I love learning and taking online classes is something that I do all the time. These are my 3 favorite learning sites.
learn. be inspired.
That is what CreativeLive is all about. In their own words, their site works like this:
CreativeLive empowers you to unleash your potential by bringing the world’s greatest experts directly to you, live. Featuring workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, and software training, CreativeLive unlocks previously closed doors by making dynamic education accessible to everyone.
Anyone can watch our live online workshops — for free — and interact with instructors in real time. The future of education is interactive, free, and live now. Join us.
I would classify CreativeLive’s classes to be about art & life. It is classes about the creative things you can do with your life like photography, art, music and crafts but also about those things you need to support and make a living with your creative life, like money, websites & blogs, selling your art/craft and engaging your community. The free live classes are awesome with great interactions between the teacher and in studio students. There is also a live chat for those like me who take the live classes online.
What will you make today?
CreativeBug is more typical learn from home through videos learning website. It is more for crafters than traditional artists, though don’t get me wrong, artists can learn a lot from these classes as well. It is more of a practical application learning site with classes in sewing, paper crafting, yarn, quilting, jewelry making and other crafting classes.
Learning for Creators – Enroll in online classes and complete projects that unlock your creativity.
Skillshare is more of a mix between the two above. While it involves watching videos like CreativeBug, it is more interactive with Projects like CreativeLive. I think that it is the best of both worlds, though I am taking and will be taking more classes from all three sites. Skillshare also includes classes for both artist and crafters with classes in Design, Photography, Entrepreneurship, DIY, Culinary and Gaming.
Each of these sites have both free and pay options. CreativeBug and Skillshare have a few free classes while most of them are available with a monthly subscription. CreativeLive has free live and rebroadcasted classes, but if you want to watch them at your own pace, you will need to pay for each class individually. Skillshare also has the option to earn a free month of their subscription by getting your friends to register for their site, so sign up for Skillshare here and start earning your free months (and I’ll get a free month too).
I am always looking for new sites that support learning, especially about art and diy, so let me know if you find any and I’ll check them out!