Fairy Tale Summer!
(An edited, re-running of 2014’s Year of the Fairy Tale)
with Carla Sonheim
8 weeks, 16 lessons • $149
Class Dates: June 21 – August 11, 2016


Hi! In 2014, I held a year-long online class “Year of the Fairy Tale.” During our year together we drew, painted, and illustrated eight different fairy tales, including “The Frog Princess,” “The Princess & the Pea,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Cinderella,” “The 12 Brothers,” and more!

We had the best year! And by request I’m offering this class again, this time as an 8-week class. Each week you will receive both a drawing/sketchbook assignment and a technique-based, mixed-media project via professionally produced videos (8 weeks = 8 fairy tales)!

If you were part of “Year of the Fairy Tale” and would like to join the fun this summer at no additional cost, please email me at carla[at]carlasonheim.com and I will put you on the list!

Class Itinerary

Week 1 – The Frog Princess
Tu: Drawing Your Princess Character
Th: Mixed-Media Assignment (watercolor,  PanPastel and collage)


Week 2 – Blondine, Bonne Biche & Beau-Minon|
Tu: Draw 100 Flowers
Th: Mixed-Media Assignment (watercolor on Yupo paper)


Week 3 – The Princess & the Pea
Tu: Composition Exercise
Th: Mixed-Media Assignment (acrylics)


Week 4 – Little Red Riding Hood
Tu: Storyboard Exercise
Th: Mixed-Media Assignment (oil pastels & acrylics)


Week 5 – The 12 Brothers
Tu: Draw a Prince
Th: Mixed-Media Assignment (watercolor, gesso, charcoal)


Week 6 – Cinderella
Tu: Design a Dress
Th: Mixed-Media Assignment (collage)


Week 7 – The Magic Horse
Tu: 100 Horse Drawings
Th: Mixed-Media Assignment (acrylics)


Week 8 – The Lily & the Lion
Tu: Draw the Story
Th: Mixed-Media Assignment (crayons & markers)


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How will this work?

First, my goal for all my classes is that students create art that is true to their own style (as opposed to expecting art look like mine). The techniques taught are just starting points and you will incorporate them into your own existing style and what will come out will be fresh and new.

Also, I strive to make sure that every online lesson includes both techniques and the opportunity for personal growth and self expression. “Fairy Tale Summer” will be an online community where participants from all over the world share their work, their thoughts, and encourage each other.


For each of the 8 weeks you’ll receive:

• a PDF with that week’s Fairy Tale/Reading Assignment
• a Drawing/Sketchbook Assignment (each week we’ll pick a focus: the figure, the face, animals, etc.)
• a Step-by-Step Mixed-Media Project (we’ll work with watercolors, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, graphite, collage….)
• Professionally Produced Instructional Videos
• Instructor Feedback: I will be active in the Facebook Forum and available M-F… I will do my best to comment on each post; however, if I miss you due to volume, please just shoot me an email! 😀

Our virtual “classroom” includes a private blog and closed Facebook group.


New to online classes? Check out the “Frequently Asked Questions” page, and here are some recent comments from students:

“In my opinion, you are a gifted instructor, who actually makes art fun, and I look forward to learning more from you.” — Jo

“Your style of teaching is warm, genuine and clear.” — Sheri

“Carla and her co-teachers inspire not just making art but also a sense of community among the students, of whom many have been making art for quite some time and others are new to it. This sense of community shows itself in the way everyone shares art — within a closed group on Facebook — and comments in a wonderful, supportive way.” — Corinne

AND specifically about the this class:

“I’m really having a blast in this class. It’s hard, it’s fun, it’s challenging, it’s frustrating, it’s very satisfying… learning so much and loving seeing all of the amazing work being posted and loving learning these new techniques. Thanks, Carla!” — Helen


• All levels welcome and encouraged to join in!

• Registration fee is good for people living in a single household (a great class to do with your kiddos!)

• If you have any questions at all, please email me at carla[at]carlasonheim.com.

• If you’d like a feel for the supplies you will need for this class, click here.

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Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email immediately. I will log you in to the class with your Paypal email address unless you indicate otherwise.

Thank you again and I hope you can join in!
Carla Sonheim



Love fairy tales and want more? I’m also part of Tamara Laporte’s “Ever After,” with 12 teachers over four months, beginning July 1st! Click HERE for more information!