E-Courses for Creatives
Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives. I love this site because the subscription price is low but you have access to over 17,000 project-based courses. Project-based instruction is one of the best ways to learn a new skill. Join this great online community of students and teachers. Read the reviews below for my favorite courses.
Design & Bind Your Creative Portfolio by Bonnie Christine
In this one hour and forty minutes Skillshare course, Bonnie Christine walks her students through creating both an online and print version of a creative portfolio. As she is a surface pattern designer and artist, the example portfolio is for pattern design. However, the information can be applied to other artist's portfolio.
Get Discovered With a Knockout Portfolio by Sarah Rapp
Sarah Rapp is the Head of Community Management at Adobe's Behance. In this 14 minute course, Sarah gives a short overview of what an online portfolio is and why creatives need one in todays marketplace. The final project for the course is to create your own online portfolio or share another artist's portfolio with the class.
How to Make Your Own Halloween Digital Stamps and Sell Them on Etsy
In this 24 minute course, Maria Medel discusses and demonstrates her process for creating digital stamps and selling on Etsy.
Present Your Artwork on Instagram: Show It Better
If you post your artwork on Instagram, Olga Shevyakova can help you compose, shoot and post-process styled photos of our artwork.
Digital Illustration Basics: Painterly
In this free 25 minute video course on Skillshare, Jasmine Love takes you through her digital painting technique using Photoshop and a pen and tablet. She demonstrates her complete process from hand drawn sketch to the final illustration. The subject of the painting is a pumpkin, making this a great Autumn seasonal project.
CSS: Flexbox Fundamentals
In this 11 minute course, Ismall Raji discusses the Flexbox propertis. Of course, this is not an in depth course but a quick summary and demonstration of the properties. Ismall uses a split view html editor to demonstrate each Flexbox property and their values. He then discusses how to use Flexbox without any media queries for responsive web design. Finally, he sends his viewers to Flexbox Froggy, a Flexbox online game.
CSS Flexbox: The Complete Class
In this two-hour long Skillshare course, Peter Sommerhoff walks you through the basic Flexbox properties, the new and improved CSS3 for controlling the layout of your webpages and website.