When? Huh? What? Wednesday! - Skillshare edition

I found out about Skillshare through a friend's post on Facebook.  And I am so glad I did.  I think it's a brilliant idea to have a cooperative community of creatives (whoa, alliteration) sharing ideas, techniques and skills for an amazingly affordable cost.  I only wish things like this existed when I first graduated.  Their list of classes is amazing and growing every day.  

Education is what someone tells you to do. Learning is what you do for yourself. (via the Skillshare Manifesto)

But I digress...  I've been a fan of beautiful calligraphy before I even knew what a nib was.  My mom has spectacular penmanship and her friends always joke about her use of a fountain pen for her schoolwork.  Pinterest has been feeding my eye candy appetite and fueled my curiosity even more about modern calligraphy.  

Enter: this class...  The Art of Modern Calligraphy by Molly Jacques.   I haven't completed all the steps yet, but the clips I've seen so far have been concise, informative and really got my creative juices flowing.  I've only enrolled in this one class, but I'm sure I'll be signing up for more soon enough.

Still getting used to gripping the pen, but a good start, I think. :)

Still getting used to gripping the pen, but a good start, I think. :)

I just think it's an amazing resource.  Not only is it very affordable, but the classes and workshops let you learn at your own pace.  

 I'm a firm believer in kinesthetic and visual learning.  That's always worked best for me.  Being a grown-up sometimes doesn't allot for much time to do creative things, and I've found that has been quite taxing on my soul.  I think this opens up a whole new avenue for learning and creating.  

So needless to say, the reader's digest version of that is that I highly recommend Skillshare.  This is by no means a sponsored post (as I have no real clout and I've only enrolled in that one class...) but I thought it best to be honest and say that the last link is a referral link which helps me get some credits towards more classes.  But I really do believe that sharing this will benefit everyone, so pass on the good stuff!