9 Skillshare Classes Definitely Worth Watching

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As an adult, we often forget to make learning a priority. When I left school, it felt like that part of my life was over and I was at a loss for how to continue my education going forward. In the past, you had to carve out an extended amount of time and a significant amount of money into learning a new skill. With technology changing and the need to be nimble and resourceful greater now than ever, I’ve become completely obsessed with Skillshare. If you follow W&D on IG stories, you know how often I spend my lunch break taking a class! From brushing up my design and patterning making skills to defining our business plans, Skillshare has been an invaluable resource for me as I push W&D into new territories (ahem, product and pattern design). I thought it would be helpful to put together a list of my favorite classes and extend an offer for readers.

To make it easy for everyone to dive right in, Skillshare is offering a special 3-month trial offer for only $0.99 for the entire month of January. Woohoo! Here, you can take either of my Skillshare classes which are great for building your personal brand or business and constructing a meaningful following on social media.

Here are the top 9 Skillshare classes I think everyone should try!

Who needs this class? Makers looking to improve their Adobe skills.
 
Why take it? It’s always interesting to see how other designers and illustrators refine their workflow. This class is great for trying new techniques and getting the most out of your creative suite.

2. Expressive Illustration: From Ideas to Execution by Roman Muradov

10 Skillshare Classes Definitely Worth Watching in 2018 – Wit & Delight
Who needs this class? This is a great class for anyone who needs to come up with concepts quickly.
 
Why take it? Generating ideas quickly not only helps kickstart a project or get you out of a creative slump, it also makes you more effective in group meetings and builds your confidence around creative and critical thinking.

 3.Drawing on Everything: Discovering Your Creative Voice by Shantell Martin

10 Skillshare Classes Definitely Worth Watching in 2018 – Wit & Delight
 
Who needs this class? Anyone who is looking to express themselves creatively.
 
Why take it? This is another great class from an expert in her field. Shantell helps you understand the ethos behind her own art while encouraging you to express yourself through drawing.

4. Lifestyle Photography: Capturing Inspiring Visual Stories by Marte Marie Forsberg 

10 Skillshare Classes Definitely Worth Watching in 2018 – Wit & Delight
Who needs this class? Anyone looking to improve their photography skills, especially when it comes to using styling, light, and workflow.
Why take it? You don’t need to be a photographer to benefit from this class! It gives you a great foundation for understanding how to use your surroundings to create better photos.

5. Intro to Surface Pattern Design: Learn Adobe Illustrator | Create Patterns by Bonnie Christine

10 Skillshare Classes Definitely Worth Watching in 2018 – Wit & Delight
Who needs this class? Anyone looking to learn how to make patterns!
 
Why take it? Bonnie talks a lot about how she is self-taught, which is both inspiring and encouraging as she walks you through her entire workflow processes. She is SO thorough, I feel like you can have limited knowledge of Adobe and still get a ton of out of her classes.

6. Exploring Your Creative Style: Draw an Expressive Alphabet by Timothy Goodman

10 Skillshare Classes Definitely Worth Watching in 2018 – Wit & Delight
Who needs this class? Anyone who enjoys doodling or wants to flex their creative muscles.
 
Why take it? This class is less about your technique and more about getting out of your own head and letting ideas flow. There’s no such thing as a bad idea in this class!

7. Brand an Online Shop: Create a Cohesive Product Line by Melanie Abrantes

10 Skillshare Classes Definitely Worth Watching in 2018 – Wit & Delight
Who needs this class? Shop owners and product developers!
 
Why take it? This class covers everything from building your online assortment to merchandising and marketing your products online.

8. Storytelling Basics: How Creatives and Brands Can Build a Following by Stephanie Pereira, Director of Community Education, Kickstarter

10 Skillshare Classes Definitely Worth Watching in 2018 – Wit & Delight
Who needs this class? Anyone looking to build a loyal audience online.
 
Why take it? It’s not just about followers and likes. It’s about connecting and adding value to a community.

9. Storytelling for Leaders: How to Craft Stories That Matter by Keith Yamashita 

10 Skillshare Classes Definitely Worth Watching in 2018 – Wit & Delight
Who needs this class? Anyone who wants to communicate more effectively and with imagination and passion.
 
Why take it? Being a good storyteller doesn’t just benefit writers. It can help take your communication skills, presentations, and everyday conversations to the next level.
Images courtesy of linked Skillshare classes

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BY Kate Arends - January 16, 2018

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  1. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    January 16th, 2018 at 10:03 am

    The storytelling class sounds like my kind of thing. I should give it a go. Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  2. Mailinh

    January 16th, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Thank you for the recommendations, Kate. I’ve seen you’re Insta-stories and have been intrigued with Skillshare and have been pondering on giving it a shot. These recs and your course might get me to sign up. 🙂

  3. Eva

    January 16th, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing – these classes sound awesome! I’ve taken a few classes on Skillshare over the years, and they’ve all been excellent. Continuing to learn, and knowing how to learn new skills is so important from improving – especially when you’re self employed.

    http://www.shessobright.com

  4. Dylan

    January 17th, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks for the feature!! (Heart eyes popping out of my head as I type this). I was a student on Skillshare long before I was a teacher and it’s been my favorite weapon in the industry. So much information and so many cool creatives to meet.

  5. Kaitlen Rosalie McPherson

    January 18th, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this! My free trial of skillshare just expired and I find it so valuable that I am going to continue paying for it! It has helped with every part of starting up my blog and brand!

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    January 19th, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    […] We think this list of skillshare classes – ranging from tutorials to make you a Photoshop whiz to discovering your creative voice – will be super handy for design fanatics looking to fine tune their creative skills in 2018!  (Wit & Delight) […]

  7. Tiffany

    February 5th, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Skillshare is brilliant! I’ve just taken your Building Your Online Presence course and thought it was a brilliant refresher to whip myself and my blog back into shape – great for when the self-doubt kicks in. Please do more!

  8. Regy

    May 25th, 2018 at 3:49 am

    You should check this education resource to find out more great skills to learn. Share this info!

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    October 25th, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    https://essayelites.com/words-to-pages-converter/ – website defenitely worth watching!

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