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Get Crafty with Online Art Classes


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

Does quarantine have you feeling antsy? Then it's time to explore your creative side. There are tons of arts and crafts classes available online, from painting and drawing to jewelry-making and pottery. Take a look at these classes from Creative Live and see if any of them interest you!

Hand Lettering 101

"Hand lettering is experiencing a serious resurgence in the design world. Get your complete introduction to the art form in Hand Lettering 101 with Annica Lydenberg.

Annica is a designer, illustrator, and sign painter with a passion for type. In this beginner-friendly class she’ll teach you how to letter by hand and help you build the skills necessary to offer this service to clients – no software required."

Intro to Screen Printing

"Screen printing is a popular, fun and creative way to apply your designs to new materials. The idea of taking on a creative outlet can be daunting for illustrators, artists and creative business owners but with Introduction to Screen Printing, Erin Dollar will walk you through the entire creative process with a DIY workflow, making it accessible and approachable for anyone.

Erin Dollar is the talented textile designer and printmaker behind Cotton & Flax."

How to Make Paper

"Paper making gives you the freedom to personalize everything from note cards to wrapping paper. In How to Make Paper, Robert Mahar will teach basic paper making techniques you can use for a whole range of creative projects.

Robert is an arts and crafts professional and seasoned do-it-yourself project instructor."

Foundations in Metalsmithing: Statement Earrings

"Learn the basics of metalsmithing to make stunning statement earrings (and more!) - no torch required! Getting started in metalsmithing doesn’t have to be scary. In Foundations in Metalsmithing: Statement Earrings, you’ll learn the basic skills you need to start making metal jewelry, as well as the design principles to create your own unique pair of statement earrings, all with less than $100 in tools! (And, you’ll be able to apply those tools and new-found skills to expand your ideas into a full line of jewelry!)"

Knit Maker 101

"If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to knit or need to knock the dust off your existing knitting skills, Knit Maker 101 with Vickie Howell is the course for you!

In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to find inspiration for your projects, choose your supplies, and start knitting the basics like phone cozies, scarves, and beanies."

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