Flower Crazy Mini

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

3 Lessons – $0.00

In this three-lesson mini class you’ll create a greenhouse of imaginary flowers! Carla Sonheim shows you how to develop a unique flower vocabulary using watercolors, markers, colored pencils, white ink, white gesso and pencil on watercolor paper.

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Class Description

In this three-lesson mini class we will create a greenhouse of imaginary flowers while working with watercolors, markers, colored pencils, white ink, white gesso and pencil on watercolor paper.

Class Itinerary

Lesson 1: Flower Blast
Flower vocabulary with markers, colored pencils, transparent watercolor layers

Lesson 2: Imaginary Flowers
Mark-making with watercolors, white ink, pencil

Lesson 3: Flower Bursts
Fast and loose with watercolors, gesso, pencil

Plus, there is a bonus optional drawing assignment (blog post, no video).

Join this fun class today!


• a small set of watercolors (tube or pan, either is fine!)
• white gesso (I prefer the Golden brand, as it is a little thicker than some of the others)
• two flat brushes, one about 1/4″ and one about 3/4″
• one #12 round watercolor brush
• pencil (a regular 2B or mechanical pencil)
• an eraser (I like kneaded rubber erasers)
• small set of inexpensive colored permanent markers (I like Sharpies)
• one or two very light-colored Copic markers (or similar alcohol based or just something very light, like light gray)
• watersoluable markers (these can be anything, even very inexpensive kid’s markers)
• a few colored pencils, colors you like
• white acrylic ink (I use “FW Acrylic Ink #011″) Link: http://www.daler-rowney.com/content/fw-artists-inks
• half sheet of 140# hot press watercolor paper or similar (I like Fabriano) Link: http://www.dickblick.com/products/fabriano-artistico-traditional-white-watercolor-paper/

• spray fixative (I like Krylon UV Resistant clear)

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.
“Thank you Carla for this very excellent class. I always manage to learn so much from your wonderful teaching.” — Guila L.G.
“Carla, this was a vey great and inspiring class, it was fun to do and balsam for my soul in a hard week! Your assignments make life so happy!” — Silk R.
“I am still making crazy flowers! I find them very meditative and there is no wrong way to make an imaginary flower!” — Patti S.