Nesties Registration



Hello friends!  I am so happy that you are here!  If you know me, then you know that I love to paint my “nestie” girls!  My first nestie happened in a journal on my drive home from visiting my sister.  After that, I decided to take my journal page to canvas, and the rest is history.  After my first nestie was created, I just couldn’t stop.  I also found that I really enjoy painting birds! My nestie girls have more meaning than just a girl with a nest for hair.  The more that I painted them, the more I realized that they really symbolize who I am as a person.  In this class, I will share with you the story behind my nestie girls.  We will also learn to paint a few of these girls AND some birds!!

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This workshop will run for two weeks.  It will have at least six lessons (possibly more)  and I will be available to you during that entire time!  The lessons will include the following:

  • three different nestie girl and bird projects (raven and owl for sure!)
  • practice bird sketching
  • easy ways to draw and paint a face
  • three different backgrounds
  • and much more 😀

Below are pictures of the projects we will create.


I will be actively involved with the class via Facebook during the two weeks that the class runs and I continue to be available to you after the two weeks are over.  So, if you do not get the projects completed during the first two weeks, don’t worry!  I will still be here for you!  You will gain access to many hours of video in which I walk you through various mixed media techniques.  Any work created in the course is yours to keep or sell!  Whoo Hoo!  You will have life time access to this workshop and all videos will be downloadable.  Join me in my Facebook community with others that are also taking my workshops to share your work and get feedback.

Sign up now!  Due to my level of involvement, space is limited!

Nesties – $64

Register Now!!

***Once you have purchased your workshop, you will receive a password via email within 24-48 hours.  This password will unlock the course for you!  Weekday response times will be closer to 24 hours, and weekends might be closer to 48 hours.  Once you receive your password, you will be able to access all course materials.

Supply List

The list below is only a suggested list!  I always recommend trying to use what you already have unless you really WANT or NEED to go out and buy some new supplies!

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 – 8×10 Cradle Board
  • 2 – 11×14 stretched canvas
  • 1 – 16×20 canvas
  • Journal/mixed media/watercolor paper
  • Various brushes
  • Permanent black ink
  • Matte Medium
  • Charcoal pencil – black and white
  • Neos
  • Colored pencils or pastel pencils – turquoise
  • Graphite
  • Gesso – white and black (or black acrylic)
  • Scrap papers/craft papers
  • Credit card
  • Variety of acrylic paints.  The colors that I used are listed below.  All paints are Golden Heavy Body, unless otherwise stated.
    • Titanium white
    • Carbon black
    • Titan buff
    • Yellow ochre
    • Raw umber
    • Quincacridone Crimson
    • Alizarin Crimson Hue
    • Napthol Red Light
    • Aqua Green – Liquitex Basics
    • Greenish Blue – Amsterdam
    • Napthol Crimson – Liquitex Basics
    • Paynes Gray – Golden Fluid Acrylics


Debbie Wiggan, Australia – “I had the absolute pleasure of painting with Kara during a number of her workshops. One that I did recently was Her Darkest Everything, Although Kara is in the US and I’m in Australia, it still felt like she was in the room painting along with me! Her instructions are clear and you get to see every step of the process – you even learn that things can go wrong for an experienced artist and how to fix them too! Kara’s knowledge of online learning comes through when using her website as it is one of the easiest to navigate that I’ve come across. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to get into a class you’ve purchased, and that doesn’t happen here. Kara has also built a wonderful community of like minded souls – both as teachers and students. We all get to learn from each other and I can’t wait for her new course to come out next year.

Beth Fryer Weatherford, Nashville, TNThis was one of my favorite workshops I’ve ever taken! Kara was thorough in her step by step explanations and always great about answering questions along the way. Can’t wait to take her next workshop!

Cindy Riordan, Mokena IL – Kara’s simple straight forward teaching style was easy to understand and a joy to be a part of. I cannot wait to start my next painting with her in her next class. Thank you Kara!”

Deanna Strachan, Atascadero, CA “I absolutely LOVED learning Kara’s layering technique! It’s amazing how something begins one way and ends up completely different, but you can still see all of the underlying layering and colors. Loved it!!!”