From learning the basics of drawing to mastering pet photography, we’ve compiled a list of Skillshare classes that you can easily take from the comfort of your home. The current situation is tough for everyone, but creativity can help us through it.
Pet Portraits: Capture Studio-Quality Photos of Your Pet
In this Skillshare course, photographer Tabitha Park teaches you to capture a beautiful, studio-quality portrait of your pet using natural light from your window and a simple home setup. If you don’t have a fluffy friend, grab a houseplant, a family member, or an interesting object. You’ll end up with dramatic, professional-looking photos, and, most importantly, a new skill set! Get started here.
Basic Skills / Getting Started with Drawing
Artist Brent Eviston believes that drawing is a skill that anyone can learn, regardless of “natural talent.” Designed for aspiring painters, graphic designers, illustrators, and artists of all types, the Art & Science of Drawing series will teach you the basics of drawing with easy-to-follow video lessons.
Visual Journaling: Drawing Your Feelings
If you’re struggling with your mental health right now, you’re definitely not alone. Journaling is a great way to organize your thoughts, but a visual journal takes it a step further, allowing you to express emotions that you might not be able to put into words. In this class, illustrator Jordan Sondler guides you through 5 exercises that will help you connect more deeply with how you feel. Sign up here.
Paint From Your Sofa: Realistic Food Illustration in a Comfy Setting
You might currently be stuck inside, but there’s still plenty of drawing inspiration at home—especially in the kitchen. Artist Kendyll Hillegas shows you don’t need a dedicated work space to create art. Her class is focused on creating realistic food illustrations from the comfort of your couch. Get started here.
Daily Art Practice: 14 Day Mindset Challenge
You might have tried daily art challenges in the past, but perhaps you struggled to keep it up. This course by illustrator Ohn Mar Win teaches you to see the value in taking just 10 minutes every day to sketch something you find in your home. After 14 days, you’ll have the right mindset to invest permanently in your creativity. Start today.
Botanical Illustration: Paint a Colorful Garden with Watercolor and Gouache
If you’re currently missing being outside, why not pay homage to nature by learning how to render lush botanicals in watercolor and gouache? Print designer and illustrator Sara Boccaccini Meadows invites you into her studio to learn how to hand-paint garden scenes inspired by the real world. She covers setting up the right composition, mixing colors, layering paints, and adding details. Get started here.