10 Skillshare classes you should watch

Skillshare is an online learning community with courses in many different categories (arts, entrepreneurship, technology, lifestyle…). You can access all courses with just one yearly/monthly subscription (that is, you don’t have to pay for each individual course!).

Courses are short and easy to follow (from 20 minutes to 2 hours), so they are great to discover new things, and if you are interested in the subject, you can learn more with other courses in that same category.

Would you like to try it for free? Many artists offer two months premium trials – no commitments, cancel anytime – so you can check if it is what you are looking for. Also, the courses you watch during that free trial will be always available, even if you go back to a free account. Just make sure that you set your alarms, or you’ll be charged when the free trial is over!


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Calligraphy

There are many calligraphy courses, depending on the tool you are using. There are two interesting courses for brush pen and pointed pen (dip pen) calligraphy. They also have different templates, so you can easily follow them from home.

Modern Brush Calligraphy
Learn basic strokes, writing lowercase and uppercase, and how to connect letters to form a word with your brush pens (and then, break the rules and develop your own style!)

Modern Script Calligraphy
Learn how to use your nibs! From materials and setting up a workspace to basic shapes, line widths, movement, and connecting individual letters.

Lettering

I’ve watched over 30 lettering classes on Skillshare! And I learn something new every time. You can start with these two amazing classes, and when you finish them, Skillshare will recommend similar classes that you’ll love. Cool, huh?

The golden secrets of hand-lettering
This class is a great starting point for anyone that wants to learn the beautiful art of drawing words. Plus, who doesn’t love Martina Flor?

Level-up your Script lettering
Script lettering is really your thing? Then you need to watch this class. Best tips I’ve ever heard to bring your lettering to the next level.

Watercolor

Skillshare is the reason why I love watercolors so much! One of my favorite artists is Yasmina Create, and I recommend all her classes (especially the ones about cute/kawaii style drawings).

Ink and Watercolor magic

Join Yasmina in 5 step by step illustrations that will level up your illustration skills, or get you started if you are a beginner.

This course by Ana Victoria Calderón is also a great way to get to know your watercolors. And it’s all about leaves!

Loose Watercolor Leaves
A fun, care-free, simple class, designed to help you relax while painting beautiful watercolor leaves.

Photography for social media

If you’re thinking about upgrading your Instagram to make it look more professional, or visually appealing, you need this class!

Edit perfect images with your phone
Cut your editing time with Peggy’s recipe for photo editing. She’ll show you the only three (free) editing apps that you’ll ever need.

This one is a bit longer, but great to get you started in digital photography with your smartphone. And the pictures you’ll see in the lessons are just amazing.

Iphone Photography
Learn all the basics of professional iPhone photography (or similar smartphone) in this course as well as plenty of tips and tricks

Procreate

And if you are looking for something to make the most out of your iPad, these are my favorite Procreate classes. Once you know the basics, you can use Procreate for any kind of project!

Intro to Procreate
All you need to know about brushes, layers, selection tools, masks, adding text… in just one place!

Procreate animation
Learn how to create GIFs adding simple, easy motion to the illustrations you already have, with a bunch of fun step by step examples.


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