"Tony Warrens approach to teaching watercolor painting is based on understanding fundamental techniques. What looks to be complicated and difficult is reduced to simple, easy to use steps. The results produce vibrant and clean colors, not the muddy overworked stuff I tend to produce. How refreshing it is to have things explained."
Rod Gibeau, 2019 Petoskey, MI
"Tony Warrens ability to teach is expansive and always amazing. He is an accomplished master in many different media, providng a stunning finish to any endeavor. His desire to create is contagious; coming away from a class leaves joy and an always better appreciation and understanding of watercolor."
Glenda Sinnamon, 2019 Shelby Twp., MI
"Tony Warren is a great watercolor artist. I attended his class for over 5 years. He is a great teacher, giving each student the guidance they need. He is a Master Artist, and a great person."
Beryl Skamiera, (Artist for over 40 years)2019 Marine City, MI
"Having the luxury of 5 days in a workshop with fewer than 10 people was rare, and doing it with a teacher of Tony Warren's skills, experience and passion was unique. My goals were easily met by the end of the week. I was staying up late at night to paint more after class!"
Hugh McKinnon, 2017 Petoskey, MI
"Learned to simplify compositions. Learned a lot by observing and having Tony critique my own paintings in class. Center of interest! Forget small brushes."
Lynn Cowles, 2017 Petoskey, MI
"Excellent class. Felt the instructor truly wanted us to learn and improve. Have never had such attention or had such an enthusiastic instructor. Have learned more in this workshop than any other I have attended. Looking forward to your teaching in Mission Texas at Hildagp Watercolor Society in 2020." Joyce Capen, 2017 Petoskey, MI
"Format is great. I learn from the demonstrations - even when you don't talk. A lot of it is visual for me. Individual critique is valuable." Jim Shrier, 2017 Petoskey, MI
"Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and techniques. My 'take aways' are center of interest - close in on it, directional thrust, sharp edges and duller in the background."
Elain Smiley, 2017 Petoskey, MI
"You are the greatest!! Bottom line, Tony, is that you have a gifted talent, and your work has and will continue to have a profound positive emotional impact on anyone who is lucky enough to be on the receiving end." Vince C. Bandurski, 2001, Grand Blanc, MI
"Tony Warren has been teaching as an independent water color teacher at our store for over 5 years. During his tenure at CREATIVE CORNER, he has developed and maintained a serious following of watercolor artists, who think he is the greatest. His classes have remained full with a waiting list for over 98% for the past 5 years. The students have agreed totally that they have learned more than they had hoped for due to his efforts in the classroom."
John Howington, 1995, Owner of CREATIVE CORNER, Romeo, MI
"Mr. Warren has the God given talent to make people excel their best and students always leave his class feeling pride in their own work as well as a new found respect for the talents and gifts of Mr. Warren." Kathleen Trondle, 1995 Educational Director "MICHAELS", Shelby Twp. ,MI
"Tony has worked in my store as an art teacher for the past two years. He teaches a watercolor class in our store. The class Tony teaches is at the level of a college art course, both through its professionalism and knowledge that our students obtain. Tonys classes are well thougt of in the local art community and are well sought after. We always have a waiting list for them. It's a sincere pleasure to have Tony active in our art program here at Michaels."
Diane DeBruin Kovach, 1993 Manager "MICHAELS", Shelby Twp., MI