Learning, without the stress.
We love to learn, but attending a class or course as a TIREDGIRL is not always easy; especially when you start to add up the mental and physical preparation, travel, socializing and concentration needed once you get there. That's why online learning is such a powerful tool - it allows us to access courses and schooling without pushing us out of our comfort zone.
And thanks to learning platforms such as Udemy, Brit + Co and Creative Live, we can access self-paced with zero pressure to "show up", allowing us to move forward with our goals without having to worry about all the external stressors that come with attending weekly classrooms!
Fun and creative courses for under $20.
We have rounded up our favorite courses from Brit + Co that you can do at home without getting out of bed. Using easy to source materials and even products from your bathroom, you can do amazing things when you learn online!
How To Crochet
What you’ll learn in this class:
- How to properly hold your crochet hook
- Various techniques and stitches for flat and round crochet
- How to pull yarn out if you mess up
In this class, you’ll learn how to create a functional crochet basket (with handles!). Meredith will teach you the basic stitches for flat and round crochet. You’ll then follow her step-by-step as you assemble your basket. In the process, you’ll learn how to make a foundation chain, single crochet stitch, a magic ring and more.
Intro To Watercolor Illustration
What you’ll learn in this class:
- How to create a color wheel and mix color palettes
- How to create brush strokes and blend and shade colors
- How to conceptualize, sketch and paint an animal
In this class, you’ll touch on the practice of meditation while learning how to illustrate animals, foliage, and flowers with watercolor paint. Meera will walk you through the color wheel and how to create, blend and shape colors with brush strokes. At the end of this class, you’ll have a frameable watercolor painting to hang or gift.
Quilting Online Class
If sewing needles and sharp scissors are your weapons of choice, Libs Elliott is at your service. This teacher and designer is here to help you experience the joy of making a quilt by hand, with instruction that weaves together (quite literally) old-fashioned and modern techniques. What’s more, the girl knows how to have some serious fun with geometric shapes and colors.
Quilting is no small undertaking. But the time and thought that go into it, Libs says, make the finished product all the more the beautiful and personal. By purchasing this tutorial, you’re getting ground-up instruction and technique training, from general quilt knowledge and “anatomy,” to designing, cutting, and assembling a 4-foot square quilt. By the time you’re putting the finishing touches on this one, we bet you’ll already be planning the next.
Are you ready to nail it? Steph Stone is here to show you all of her insider secrets. She’ll walk you through a basic mani, and then get down to all the fun stuff!
In under 60 mins, you’ll learn some of Steph’s favorite classic techniques. You’ll start with ombré, working on layering, and then rock a fun geometric detailed design. And don’t worry, Steph makes it super simple. Just get ready for some major nail envy.
Looking for a little decor inspo? DIY wedding idea? Or in need of a quick tabletop refresh? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this online course, you'll learn how to make paper flowers that will fill all your DIY desires!
In Jessica’s 60-minute class, you’ll learn how to create beautiful crepe and tissue paper flowers (starting with peonies and dahlias). And after you have the basics down, she’ll show you how to create an amazing paper flower backdrop for your next floral-inspired event.
You’re on your way to jumpstarting your abstract art-making adventures. All you need is a little colorful inspiration, right? That’s where Courtney comes in! In this class, she'll teach you how to use acrylic paints to create beautiful abstract art. You'll walk away from this class with a fun piece of art to show off in your home or office.
AFTER TAKING THIS CLASS, YOU’LL KNOW HOW TO:
- Use color theory principles to blend color combinations and setup your artworks palette
- Apply a base color to your canvas and work in layers to create an abstract look
- Use various painting techniques to build depth and texture to your artwork