Where to get your creative fix


Want to try your hand at lettering or cutting your own video? Here's a course to satisfy every creative outlet

Lifestyle portrait of a Long Neck Tribal woman, Thailand.
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Ever fancied learning Typography with a Berlin-based graphic designer? Or want to give your blog a new angle by creating some incredible photography?

These days you don’t need to travel far or spend a small fortune to upskill or learn a new craft. We’ve found some great courses that will cost you less than your weekly coffee budget.


Photography for Bloggers

Creating the perfect flat-lay or knowing the basics of your camera could really take your blog to the next level. In this course you’ll learn the basics of how to use your camera, become a master of lighting and get the low-down on how to style the perfect shoot. The class will cost you US$29 and you can download it to keep forever.

Conventions in Writing

Hands up if you can distinguish between the use of passive and active voice? If you want to strength your syntax, multiply your vocab and hone your tone, Conventions in Writing is for you. Memorise the golden rules of grammar and get inspired to write those stories you’re dying to tell.


Fashion Manufacturing

This course will teach you how to take your design from sketch to sample production. This is a good one if you’ve mastered a bit of DIY and feel ready to get your clothes on bodies other than your family and friends. Sign up for US$0.99 and receive unlimited access for three months.


Fashion Photojournalism

Ever dreamed of becoming the next The Satorialist and capturing the beauty in those mundane moments of life? This will introduce you to the craft of capturing street style photography. Book this class, followed quickly by a ticket to next year’s fashion week!

Typography Design

Learn the principles behind letter design, as well as effective techniques to think, sketch and create beautiful lettering from scratch. The Berlin-based designer who leads the course, Martina Flor, believes anyone can learn to draw letters. With that vote of confidence, we’re enrolling!


Video Making

Want to make a video without a camera? Video editor Nikki Stephens will show you how to find and edit stock footage to create a story. Move over, James Cameron.


Sewing Basics

Learn to thread a needle and finish with sewing a maxi skirt in just under an hour! This class will cost you US$19 but you can keep it and refer back anytime. Time to get your stitch on!


Do you know of other cheap or free courses to help creatives? Please let us know in the comments below. 

Bethany Noble


Bethany is a writer and entrepreneur based in Sydney.


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