Art Classes

Learn the skills of artists you love with this curated online art classes. Start today!

Graphic Illustration: Boldly Design with Color and Shape

Color and shape are powerful communicators in design and illustration — and this class will hone your skills.

Join famed illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli for an insightful class exploring her thoughtful, unexpected use of color. Inspired by her Italian upbringing and artists she admires, her illustrations are the perfect vehicle for exploring the interplay of inspiration and techniques — and ways you can combine them in your own graphic illustration work.

Every lesson brings to life how illustration can be a tool to communicate a message. You’ll explore:

  • Inspiration and resources
  • The power of simple shapes, both in sketching and digital illustration
  • Selecting colors that fit your artistic and editorial story
  • Polishing your illustration with final touches

Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced illustrator, you’ll walk away with a more considered, thoughtful approach to your work as well as techniques to add to your stylistic repertoire. Every student is encouraged to try and share the culminating assignment: creating a self-portrait illustration from start to finish.

Painting with Watercolors: From Inspiration to Fashion Illustration

Learn how to illustrate your favorite runway look with watercolor painting! With video lessons, curated resources, and hands-on exercises, this class will give you tools and confidence to bring your fashion dreams to life.

In bite-sized lessons, fashion illustrator and Paper Fashion founder Katie Rodgers shares her process for creating stunning watercolor fashion illustrations in a thoughtful and artistic way — all so you can paint your own. You'll explore:

  • Inspiration (including Katie's go-to sites!)
  • Sketching
  • Applying Watercolors
  • Finishing Touches (including glitter, adding detail with fine tip pens, and more)

Best of all, you can use this class as a creative community and resource. Share your process and final watercolor paintings in the project gallery, and post your work on Instagram with the hashtag #paperfashionclass!

In the world of fashion, most garments only receive praise once they are showcased on runways or featured in magazines. Don't let this standard overlook the most beautiful part of the production process: the fashion illustration! Whether you're a budding beginner or a pro looking for a fun project, use this class as a perfect opportunity to reclaim this moment and create an illustration of beauty!

Hand Lettering Essentials for Beginners

Learn the basics of hand lettering with the popular online workshop that's inspired more than 35,000 Skillshare students! Lettering artist Mary Kate McDevitt covers everything beginners need to draw, ink, and transform handwriting into artful drawings.

In this 2-hour class, Mary Kate reveals the first steps of hand lettering and shares how to concept, design, and letter phrases for any use—a poster, magazine, t-shirt, or anything else you might imagine. Over the course of 16 bite-sized video lessons, you'll learn:

  • Researching and Brainstorming
  • Sketching for Lettering
  • Styles for Lettering
  • Inking and Finalizing

The introductory class is filled with links, resources, and project guides to support you along the way. Plus, the class student project gallery is filled with tons of guidance, examples, and tips for guiding your own lettering project.

Sharpen your pencils — it's time to create some lettering!