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 Iowa Watercolor Society Presents
Spring 2023 Workshop
Vibrant Colors

Soon Y. Warren AWS, NWS


















IWS Spring Workshop 

Tuesday, May 16 - Thursday, May 18, 2023   9 am to 4 pm

Venue: La Poste,1219 Warford St., Perry, IA 50220

Workshop Registration Information


Registration Period: CLOSED [December 5, 2022 through April 28, 2023]  

The fee is $375 for members and $410 f
or non-members for the three-day workshop.

​Lunch will be provided each day with registration. 

Attendance in this workshop is limited to 20 participants. Registration ​priority is given to Iowa Watercolor Society members. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. 

A supply list, reference photo, and step by step image handouts for both "Rose and Glass Bowl" and "Little Tangerine" will be provided to each registrant before the workshop.

​Cancellation Policy: April 19, 2023 was the last date to cancel a registration for a full refund.



About Soon Y. Warren  AWS, NWS


Soon Y. Warren is a full-time artist and teacher. She was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1987. Soon has an associate degree in commercial art from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia, and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), Southern Watercolor Society (SW), Texas Watercolor Society (TWS), and Society of Watercolor Artists (SWA). 


Soon paints in both oil and watercolor. She is also a talented teacher in her mediums. Her favorite subjects are those found in nature: people, an animal, trees, a tangerine, pear, Oriental poppy, iris or something of intrigue at the moment. Flowers from her gardens often become models for paintings.


She says: "I'm inspired by the beauty and complexity of nature and our surroundings. I try to paint the essence of subjects and my sincere feeling for nature."


Soon has won numerous awards and honors including NWS Purchase Awarded with Silver Star (top award); SWA Best of Show and Peoples Choice Awards; and NSW Juried Merchandise Award and Exhibition and national traveling show. In 2014, her recognition went international with Best of Show International SWA. Several of her works were part of a trilateral exhibition at the South Korean Embassy with works from artists selected by Watercolor USA. Featured artists were from Japan, South Korea and the USA. 

She has been featured in International Artist Magazine; Southwest Artist Magazine including being named “Top 21 Artists in US over 31” in November 2009; Watercolor Artist Magazine including cover Jan -Feb, 2009; North Light Books including cover every year since 2000; Watercolor Magic magazine; and Artist’s Magazine every year since 2005. Soon and her paintings have published in a top art book, Splash, every year since Splash 8 through current Splash 19. She was the cover for it in 2014. They named her one of US’s top 15 watercolorists in the last 20 years. 


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