My name is Carla Sonheim and I am the author of Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun! (Quarry Books, 2010). This book has sold over 100,000 copies, and for this I am very grateful! When my boys were young I taught art in their elementary school classrooms. There I was tasked (happily!) with keeping the lessons both fun AND instructional, and when I began teaching adults a few years later, I continued this approach as I found that many people felt nervous about drawing especially… it helped to keep it FUN! From those two teaching experiences Drawing Lab was born. This “serious and silly” approach sums up what we do with our online classes, too. We partner with 9 artist-teachers, and all of us LOVE to draw, paint and create… and we love to share what we know, too!