Gold Star for the Internet: Skillshare

Back in the summer (when I had more time to pursue my hobbies), I found this great website that is chock full of creative tutorials. At my art journaling class, I was telling my coworker about how I learned calligraphy and mentioned the class. Up until then, I had completely forgotten about it. And the more I talked about it, the more I realized that I wanted to share it with everyone else I know.

It’s called Skillshare.

It's a website where people share their skills. Pretty cool, huh?

It’s a website where people share their skills. Pretty cool, huh?

Skillshare is a huge database of video-based lessons on everything from typography and dress pattern making, to how to boost your creativity or improve your business. The cool thing about it is that you can buy a monthly subscription to access all of the videos. If you want to go at your own pace, some of the tutorials can be purchased separately.

I’ve only purchased and worked on the modern calligraphy class, but it’s been great. I’ve learned a lot in just a few videos.

Here's some of my handiwork.

Here’s some of my handiwork, and a very appropriate quote for this post.

Like just about everything I talk about on this blog, Skillshare has this great intrinsic cultural value. Signing up for a class that isn’t graded and improving yourself in some way is really courageous, and anything that promotes cultivation of personality is A+++ in my book. Skillshare also gives anyone who has a computer and an Internet connection the chance to learn from pros around the world, and being able to share knowledge like that is so rad. You can troubleshoot and share your projects with fellow classmates, so learning becomes communal.

Plus, they just announced a free membership option. You can watch one hour of video every month at no cost.

And for that, Skillshare deserves a humongous gold star.

Try Skillshare and let me know what you think in the comments.

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