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Online workshop hosted by Terracotta 

I am thrilled to share that I'll be demonstrating at the World of Watercolor Conference
2024 alongside @terracotta.art! Join us for this immersive online event where
participants will revolutionize their grasp of watercolor across four incredible days.

Explore innovative techniques, uncover fresh perspectives on watercolor, and draw
inspiration for expressing your narratives through art. I can't wait to connect with you all
at the event! Click on the link in my bio to learn more and sign up for the World of
Watercolor 2024! Use the code soan2024 at checkout to save $50 on your purchase!

Available to book here 

Painting Animal Markings

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Online watercolour workshop hosted by Terracotta 

26th October 2023

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Cafe Painting Workshop

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Hosted by Studio 56 Boutique 

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Available here 

 

Knowing Your Watercolours Mentorship 

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Online watercolour mentorship, hosted by Terracotta 
 
October 2023 - March 2024
 
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South African Wildlife Explorer Workshop 

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Online watercolour workshop hosted by Terracotta 

Available here

 

Art of the Limited Palette 

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Online watercolour workshop hosted by Studio 56 Boutique 

Available here 

 

Watercolour Live - Jan 26th-28th 2023 

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Online workshop hosted by Streamline Publishing 

 

Terracotta Watercolour Workshop 

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Online workshop hosted by Terracota 

 

Painting Portraits in Watercolour


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Online watercolour workshop hosted by Studio 56 Boutique.

Available here 

 

Happy Elephants

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Online watercolour workshop hosted by Studio 56 Boutique.

Available here.

 

Painting Wildlife in Watercolour

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Online watercolour workshop hosted by Studio 56 Boutique.

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Figures on the Beach

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Online watercolour workshop hosted by Studio 56 Boutique.

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Painting Figures Quickly

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Online watercolour workshop hosted by Studio 56 Boutique.

Available here.

 

Figure Painting in Watercolour

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Online watercolour workshop hosted by Studio 56 Boutique.

 

 

Painting Elephants and Other Animals

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Enjoy a two-day watercolour workshop with Hazel Soan, to celebrate her new book “Learn to Paint Wildlife Quickly”. Elephants will be the main subject for the paintings, but the workshop is not really about painting elephants, it is about painting watercolour, using these iconic African animals as a way to explore how form is represented with light and shade and how colours blend and layer to make tertiary greys. The tuition will encompass shape and form, tone and colour, wet-into-wet technique, the properties of pigments and the art of the limited palette, and doubtless more besides as Hazel shares her love of watercolour and her love of elephants! Due to previous demand, the workshop will be repeated twice, if you are interested, please make clear which session you wish to attend.


Dates: Wed & Thurs 7/8th June OR Sat & Sun 10/11th June 2023


Time: 10.00am-5.30pm each day with lunch break 1pm-2.30pm


Venue: Soan Studio, Crookham Road, Fulham, London SW6 4EG


Tel: 0207 736 4880

Workshop Price: £295 + 20%VAT per person = £354

Nearest tube Parsons Green (District Line to Wimbledon). Buses 14 or 414. Metered Parking via RingGo app 9am-5pm, Sunday free parking.

Participants must bring their own watercolour materials (paints, palette, paper, brushes) inc colours listed below. Drawing board and kitchen roll are supplied and we have a number of water pots if you wish to reserve. We suggest you bring 100% cotton paper in order to create the same effects (eg Saunders Waterford/Arches/Fabriano, Khadi) pref. rough or NOT (cold pressed)
surface, biggish brushes, preferably sable, imitation sable or other natural hair and Artist quality watercolours. (Hazel uses Schmincke Horadam Watercolours). 

Colours: Aureolin and Indian Yellow (ie a warm and cool transparent yellow). Prussian Blue/Phthalo Blue and Ultramarine Finest (ie a cool and warm transparent blue). Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Red Middle (ie a cool and warm red). Yellow Ochre, Burnt/Transparent Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Light Red (ie a range of earth colours). Schmincke Violet, Translucent Orange, (ie single pigment secondaries), Sepia Brown optional. 

