In our increasingly connected and busy world, it’s important to carve out some time for yourself. One easy to do this is by learning something new. It’s not only good for brain health, but you can engage with the world in ways you didn’t expect. Creative online classes offer ways to try out a technique, refine skills you already have, or even grow your business.
We’re making it easier than ever to start taking classes through e-learning sites like Craftsy and CreativeLive. These places have thousands of courses to try, but it can be overwhelming if you’re casually perusing their selections. We want to help you on your quest for knowledge and have hand-picked creative online classes to try. This includes photography courses such as Fine Art Portraits and painting classes like Bold Techniques for Acrylic Landscapes. We’ve also added a new section if you want to develop your business skills. Try The Art of Selling What You Make this week!
Check out more classes to try below. And if you want even more recommendations, check out what we’ve highlighted in weeks past.
Scroll down to see our picks for this week's creative online classes!
Beautiful Bridal Portraits, Craftsy: Get ready for wedding season by learning how to make a bride look her very best.
Building Your Business: Beautiful Cake Photography, Craftsy: Creative cakes are one of the hottest food trends right now. If you’re a baker, learn how to take high-quality photos of your edible art.
Creating Painterly Photographs, CreativeLive: Add a new dimension to your nature photography by learning techniques and tricks to bring out out its delicate patterns and textures.
Commercial Photography: Taking Product Photos That Sell, Craftsy: “Turn your photos into paychecks” when you learn how to showcase products.
The Essentials for Understanding Light, Craftsy: Lighting is essential in photography. By mastering this, you’ll be able to create beautiful images.
Fine Art Portraits, CreativeLive: There’s no need for flashy photographic equipment or props. Brooke Shaden will show you how to create “gallery-style works of art from scratch.”
Portraits Under Pressure, CreativeLive: Sometimes things go awry when you’re trying to shoot. Learn how to overcome these issues and take great photos.
Art & Craft
Urban Sketching in 15 Minutes a Day, Craftsy: Incorporate sketching into your daily routine—even if you feel too busy to do so!
Mixed Media on Wood, CreativeLive: This beginner-friendly class shows how to start using wood as your canvas for things like doodle and collage.
Landscape Essentials: Skies, Craftsy: Learn how to use oil or acrylic paint to capture the beauty of the sky.
Paint Better Portraits: Realistic Skin Tones, Craftsy: Make your portraits appear more lifelike when you understand how to mix realistic skin tones.
Bold Techniques for Acrylic Landscapes, Craftsy: Award-winning artist Robert Carsten shares his techniques for painting the landscape in vibrant hues.
Simple Methods for Custom Lettering, CreativeLive: Familiar with Adobe Illustrator and want to learn unique lettering? Brandon Rike will show you how!
The Art of Selling What You Make, CreativeLive: Learn how to turn your passion for crafts into a thriving business.
Create Your Dream Career, CreativeLive: Michelle Ward guides you to planning for a career you love.
Connect With Your Customers on Social Media, CreativeLive: Social media is a vital for your creative business. See how to engage potential customers and have an authentic presence—even when you're trying to sell something.