Class Includes Lifetime Access, Instructor Feedback, Online Community, 45 Minutes of Video & More!

3 Lessons – $21.25 $25

Draw, paint and sew a menagerie of cats in your unique style! Carla 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 now available as a self-study class.
  • Immediately upon class signup, you will receive access to the class videos and corresponding materials.
  • 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.