Flower Crazy 2

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

8 Lessons – $72.25 $85

Flower Crazy 2 is about inventing imaginary flowers and creating paintings using a wide range of mixed media techniques. In this eight-lesson class, Carla Sonheim demonstrates working with watercolors, chalk markers, Swedish Tracing Paper collage, kneaded rubber eraser stamping, stenciling, white ink, matte media and more.

Now available as a self-study class.

TEACHER: Carla Sonheim

Class Description

Hi! It might be cold and rainy in my neck of the woods, but NOT here inside my studio! Here we have imaginary flowers!

In this 8-lesson class we will create 8-10 flower paintings, working with watercolors, chalk markers, Swedish Tracing Paper collage, kneaded rubber eraser stamping, stenciling, white ink, matte media, charcoal, and pencil on watercolor paper.

This follow-up/companion class of one of my first online classes, “Flower Crazy.” (See “Flower Crazy Mini.”)

Class Itinerary

Lesson 1 – Experimenting with watercolor scraping and pen and ink (line quality).

Lesson 2 – Experimenting with watercolor mark-making; create an all-over flower pattern.

Lesson 3 – Kneaded rubber eraser stamping; work on three paintings combining the four techniques of Week 1.

Lesson 4 – Creating collage flowers using Swedish Tracing Paper.

Lesson 5 – Stenciling technique (to bring together the tough ones); shading and highlighting tips.

Lesson 6 – Flower building exercise; start two larger paintings with wet-on-wet watercolor technique.

Lesson 7 – Collage and watercolor layering

Lesson 8 – Final Touches



Note: These are the supplies that will be demoed in the class videos, but you are welcome to substitute any supplies with those you already have on hand.

  • Watercolor paper, about two 22″x30″ sheets, 140# hot press (smooth)
  • #12 round brush, 1/2″ flat brush (or similar)
  • Watercolor set (pan or tube)
  • Pilot Parallel Pen (3.8)
  • Large Chalk markers, 2-3 colors (can substitute paint pens)
  • White paint pen
  • Swedish Tracing Paper
  • Kneaded rubber eraser (large)
  • Stamp pads, several colors
  • Matte medium
  • One sheet card stock (heavy computer paper), tape
  • Vine charcoal
  • Pencil
  • White acrylic ink (white nail polish works, too)
  • Blue painter’s tape
  • A selection of items to make marks with: old credit card, sticks, straws, plastic knives, etc.
  • A selection of items found in your house to make textures with: shells, flatware, beads, etc.
  • Optional: spray fixative

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.