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3 Lessons – $25

Draw, paint and sew a menagerie of cats in your unique style! Carla Sonheim will show you how to conjure kitties galore using watercolor, markers, acrylics, mixed-media and fabric. The class is bite-sized (to fit in a lunch hour) and you’ll work quickly in a loose and expressive way, pulling feline inspiration from real life, photos, and your own imagination. As an extra treat, you’ll learn how to transform your creations into cat pillows!

TEACHER: Carla Sonheim

Class Description

A 3-Lesson, “bite-sized” class!!

Cat lovers unite!

In this drawing and painting class you will become the cat lady (or gentleman!) you never-wanted-but-secretly-DO-want to be, with cats, cats, and more cats in your home and sketchbooks.

We will create a menagerie of imaginary cats wit  watercolors, markers, acrylics, and fabric! Each lesson includes a short drawing assignment and a main mixed-media lesson. Watching cat videos optional.

Join me!

(Of course dog lovers are welcome to join, too!)

Class Itinerary

Lesson 1: Watercolor & Imagination

Layered watercolor cat “blob” paintings & a gaggle of kitties from imagination

Lesson 2: Markers & Life

Loose, expressive cats and drawing from photos and life

Lesson 3: Acrylics & Fabric

The quickest acrylic paintings you’ll ever make, and a “bonus” cat pillow lesson








  1. pen and sketchbook
  2. 1-2 pieces of watercolor paper cut or torn down to about 7″ x 10″
  3. watercolors
  4. #12 round brush
  5. 1″ flat brush
  6. pencil
  7. white paint pen
  8. selection of markers (can be water soluble or permanent, or both)
  9. a soft pastel or a piece of vine charcoal
  10. light-colored acrylic paint
  11. watercolor paper

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.

Nuts & Bolts

This class is totally free. To access it, simply click on the Add to Cart button and go through the checkout process. You’ll be able to take this class in your Online Classroom. And if you liked this class, be sure to checkout the other free Kids Art Week classes as well some of our paid classes.