At Skillshare, we believe in learning by doing. Whether that’s creating a project, asking questions in an AMA, or giving feedback on your classmates’ work, the more you engage with the community, the more you can learn. Earlier this year, we developed a TA (Teacher’s Assistant) program to recognize students who exemplify the Skillshare mantra. TAs are students who go the extra mile to participate in the community and help make Skillshare the best place to learn.

Check out these projects created by some of our awesome TAs:


Project: Clever Octopus


Erdene created a beautiful Montreal inspired pattern in Pattern Design I: Creating Inspiring Repeats.


Sandradesigned a gorgeous flower pattern for her class project in Pattern Design II: A Creative Look at a Full Pattern Collection.


Sarah took Expressive Hand Lettering: Finding Inspiration in Daily Conversations which instructs students to create an illustration based on something overheard. 


Esther created a beautiful business card design after taking the class Easy Setup For Print: Design a Unique Business Card.


Cecilia designed and texturized a mantra we should all live by in The First Steps of Hand-Lettering: Concept to Sketch (Lettering I).


Tj followed the template in Character Illustration: From Feelings to Faces and created a great set of facial expressions.


Katie took Scientific Illustration: Conveying Information with Charm and illustrated a very real (and kind of gross) problem for honey bees.


Project: Quietly Loud

Stephanie interpreted the word ‘quiet’ in an endearing way for her class project in Digital Illustration: Communicate with Color, Pattern and Texture.


Project: Snow White

These projects are just a snapshot of the wonderful contributions made by our TAs.

As our way of saying thanks for their amazing work, TAs receive a special badge on their Skillshare profiles, a free membership, and access to beta-test our newest features.

Apply to join the TA program here.

Written by:

Cara Matteson