Today I’d like to share some amazing Skillshare classes for Artists and creatives.
If you haven’t heard of Skillshare before it’s an education platform with all sorts of courses which are created by individal teachers.
I’ve known about Skillshare for a while now, and have done some of their free courses in the past. I wasn’t sure if the premium membership was worth it. I got a deal for 40% off the yearly subscription and decided to give it a try.
I’m so glad I did! I’ve been plowing through courses and found some really excellent ones. It’s helped me improve my skills and turned out to be a great investment for my personal and professional development.
The courses on Skillshare are particularly good for artists and creative business owners. Not only can you improve your artistic skills with classes taught by professional artists, but you can learn all sorts of business and marketing skills which are important if you want to make a living from your art.
I thought I would share some of my favourite Skillshare courses with you today and if you are interested in trying out their premium membership you can use this link for a 1 month free trial.
Skillshare Classes for Artists
If you are anywhere in the Print on Demand space you have likely heard of Cat Coquilette (aka CatCoq). She is very successful with art licensing, and has some amazing classes on Skillshare! These are a couple of my favourites, but honestly they are all good.
- Modern Watercolor Techniques: Explore Skills to Create On-Trend Paintings
- Design Top-Selling Product Mockups with Your Art ✶ BONUS: 10 Free Downloads ✶
This class guides you through several exercises to help hone in on your person illustration style. Below is a sample of some of the illustrations I created in this class.
Want to learn or improve on your watercolour painting techniques? There are a ton of watercolour courses on Skillshare. Here are a few I’ve done recently:
- Loose Watercolor Fruits and Vegetables
- 10 Watercolor Sushi Images
- Paint Watercolor Fruit in a Vibrant, Appealing Style
- Watercolor Christmas Gnome
This course helped me re-brand my entire website and social media profiles. It’s a must follow for creatives who want to level up their businesses and have a more professional-looking and cohesive brand.
Delores Naskrent has a lot of interesting classes. Many are in Illustrator and Photoshop so if you want to improve your digitial art skills then her classes are for you.
If you want to be a successful artist then being on social media is kind of a must. You can even find some artist specific social media courses on Skillshare, like this one:
And finally, you can learn to become a professional artist and illustrator with Ohn Mar Win! This is an extremely insightful class that will give you a realistic perspective on what it takes to become a professional illustrator (without immediately quitting your day job).
I’m actually going to be doing a workshop to learn how to make my own Skillshare class! It seems like a great opportunity for creatives to make money by sharing their knowledge and skills.
If you’re already on Skillshare, let’s connect! Here’s the link to my profile.
Let me know in the comments below if you have a favourite Skillshare class I’ve missed.
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