Hazel will have some Saunders Waterford sketchblocks (4 sizes) available for purchase at the studio, pre order recommended. The Hazel Soan Signature Edition Schmincke palette is available by pre-order only, price £119.99. Please let us know in advance if you wish to buy any items so we can ensure supply. The workshop takes place at Hazel’s Studio Gallery, just off the Fulham Road. Soft drinks are available throughout the day. Hot drinks are not provided as there are lots of coffee shops and restaurants close by and you are welcome to pop out any time. You are also welcome to bring a thermos and packed lunch. If you are staying overnight there is a Premier Inn at Putney Bridge, 10 mins walk away.


Enquiries and bookings: please contact Hazel Soan by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Weekend Watercolour Workshop

The Art of the Limited Palette

Dates:

Sat&Sun 10th/11th September 2022 

Sat&Sun 17th/18th September 2022

Times: 10 am - 5.15 pm each day, lunch break 1pm-2.15pm

This two-day watercolour workshop is designed to accompany my new book, 'Hazel Soan’s Art of the Limited Palette' (published August)The use of as few colours as possible in each painting has been my watercolour mantra ever since I learned about pigments. The limited palette promotes vibrant painting, enables efficient mixing and ensures harmony, allowing concentration on all the other things. Reference imagery will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own.

Due to demand, the workshop will be repeated over two weekendsif you are interested please mention the weekend you prefer. 

 

Venue: Soan Studio, Crookham Road, Fulham, London SW6 4EG

Tel: 0207 736 4880

 

Workshop Price: £291.66 + VAT per person = £350

Materials: Participants must bring their own watercolour materials (paints, palette, paper, brushes etc). The list of colours to bring will be emailed to participants nearer the time, along with some photographic reference. Drawing boards and kitchen roll are supplied. I have a limited number of water pots.

Please bring 100% cotton paper, rough surface, if you wish to create similar effects (eg Saunders Waterford/Arches/Fabriano) and preferably sable brushes/ imitation sable/or other natural hair, in sizes 8/10/12 and ¾ inch flat brush and rigger.

I do have some Saunders Waterford sketchblocks (4 sizes) available for purchase at the studio and can order the Hazel Soan Signature Edition Schmincke palette. Please let me know in advance if you wish to buy any items to ensure supply on the day. 

The workshop takes place at my Studio Gallery in Fulham, London, just off the Fulham Road. Soft drinks are available throughout the day but hot drinks are not provided. You are welcome to bring a thermos and packed lunch, and there are lots of coffee shops and restaurants close by along the Fulham Road.

 

Nearest tube Parsons Green (District Line to Wimbledon) Buses 14 and 414.  

Metered Parking via Ringo app Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday free parking.

If staying overnight there is a Premier Inn at Putney Bridge, 10 mins walk away.

 

GAME OF TONES: Light & Shade in Watercolour

16th/17th Nov and 23rd/24th Nov 2019

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This two-day workshop reinforces the importance of tonal values. 2019 saw the publication of Hazel’s book on Light and Shade in Watercolour, a subject dear to her heart. This workshop aims to help you establish credible tonal relationships, a key ingredient of successful watercolour paintings. Reference imagery will be provided and you are welcome to bring along your own reference too.

Due to previous workshops being over-subscribed, I am offering the same workshop on two consecutive weekends.

Dates: Sat/Sun 16th/17th Nov 2019 and Sat/Sun 23rd/24th Nov 2019

Time: 9.30am-5.30pm each day with lunch break from 1pm-2.15pm

Venue: Soan Studio, Crookham Road, Fulham, London SW6 4EG

Nearest tube Parsons Green (District Line to Wimbledon). Buses 14 or 414. Metered parking on Saturday from 9am-5pm (currently £2.20 per hour) Sunday free parking.

