I’ve always enjoyed school. No, I wasn’t a nerd, I just enjoyed mastering a subject and then being able to share it with folks. If I could get paid to go to school full-time, I’d do it. Call me strange, but there’s just something about the feeling I get when the light bulb goes on. Sort of like Oprah‘s “Aha” moments.
I recently heard of an online learning center called Skillshare where you can take an online class for as little as $19. Now, this isn’t your typical mind-numbing reading, impossible deadlines and carpal tunnel clicking, no, THIS is cool! The instructors are young and hip and active in their fields. They create cool videos to help you really engage and understand the concepts. You get to learn online at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. And when it’s all said and done you’ll have created a one-of-a-kind project that you can be proud of. They offer classes that span a wide range of creative topics from Introduction to Lettering to Introduction to Fashion Photography to A Staple of Branding: How to Start Your Fashion Company.
But even better, for the fashion girls in the house, you might be interested in Bellavance NYC’s class The First Steps of Fashion Design. These exclusive Opening Ceremony designers are teaching fashion illustration. And it doesn’t stop there. If you find that you are now ready to launch your line, you can find out how by taking Start Your Own Fashion Label class with Greg Armas, also another Opening Ceremony regular. Say you’re ready to turn your sketches into construction-ready technical designs, take Introduction to Garment Flats with Betabrand designer, Mickaela Roxas. Better yet, if you just want to know how to get your line to market, find out the ins and outs with Of a Kind founders Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo in the Introduction to Wholesaling class. With all this information and about $75 you can be an official fashion designer by the new year! How’s that sound? See, I learned something new and I’m sharing it with you!
Oh, and I don’t want to forget, if you’re a member of Bloggers Like Me (BLM), and interested in taking The First Steps of Fashion Design, you get 25% off. Just use code: FASHION.
- Skillshare – How to Start Your Fashion Company with Jeffstaple (freshnessmag.com)
- Skillshare has spent the last year quietly transforming itself. It’s working (pandodaily.com)