Map lovers, travelers, hosts, neighborhood enthusiasts & people who like to know where they’re going or where they’ve been, this class is for you.
Whether you host friends in your home on a regular basis, are planning a party or event where you need a map, you have a zest for travel, or just plain love your neighborhood and want to map it, this class is designed to get your creative juices flowing and to map out some of your favorite places into a visual guide.
Map your own neighborhood or memories from your latest travel adventure – you choose the focus of your travel/map and your classmates will help inspire you. The finished projects may be themed guides around a favorite topic, chart your favorite places, or to show visitors what they need to know when they visit you. You'll cover possible formats, styles and methods for you to present your final work as well. In this class you’ll be given the tools to help your mind travel.
HOW IT WORKS
You can move along at your own pace (and will have access to everything forever). The lectures are front loaded to help accommodate busy schedules and allow more time to work on final projects. They’ll be jam packed with ideas, inspiration and resources. Each lecture will include quick exercises to help get your creative wheels churning and you thinking in new ways.
The lectures cover analog, phyiscal maps and basic concepting. In addition we cover digital and online mapping systems, and the ways you can integrate your final projects. Students are encouraged to share their work and comment on that of their classmates to help push each other’s projects forward.
Over 1,000 students from more than 35 countries around the world covering all 5 continents have taken part in this class. Come join the fun!
From time to time I'll feature some of my favorite projects on Prêt à Voyager (this does not necessarily mean best designed; creativity and expression will also be taken into consideration. Think: BE MEMORABLE). People often come to me looking for help with maps, so you may even get work passed your way from taking this class.
I'm an American designer/editor/consultant based in Paris, France that connects creatives across continents. I'm also the founder/editor of Prêt à Voyager (est. 2007), a longtime contributor for Design*Sponge, and my writing has been published in Dwell, Anthology, EasyJet Traveller and Kinfolk. Often exploring the intersection of travel and design, my work takes a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach. In the spirit of the entrepreneurial economy I'm also the co-founder / editorial director of Studio/Practice and custom tours of Paris through Vayable. My love of maps can be traced back to my well travelled family (particularly my father’s hand drawn maps) and my 8th grade World Geography class. I've visited 46 of the 50 U.S. states and traveled to over 30 countries around the world, even circumnavigating the globe on Semester at Sea.
Classes revolve around completing a project and collaborating with fellow students to give and get feedback on your work. Use Video Lessons and the Project Guide designed by your teacher to complete your class project.
Teachers design and present all class content, but Skillshare is community based around student-to-student interaction. You'll be surprised at what you learn from your classmates!
Never! Once enrolled, you have lifetime access to class materials. That means you can learn when and where you want. Learn at your own pace.