Price: £280 + VAT per person = £336

Suggested Colours (Hazel uses Schmincke Horadam and some W&N Artist/Professional): Aureolin and Indian Yellow (ie a warm and cool transparent yellow), Prussian Blue and Ultramarine Finest (ie a cool and warm transparent blue), Alizarin Crimson/Ruby Red(Permanent Rose) and Cadmium Red Middle (ie a cool and warm red) Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber (ie earth colours), Sepia Brown, Dark Blue Indigo, Violet, Translucent Orange, Cerulean, Cobalt Blue, Titanium White, Chinese white.

Participants need to bring their own watercolour materials (paints, palette, paper, brushes and waterpots), the colours are listed below. A materials list is available if required. Drawing board and kitchen roll are supplied. Some water pots are available, if you do not wish to carry but please let us know. Please bring 100% cotton paper in order to create the same effects (eg Saunders Waterford, Arches, Fabriano) pref. rough surface, bigger brushes, sable (or other hair).

Saunders Waterford sketchblocks (4 sizes) are available for purchase at the studio. The Hazel Soan Signature Edition Schmincke palette is also available, price £94.99 , and we have a limited number of Sable Brush sets (£105). Please let us know in advance if you wish to buy any items so we can ensure supply.

The workshop is held at Hazel’s Studio Gallery in Fulham, London, just off the Fulham Road in the Parsons Green area. Soft drinks will be available throughout the day but food and hot drinks are not available. You are welcome to bring a thermos and packed lunch, and there are lots of coffee shops and restaurants close by along the Fulham Road. Feel free to go out and get a coffee or tea at any time.

Accommodation is not included.

Suggested accomodations:

Enquiries: please contact Hazel on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0207 736 4880 and leave a message and telephone number.

 

Weekend Watercolour Workshop:

Wet-into-wet technique, African theme

17th/18th Nov and 24th/25th Nov 2018

Watercolour is a swift and fluid medium ideal for painting African wildlife and people. The aim of this two-day workshop is to explore the possibilities offered by the wet-into-wet technique and to enable fresh, lively and attractive watercolours.

Suggested Colours: Aureolin and Indian Yellow (ie a warm and cool transparent yellow), Prussian Blue and Ultramarine Finest (ie a cool and warm transparent blue), Alizarin Crimson/Ruby Red(Permanent Rose) and Cadmium Red Middle (ie a cool and warm red) Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber (ie earth colours), Sepia Brown, Dark Blue Indigo, Violet, Translucent Orange, poss. Cerulean, Cobalt Blue, Quinachridone Red.

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

 

Watercolour Painting at Gravetye Manor

Tuesday 26th June 2018 – 10.00am to 5.00pm

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.

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.

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

 

Weekend Watercolour Workshop 

Lively, Fresh Watercolour

18th/19th Nov and 25th/26th Nov 2017

Watercolour is a fluid and attractive medium in itself, yet keeping watercolour paintings lively and fresh is never as easy as it sounds! The temptation to overwork is ever present. To coincide with my latest publications, “Learn to Paint People Quickly (Book & DVD) and African Watercolours Revisited (DVD), this workshop explores watercolour painting in lively, animated ways, through the ideal subject matter of people and African wildlife. Reference material will be provided.

Suggested Colours: Aureolin, Indian Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Translucent Orange, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Sepia Brown, Dark Blue Indigo, Prussian Blue, Cerulean, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Finest, Phthalo Turquoise, Violet, Alizarin Crimson, Ruby Red(Permanent Rose), Cadmium Red Middle, Quinachridone Red.

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

 

Watercolour Painting at Gravetye Manor

Tuesday 6th June 2017 – 10.00am to 5.00pm

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.

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

19th/20th Nov and 26th/27th Nov 2016

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.

Suggested colours: 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.

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