A 10-Year Anniversary Class!

Self-Study Class Includes Lifetime Access,  Online Community & More!

10 Lessons – $72.25 $85.00

Celebrate with us! We hope you can join us for this special class where I will be revisiting, revamping and reinventing some of my favorite and most popular techniques from the past 10 years of online classes. Class will be available as a livestream and in our regular video format with forever access.

Now available as a self-study class. 

TEACHER: Carla Sonheim

Class Description


We are celebrating 10 years of online classes!

In April 2010 we launched our first online class, “The Art of Silliness.” A year later Steve starting filming videos and since then we have produced 75 classes with 20 teachers… about 2,000 videos total!

In this new this class I will be revisiting some of the most popular (and fun) projects I’ve taught online over the last 10 years, as well as taking ideas from Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists and stuff that didn’t make it online. We will be using these techniques (and inventing some new ones) to create A LOT fresh new artwork!

We will be livestreaming directly through our website. Each session will also be recorded and will be available in your account with forever access (in case you can’t make it to the livestream). No special app or signup will be needed. This is a new adventure for us, and I am looking forward to being with you in this more casual format (goofs and all!).

And as always there will be a private Facebook group to share your work, and the opportunity for feedback from the instructor and our vibrant creative community.

We are so grateful to have been able to do this with all of you and our wonderful teachers over the past 10 years, and I hope you can join me in revisiting some old favorites and remind ourselves how important making art is, especially now.


P.S. We will stream M-W-F for three weeks, and then have one final lesson on Friday of the 4th week. (Class Dates: April 13 – May 8, 2020)

P.S.S. Scholarships are available. Click HERE.


Following are just a few things we will do during this four-week class!

Mixed-Media Florals from Flower Crazy

A revamped Crazy Birds drawing exercise

Google Earth-inspired compositions from Year of the Fairy Tale

Watercolor Drip Blobs from Blobimal Artist Books


Toilet Paper and Ink Drawings from Drawing Lab (we will only use a tiny bit of TP!)

A revised and updated  Junk Mail Artist Book

And worksheets from  The Art of Silliness!

Thank you, and I hope you can join in!


Here are the supplies you will need (but please know that in most cases you can substitute art materials with supplies you already have on hand)!

• pencil (I use a mechanical pencil)
• colored pencils
• markers and ink pens, assortment
• watercolors, any kind
• watercolor brushes
• a bunch of watercolor paper (I prefer a hot press, but any kind will work!)
• sketchbook or a bunch of drawing paper
• small set of oil pastels
• crayons
• glue stick
• black ink (can also use watercolor or acrylic)
• acrylic paints
• white gesso
• gel medium (gloss and/or matte)
• brayer

Carla Sonheim

Carla Sonheim is a painter, illustrator, and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help adult students recover a more spontaneous, playful approach to creating.

Carla is the author of three instructional art books, including Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun; Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed-Media Workshop and The Art of Silliness: A Creativity Book for Everyone. In 2012 she co-authored Creative Photography Lab with her husband, Steve Sonheim. They live in Seattle, WA.

• This class will be live streamed at 12noon PST each Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the first three weeks, and on Friday of the last week (10 lessons over 4 weeks)

• A private Facebook group will be available for you to (optionally) share your artwork and enjoy and learn from the artwork of others. You may also email your teacher directly with questions or feedback.

• You will have indefinite access to this class.

• Here is the full schedule:

Week 1
Mon, April 13 – Lesson 1
Wed, April 15 – Lesson 2
Fri, April 17 – Lesson 3

Week 2
Mon, April 20 – Lesson 4
Wed, April 22 – Lesson 5
Fri, April 24 – Lesson 6

Week 2
Mon, April 27 – Lesson 7
Wed, April 29 – Lesson 8
Fri, May 1 – Lesson 9

Week 4
Fri, May 8 – Lesson 10

“It amazes me that you always find new twists. So creative! Never gets boring!” — Sigrid H.
“This has been the best art therapy I could have wished for. I am so inspired again.” — Angelique D.
“Thank you Carla for giving us all these ideas that i never thought of before!! It is all such a new angle and it is so reviving!” — Heleen D.