at all levels.  Digital reference photos, drawings, and step-by-step images will be available for students so they can follow at their own pace.  After a painting demonstration of each step, participants work according to their skill level and experience to complete their own paintings. The class will concentrate on technique, the concept of color theory, composition, and color values. 

    The workshop will include:

    • Glazing and washing techniques to create a luminous under painting
    • How to utilize light and dark values in order to capture the sparkle of crystal, smooth background wash, or pouring background  
    • How to approach a painting
    • How to incorporate the concept of color theory and color relationships into a painting
    • Discussion and critiques will follow during workshop session 
    • In addition to the group exercise, participants are encouraged to bring current pieces to paint along with reference photos. To make the most of instructional time, prepare the drawing before the workshop.

    Please read our current COVID policy, HERE, prior to registration.


    The cost of this workshop includes a non-refundable $100 fee.  No refunds will be given after February 7, 2022.  If you cancel prior to that date, you must put your request in writing and email it to admin@watercolorhouston.org.  The refund, minus the $100 un-refundable fee, will be processed if the appropriate notice is given.

March 7 - 10, 2022: Soon Y. Warren

The juror for the 2022 International Watermedia Exhibit (IWE) at WAS-H will be Soon Y. Warren 

The 2022 IWE will feature Soon Y. Warren as juror for the show and workshop instructor. 

Soon Y. Warren is a full-time artist, teacher, and workshop instructor, both nationally and internationally. She has been in numerous exhibitions, with awards including the Purchase Award in National Watercolor Society (NWS) and the Master’s Award, American Watercolor Society (AWS), Transparent Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, Texas Watercolor Society, and many more. She is a signature member of National Watercolor Society (NWS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), Southern Watercolor Artist (SW), Texas Watercolor Society, Purple Sage Brush (TWS), and Transparent Watercolor Society (TWSA).

Her paintings and articles have been published in many times in Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic Magazine, North Light Book, Southwest Art Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, The Art of Watercolour, and Pratique des Arts. Additionally, her paintings have been included in multiple issues of the Splash: The Best of Watercolor book series.

She is published in two books, "Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor" with F&W Publication, (North Light Book); “Painting Vibrant Watercolor: Discover the Magic of Light, Color and Contrast (North Light Book); Participated in the book, “Watercolor Secret,” with one chapter, “Create Drama with Bold Composition.” She also created 7 DVDs; Top Vibrant Watercolor Techniques; Vibrant Watercolor Techniques Painting Glass; Vibrant Watercolor Techniques Painting Water; Painting Silver; Painting Flowers; Color Effects; Marbles and Reflections.

Soon will bring share depth of knowledge in painting vibrant watercolors presented in easy to follow step-by-step processes. She is a popular and charming workshop instructor, and juror. WAS-H is pleased to welcome Soon to juror the IWE, and to offer a 4-day workshop. See more about Soon by visiting her website at www.SoonWarren.com.

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