Watercolour Painting with Hazel Soan at Gravetye Manor

Tuesday 6th June 2017 – 10.00am – 5.00pm FULL


Join us in the spectacular gardens at Gravetye for a day guided by professional watercolour artist Hazel Soan. Enjoy the elegant serenity of the Manor whilst creating your own masterpiece in the heart of the enchanting and historic estate with the assistance of Hazel’s expertise.

Hazel Soan is known internationally for her fresh, vibrant watercolours. She exhibits and travels widely, and her collectors span the world. The author of many books on watercolour, she became a household name as one of the Art Experts on the television programme 'Watercolour Challenge'.

Hazel has her own studio gallery in Fulham and, on occasion, offers masterclasses to share her passion and expertise. Gravetye itself is fortunate enough to display some of Hazel’s beautiful work.

All painting abilities are welcome. The group size will be kept small to ensure maximum attention from Hazel.

10.00am Coffee and pastries will be served on arrival. Get to know Hazel and your fellow artists.

10.30am Hazel will begin the day with a short demo and will share her techniques for a successful watercolour painting.

11.30am You will begin your painting with the guidance and assistance of Hazel.

1.30pm An informal lunch with wine will be served.

2.30pm The workshop will continue after lunch, with tea and cake served during the afternoon.

5.00pm The day ends. If you are travelling from abroad or have a longer trip planned, we would be pleased to wrap up the painting and post it to your home.

Participants need to bring their own painting equipment to this special event - a materials list will be provided as a guide.

£150.00 per person, inclusive of a day’s workshop with Hazel and your painting to take home, morning coffee and pastries, an informal lunch, tea and cake during the afternoon and soft drinks throughout the day.

To book this event please visit Reception, call Gravetye Events team on 01342 810567, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Full prepayment will be required at time of booking.

Weekend Watercolour Workshop  

Creating a balanced palette of colours

Colour choices and colour combinations are the foundation of successful watercolour painting. A well-rounded set of colours in the palette ensures good colour choices at a moment’s notice and makes using a limited number of colours in any one painting easier to ensure.

This workshop is suitable for both practiced artists and beginners. It will cover a variety of watercolour techniques, using the range of colours listed below. The aim is to reinforce good practice and an understanding of colour and pigments. Reference material will be provided.

Schmincke have asked me to create the Hazel Soan Signature Edition palette with their Fine Artist Watercolours, Horadam Aquarell. The result is 8 full pans and 8 half pans in an enamel folding palette which I am delighted to recommend and excited to demonstrate. There is no obligation to use the same brand of colours but if you would like a set, it can be ordered for the workshop.


The workshop is being held at Hazel’s Studio Gallery in Fulham, just off the Fulham Road in the Parsons Green area.


Aureolin, Indian Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Sepia Brown, Dark Blue Indigo, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Cerulean, Cobalt Blue Deep, Ultramarine Finest, Mauve, Alizarin Crimson, Ruby Red(Permanent Rose), Cadmium Red Middle.

We do have some Sable brush sets and Saunders Waterford sketchblocks, available for purchase. The Hazel Soan Signature Edition Schmincke palette is available price £89.99 but we will have limited stock so please let us know in advance if you wish to buy one so we can ensure supply.

Please bring 100% cotton paper in order to be able create the same effects (eg Saunders Waterford/Arches) pref. rough surface.

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