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Art Ed at Home

You don't have to pay for art school to get an art education. There are so many wonderful resources online now that you can access for a fraction of the cost.

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A few years ago, I had just given birth to my second child (and also had a 2 year old at home). I was buzzing with inspiration, but found myself too exhausted to physically nourish my art practice after they went down for the night. I happened to come across the website Skillshare, and it changed my life. I spent my evenings watching other people create. It required very little energy on my part, but it allowed me to mentally embrace my creative side when I physically couldn't.

Skillshare offers a free trial and then past that point, you pay for a yearly subscription. The fees are minimal and you have unlimited access to classes on a variety of topics - not just art. It's a smart investment if you are looking to learn, be inspired and expand your skill set.

I also stumbled upon Domestika. Many artists I love and admire teach on Domestika. The platform was made for Spanish speakers, but there are English subtitles and it's easy to follow along. And if you've always wanted to learn Spanish, it can't hurt to watch a few classes. That's what I call "killing two birds with one stone."

Domestika is unique in the sense that you can pay PER class if you prefer. They offer a yearly subscription or a la carte classes. The classes are high quality and it's super affordable. You can't go wrong.

I also learn on Creative Live. It's a bit more expensive annually than the others, but they also offer a la carte classes for creatives, which gives you flexibility to pick and choose.

I hope you'll explore some of these sites and invest in yourself this year. Quality art education is within your reach.

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