We all know how technology has changed so many industries. One such industry is education and how we learn.
Who remembers the afternoon Photoshop courses in a dark basement office for the price of £700 per delegate? I do! Well, those days are over. Not quite it seems, there are still people out there making a mint in teaching courses like photoshop for a day or weekend, but this time they're held in beautiful big white warehouse spaces surrounded by food, balloons and flowers.
These days I mostly opt for online courses because these new breed of online platforms have really transformed the way we can now learn a new skill or simply satisfy a hobby.
Here are my two preferred online platforms and I can't recommend their courses enough. I've taken quite a few and will highlight some of my favourites.
Classes taken and recommended:
The modern marketing workshop
Illustrating Patterns: Creating hand-Drawn Wallpaper
Julia Rothman, Illustrator
Character Illustrations: From feelings to Faces
Christine Flemming (linked to all her classes)
Map making: Learn how to communicate places beautifully
Anne Ditmeyer (linked to all her classes)
Photoshop Yourself: Learn how to Transform a Portrait
Ty, W... Designer & Illustrator
For anyone looking to make a career as an illustrator, go check out Lisa Congdon's newest class (launched yesterday 1st September).
Professional Practice in illustration: Following a creative brief and executing an Assignment.
You can also read Lisa's announcement of her new class.
Now to the second platform, equally brilliant and focusing on craft classes and workshops.
My favourite so far has been
I'm excited for these new classes, amongst them a New Sketchbook explorations class by Lisa Congdon.
As we've approached Autumn and days are getting shorter, I look forward to learning as much as I can.