Bundled Courses: Character Drawing and The Free Hand with Sunny Carvalho

In this Bundle option you will have the opportunity to learn Sunny's signature character drawing techniques as well as her sought after The Free Hand sewing course. Both of these courses are sold separately but you can save money by purchasing the bundle option. Read below to learn about each course and what they have to offer. Scroll to the bottom of this page for the Free Promo videos and personal interviews!

"Character Drawing with Sunny Carvalho"

Create Arts Online is thrilled to present Sunny Carvalho and her signature character drawing online course called “Character Drawing with Sunny Carvalho.”

In this course Sunny breaks down how to create her whimsical and expressive characters by using a step-by-step process. She will guide you through the process of making them come to life with your own style and creative voice.

You will start by learning how to draw simple shapes that can evolve into faces and expressions for use in your artwork. Sunny demonstrates how each shape she draws can become a person or animal with so much personality. Once you have mastered these techniques you will be able to transfer these skills to all of Sunny’s courses here at Create Arts Online.

We highly recommend this course as a first step before diving into any of Sunny’s other courses that include “Watercolor Absurdity" and “Whimsical Character Painting." This course is included as a bundle option with any of the above courses for a special price.

Sunny is such a talented and versatile mixed media artist. We are so fortunate to be able to share her talents here at Create Arts Online and we hope you will want to come along and learn with Sunny in her online course.

"The Free Hand with Sunny Carvalho"

Create Arts Online is excited to present Sunny Carvalho in her highly sought after online journey into freehand stitching and drawing with your sewing machine.

Before you begin this fun and creative adventure, Sunny highly recommends watching her “Character Drawing” online course if you do not already draw your own characters. Sunny’s “Character Drawing” course can be purchased separately or as part of a bundle option with this course.

Sunny intentionally titled this course “The Free Hand” to share how she has developed this method of drawing her unique and expressive characters intuitively with a sewing machine and thread.

Sunny’s signature technique of creating with fabric, thread, and a sewing machine is a one of a kind technique. Sunny has never taught this in a live setting and is so excited to finally be able to share it with all her eager and enthusiastic students. You will have an “over shoulder” view with a very detailed and close up perspective. She shares the step-by-step process of how she creates her characters on the sewing machine, and you will not miss a stitch.

Sunny starts with the type of fabrics and supplies she prefers, including her favorite threads. You will watch in real time as Sunny shares many tips and tricks on how each part of the process can be a success. Sunny starts with demonstrating a “practice section” to help you get warmed up. Once you are ready to start sewing your characters, Sunny breaks down this process to give you the most gratifying and achievable experience!

In the end you will be creating both finished pieces and decorative elements. The designs are limitless and addictive!

Sunny includes a list of her favorite tools, materials, and resources as well as a step-by-step PDF of how she creates her felted wool.



Your Instructor


Sunny Carvalho
Sunny Carvalho

Sunny Carvalho is a mixed media artist living in Pinson, Alabama amid the chaos of too many art supplies. Focusing on functional yet whimsical ceramic ware, hand-sculpted ceramic pendants, freehand stitched characters and mixed media paintings, her quirky characters have found their way into many of the mixed media magazines and books. With an emphasis on the joy of everyday living, her work reflects the humor and oddity of the unique characters residing in her head as they deal with pets, situations, and each other. She began her mixed media career as an instructor with Artfest (a groundbreaking retreat near Seattle that launched the careers of many internationally known artists and had it's final retreat in 2012). Sunny continues to teach live but is thrilled to partner with Create Arts Online and bring her signature works to an online platform.


Course Curriculum


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Courses Included with Purchase



The Free Hand with Sunny Carvalho
This Course is Sew Awesome!
Sunny Carvalho
$59.97
Character Drawing with Sunny Carvalho
Sunny Shares Secrets: Sure Success!
Sunny Carvalho
$24.97

Original Price: $84.94


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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