Stained Glass Trees

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Carla Sonheim is a painter, illustrator, and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help students discover a spontaneous, playful approach to creating. Carla offers online art lessons in drawing, painting and mixed-media. Her goal is that students create art that is true to their own style. Carla teaches art students and working artists, her courses may not suit younger students so please do your own due-diligence before signing up.

In 2017 NCHENZ offered Fairy Tale Summer. This year NCHENZ has negotiated a subscription to Stained Glass Trees. This online couse has no expiry date and the lessons will be available indefinitely. You can find out more in this video clip. This is a self-study course and the enrolment fee covers the whole family.

The cost is $54 per family. The subscription will begin on 3rd December 2019 and has no expiry date, so you can take as long as you wish to complete the course (eg. 8 weeks or 2 years, it’s up to you).

We can only start as one large group of 30+, and no individual families can be added after we start. The close off date for this offer is Friday 29th November. If we don’t make our minimum number of 30 enrolments then your subscription fee will be refunded in full by 3rd December 2019.


What art supplies will I need?

A list of original resources can be found on Carla’s website under the Supplies tab.


Enrolment process:

Complete the form and then make payment (account details are below the form). To take up this offer you must be a member of NCHENZ. Membership is free and very easy to complete, go to our Family Membership form. The Fairy Tale Summer subscription can be used for all family members in your household.

*If you don’t know your NCHENZ membership number click here to request it. You can still go ahead and subscribe to Fairy Tale Summer, just comment on the form below that you have made a request for your membership number.


Enrol here:

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$54 per family
Kiwibank account 38-9014-0162108-02
Account name: National Council of Home Educators NZ Inc
Reference: Your last name and “trees”

Note, if you make a manual over-the-counter deposit at the bank then please add an additional $3 as this is what the bank charges NCHENZ.


Refund policy:

The NCHENZ policy is not to give refunds if you change your mind after making payment unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you feel you have exceptional reasons for requesting a refund, please write to the NCHENZ Committee at within seven days of receiving your log in details and they will consider your request. After seven days it is unlikely that a refund will be approved because NCHENZ will have paid the supplier for your subscription. In the case where a refund is approved, the funds will be paid to the original payer only and a NZ bank account number must be provided. An administration fee of $5/subscription will be deducted from all refunds.


Please note:

While NCHENZ is appreciative of being able to offer the Stained Glass Trees subscription to members, please note that this should not be seen as an endorsement or promotion of the program. We offer this as a service to our members simply because the opportunity has arisen and we think our members will be interested.

At a glance …

  • Stained Glass Trees is $54 per family
  • Start date is 3rd December 2019, there is no expiry date (the lessons remain available indefinitely)
  • The offer closes on Friday 29th November, no late comers can be accommodated
  • To enrol fill in the form below
  • You must be home educating (or intending to) and a member of NCHENZ
  • Pay to Kiwibank account 38-9014-0162108-02