Take a more guided approach to your learning, along with fellow students who are interested in improving the same skills as you. Whether it’s implementing new time-management practices, acquiring fresh photography tips and color techniques, strengthening personal essays with storytelling or incorporating unique styles in film, a boost is always needed. This is why the creativity workshops are perfect for every creative. Each class offers extensive tutorials and seminars through structured on-demand sessions that are convenient for every artist’s lifestyle. They are taught by industry experts, and accompanied with a class list, projected timeline, student art gallery, and discussion page. Plus, you’ll receive regular prompts, reminders, and support along the way. Ready to spice up your September with these skill-enhancing classes? Check out the latest workshops suitable for every creative, launching today.

From Thomas Frank’s Skillshare Original, “Real Productivity: How to Build Habits that Last”
From Thomas Frank’s Skillshare Original, “Real Productivity: How to Build Habits that Last”

For every creative and entrepreneur:

Maximize your time, minimize hurdles.

In every industry, time-management and productivity is pertinent to the process. But sometimes, time slips away, leaving little room to work on your passion projects and million dollar ideas. That’s where  

the 4-Week Productivity Boost for More Success and You Time creative workshop comes in. Author and entrepreneur Thomas Frank, shares ways to increase productivity by prioritizing with purpose. He outlines ways of setting reasonable and realistic goals, handling failure and tracking your progress. To conclude, productivity and business consultant Lindsey C. Holmes, shares her preferred tool for task and time-management, and assists in establishing a personal productivity system to maintain control and consistency.

Photo by Skillshare teacher Andre Wagner
Photo by Skillshare teacher Andre Wagner

For the photographer:

Capture the true essence of your hometown.

It’s not every day that you become a hometown hero. But for photographers, the time is now. As the eye behind the lens, you can tell your hometown’s story the way it’s meant to be told—through love and light, literally. Immerse Yourself in Street Photography: You’re your Hometown Story, is a three-part creative workshop that combines your love for the camera with new lighting and color techniques from esteemed photographers. Join Andre Wagner to learn methods of intuitive storytelling and man-on-the-street portraits. Gain color and comprehension skills with Craig Whitehead as he shares techniques on editing street scenes. Conclude with Steve Sweatpants, as he addresses complementary colors and light sources while shooting with scale. Whether you have a film camera, DSLR, or Smartphone, this class is perfect for you.

Image by Skillshare teacher Olimpia Zagnoli
Image by Skillshare teacher Olimpia Zagnoli

For the illustrator:

Use color to enhance your pieces.

The road to color theory is fun, experimental and sometimes challenging. The three-part, beginner-friendly creative workshop, Color Deep Dive for Illustrators: Theory, Limited Palettes, and Bold Choices, focuses on just that—the use of color throughout artwork. Since color inspires mood and enhances feeling, the way we use it can draw out the best in our illustrations. Learn color theory, shading techniques and pairing practices with Brooke Glaser, and ways to create cohesive looks with Karla Alcazar, as she expands on exploring style and color combinations. Finally, join Olimpia Zagnoli to hear more about creating editorial palettes and simplifying shapes to focus on color. The only accessories needed are an iPad, Procreate, Adobe Illustrator and of course, yourself.

From Roxane Gay’s Skillshare Original, “Creative Writing: Crafting Personal Essays with Impact”
From Roxane Gay’s Skillshare Original, “Creative Writing: Crafting Personal Essays with Impact”

For the storyteller:

Add personal anecdotes to engage with your audience.

Shared experiences are a great unifier, and incorporating those experiences in storytelling creates a strong bond between the reader and author. So does adding juicy and expressive details. In Write Memorable, Powerful Personal Essays, a two-part workshop that explores creative writing techniques, Roxanne Gay shares ways on resonating with audience members, identifying your purpose, revising and more. Kathy Fish guides students through livening their work by adding unexpected and striking scenes with unique descriptions. This class is great for writers of all levels. The only thing missing is you.

For the filmmaker:

Penny Lane from her Skillshare Original, “Filmmaking From Home: Turn Found Footage into a Compelling Video”
Penny Lane from her Skillshare Original, “Filmmaking From Home: Turn Found Footage into a Compelling Video”

Use found footage in filmmaking.

No camera? No worries. Found footage to the rescue. With online video as accessible as it is, filmmaking has gotten easier. Even more so with the beginner-friendly creative workshop, Make a Powerful Movie Without a Camera: Found Footage Filmmaking. In this two-part class, Penny Lane shares her process to creating innovative films and crafting original stories entirely from found footage. Thomas Dajer shares his methods to matching music with scenery, trimming clips, and finding your unique voice while editing. This fun and freeing approach to filmmaking welcomes the cinematic creative of all levels. The only thing needed is video editing software.

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