5 Amazing Skillshare Classes for Bloggers and Creatives

May 07 2016

Taking classes on Skillshare has not only been rejuvenating but has also helped me hone my skills and better my art. I have taken multiple classes during this past year and here are the 5 Skillshare classes that I absolutely loved and would recommend for you. Click to read more!

If you are an active part of the creative community, you have most definitely heard of Skillshare classes. Developing skills outside of your business or job can be really refreshing, relaxing and can be a great for your creativity as well. As much as I love writing designing brands, writing code during the day, I love to unwind and spend my evenings practicing calligraphy or splashing some watercolor paints here and there. Last year, when I was at the beginning stages of my business, I had a lot of time to learn and explore new creative skills and so I bought a subscription to Skillshare.

Personally for me, as a designer and blogger, taking classes on Skillshare has not only been rejuvenating but has also helped me hone my skills and better my art. I have taken multiple classes during this past year and here are the 5 Skillshare classes that I absolutely loved and would recommend for you:

Molly Jacques – Modern Calligraphy:

Taking classes on Skillshare has not only been rejuvenating but has also helped me hone my skills and better my art. I have taken multiple classes during this past year and here are the 5 Skillshare classes that I absolutely loved and would recommend for you. Click to read more!

If you are interested in learning calligraphy, this is a great class to get started with the basics. Starting from composing an alphabet to developing your own style, the very talented calligrapher, Molly Jacques teaches everything step by step in this crash course.

Elizabeth Olwen – Surface Pattern Design :Taking classes on Skillshare has not only been rejuvenating but has also helped me hone my skills and better my art. I have taken multiple classes during this past year and here are the 5 Skillshare classes that I absolutely loved and would recommend for you. Click to read more!

 

Have you ever thought about creating patterns for fabrics, wallpapers, stationery etc.? If yes, you will love this class by Elizabeth Olwen, a surface pattern designer from Canada as she takes us through creating repeating patterns using Adobe Illustrator.

Teela Cunnigham – Waterbrush Lettering:

 

Taking classes on Skillshare has not only been rejuvenating but has also helped me hone my skills and better my art. I have taken multiple classes during this past year and here are the 5 Skillshare classes that I absolutely loved and would recommend for you. Click to read more!

As a kid I always loved playing with watercolors – not for painting, but playing pranks. Now as an adult, the love still continues but I use it for it is meant for – painting. You ‘ll love this waterbrush lettering class from Teela Cunnigham that combines both brush lettering and watercolors.

Meg Lewis – Basics of Photoshop:Taking classes on Skillshare has not only been rejuvenating but has also helped me hone my skills and better my art. I have taken multiple classes during this past year and here are the 5 Skillshare classes that I absolutely loved and would recommend for you. Click to read more!

Photoshop is a powerful tool used by everyone from professional photographers to graphic designers to bloggers. If working with Photoshop seems intimidating to you, this class by Meg Lewis covers the fundamentals of photoshop thereby making you comfortable to work with the tool quick and easy.

Brad Woodward –  Learn the Ins and Outs of Illustrator :’

Taking classes on Skillshare has not only been rejuvenating but has also helped me hone my skills and better my art. I have taken multiple classes during this past year and here are the 5 Skillshare classes that I absolutely loved and would recommend for you. Click to read more!

Adobe Illustrator is a super useful tool for all creatives – designers, calligraphers, artists – you name it. In this 2 hours class, designer Brad Woodward teaches tips, tricks and methods to create your own artwork using Adobe Illustrator. A super useful class if you want to learn AI from scratch.

There you have it. If you are on the fence about investing in Skillshare – I’d say go for it. Sign up for their trial and see  how you like it. I also saw that they had a limited time offer going on – you can get three months of their premium for just $1 if you sign up by clicking here. I hope you enjoy and learn a lot from Skillshare. Have fun learning!

Which of these classes are you interested in?

Its a referral link, I get a free month if you sign up using my link. But its not about that, I truly love the platform and recommend it! 🙂

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  • Just an FYI for any new students, Molly Jacques other Skillshare classes are no longer available to new Skillshare students. She pulled them months ago, now she offers her own more advanced calligraphy courses through her own site.

    • Hi Monica! Thanks so much for that update. Since I ve been using my account for quite a while now – I havent noticed this change. I ll add the update into the post. You are the best – thank you so much!

  • Hi Chaitra! I was taking a look at your Etsy shop templates and would love to get into selling templates as well during my free time in the summer-do your templates sell well, and if so, how do you promote them so well? (Plus I love your blog haha) <3

    http://www.thejuliakim.com/

    • Hey Julia 🙂 Selling on Etsy is a great idea! I havent been concentrating on Etsy in the past 7 – 8 months, but when I was working on it , the templates were selling really well 🙂 Most of my sales came from Etsy Search and by promoting on my blog. All the best ! And thank you for your kind words. Keep in touch x

      • Thanks so much for the feedback <3 Will do!

  • hillary roberts

    I couldn’t use it before cause I am Deaf but I got my new Cochlear ear Implant and I can understand people again. I am totally checking out that photoshop and the illustrator class!

    • Hi Hillary! 🙂 yes the classes are amazing – I hope you enjoy them. And thanks for reading, I was so happy to see your comment!

  • I did know that skillshare classes existed! This is a great post, I’ve been wanting to get into calligraphy since I taught myself how to paint. Great post!

    • Thanks a lot Felicia 🙂 I am so excited to hear you want to learn calligraphy too – I love it myself!

  • I love Skillshare! I’ve been taking classes since last year and I find them quick and informative. I did publish my own class on drawing patterns about two weeks ago. It’s my first time teaching online but it’s good experience.

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