Hopefully, you’ve found ways to cope and grow during the quarantine. But if you’re hitting the bottom of the Netflix barrel (digitally and emotionally), maybe you can distract yourself by learning a new skill.
CurlyHost has compiled this sweet list of resources to distract you from your ‘stuckness’. Find inspiration during this uncertainty with countless options for growth.
Learn from the best minds.
Watch thousands of lessons from the best as they share their stories, skills, shortcuts, failures, and successes. Whether it be in business and leadership, photography, cooking, writing, acting, music, sports, and more, MasterClass delivers a world-class online learning experience.
Learn a new language for free.
Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. Duolingo is used by the richest man in the world and many Hollywood stars, and at the same time by public school students in developing countries.
Explore your creativity.
Join Skillshare to watch, play, learn, make, and discover. What you find just might surprise and inspire you.
Learn by doing.
Get access to the best Online Courses for Creatives. Interact with the best professionals and discover the creative world’s best-kept secrets.
Yours for the making.
For those who are makers that want to share projects, or learn how to make something new!
Try out their free online cooking classes!
Amy’s Smart Girls
Change the world by being yourself.
Founded by artist Amy Poehler and producer Meredith Walker, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves.
Check out their DIY section!
Inspire one another.
Volunteer hosts from around the world and their team members organize creative chats, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. Every event is free and open to anyone.
See upcoming events here!
Connect through the power of science.
An exciting place where you can have fun with experiments, hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes interviews, bloopers and more, all from the comfort of your home. Oh, and did we mention jokes? Because they have them, too.
Resources for endless learning.
Ivy League schools are highly selective and extremely hard to get into, but the good news is that all these universities now offer free online courses. So far, they’ve created over 500 courses, of which around 450 are still active. Class Central has made a collection of all these.
Art History Online
Learn at your own pace.
Experience “Art History Online – The Städel Course on Modern Art”– at no cost and exactly when it suits you. Learn about art history and visual studies in a richly varied way as you proceed through the five modules of the course on your computer or tablet at your own pace.
Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies. Now through May 31st Coursera is offering free online courses. No time? No problem, these classes you can finish in a day for free!
Nikon’s Photography Classes
Make the most of this time.
In these uncertain times, Nikon is helping creators stay inspired, engaged, and growing. Right now they are providing all of their Nikon School Online courses free!
Imagineering in a Box
FREE DISNEY IMAGINEERING CLASS
Imagineering in a Box is designed to pull back the curtain to show you how artists, designers and engineers work together to create theme parks. Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers and complete project-based exercises to design a theme park of your very own.