Take our New Year’s challenge and make a resolution to create a class over the next 30 days. We will help you with tips and prizes at every step, giving you everything you need to create a great class. To get started, fill out your information below.
Over the next 30 days, there will be a series of milestones to help you complete a class. Meet these milestones and you’ll be eligible to win prizes at each deadline. Get started with the first milestone below.
Milestone 1. January 18th: Start Your Class Draft: Upload a Class Title and Project Title by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, 1/18 and you could win a Snowball Mic (10 prizes available).
Milestone 2. January 23th: Write Your Outline: Add your Unit titles and Video titles to your class draft by by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, January 23th, and you’ll be eligible to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card (5 prizes available).
Milestone 3. January 31st: Film Your Class: Block off time this weekend to sit down and record your class.
Milestone 4. February 12th: Publish Your Class: Finish editing and adding the final touches to your class, and you’ve completed the pledge! Our favorite class published to the site by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, February 12th will win a brand-new iPhone 6, and be featured in an email to our 1M users.
If you get stuck, our team of education experts is here to help you with every step. Don’t forget to join our Teacher Facebook Group to keep up to date on the challenge.
What If I already started my class? No problem, you can still sign up here to take the pledge and are eligible to win at each milestone as long as you meet the deadlines.
What if I miss a deadline? No worries, you can jump in and catch-up to be eligible to win the next prize.
Do I have to live in the USA to participate? You can teach a Skillshare class from anywhere in the world. While we can only give prizes out to residents of the United States who are over 18 years of age due to tax purposes, you can still take the pledge and publish your class to Skillshare.
What are the guidelines? Classes are reviewed against our Publishing Guidelines. The grand prize winner will be selected based on adherence to the class guidelines and quality of content as determined by the Skillshare judges (more details here).
How long does my class have to be? We recommend that classes last between 15 and 45 minutes, about the length of a TV show.
Do I make my own videos? Yes! You will film your own class from home using a few simple tools. Teachers are always surprised by how easy it is to record high-quality video lessons without breaking the bank. In fact, our most successful teachers use their laptops to film themselves through a simple screencast. You can follow these tips to record high quality videos.
At Skillshare, our mission has always been to unlock the world’s creativity. We believe that everyone is creative, and that giving people tools to harness their creative power has the potential to change lives for the better.
That’s why we’re excited to team up with Adobe to bring you a great deal on the world’s best photography tools: Photoshop CC and Lightroom. For a limited time, get a 15% discount off your first year on the new Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan.
Whether you’re an aspiring photographer or a seasoned pro, learning these tools will empower you to organize, edit, enhance, and share your images anywhere. Coupled with 12 curated classes from Skillshare, you’ll be able to Transform Your Photography in the New Year.
Promotion details: Join the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan and get a 15% discount on your first year. The plan gives you access to both Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom desktop, mobile, and web. To claim your offer, use the unique discount code that has been emailed to all Skillshare Members. If you did not receive the code, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from the Skillshare team will be in touch shortly. Offer expires February 28, 2015.
We’re kicking off 2015 by releasing 5 new resolution tracks beginning next week – each with a specific theme around learning a new skill in the New Year. Make your learning resolutions happen this year with unlimited access to hundreds of classes with more added weekly with a Premium Membership on Skillshare.
Use code NY2015 at checkout to get a 40% discount for an entire year of Premium Membership.
The mission of Skillshare has always been centered around providing universal access to learning. We have seen students from all over the world enroll in Skillshare classes, complete projects and even teach classes themselves. But, in order for us to provide great and varied content to students, it’s vital that we continue to support teachers as well.
As such, we are revising the classes available in Free Membership. Instead of one (1) hour per month in any class, free members will have full access to a select group of free classes. Students can now learn as much as they would like every month, and we’ll be listening to your feedback to improve the Free Membership.
To get unlimited access to the full catalog of Skillshare classes, you can upgrade to a Premium Membership which will also offer you offline viewing on iOS. A Premium Membership also supports both teachers and students:
Teachers: Your membership payments will continue to support the monthly royalties for our community of teachers.
Students: With our One for One model, when one (1) annual Premium Membership is purchased, one (1) student in need will receive a free year of Skillshare.
Here’s what to expect as of 12/18/14:
Anyone visiting Skillshare will be able to enjoy a 14-day Free Trial of Premium Membership. That’s 14 days to enjoy any Skillshare class for free.
Join esteemed art director and author Steven Heller as he shares how to communicate and “design” with language. “The Designer’s Guide to Writing and Research” is presented by Skillshare and AIGA, the professional association for design, bringing you the best from today’s top creatives.
Writing and research are not only necessary skills for the designer of today, but also more alike to the designer’s skillset than are commonly believed. Steven Heller has dedicated his career to illuminating the parallels between writing and design, both of which are inspiring and creative ways to communicate ideas and information.
Now, in a 30-minute class on Skillshare, he details his approach in the most practical and useful of ways. Walk through how you can develop these skills and bring them into your own work. Whether you’re a designer, illustrator, or already writing, this class gives you the framework to develop these skills and bring them into your own work. Enroll today for free!
The new app brings you a whole new way to learn with Skillshare, with complete access to all of our classes on the go. Now, you can watch lessons whenever it’s most convenient, from the train to the treadmill, and easily refer back to key points as you create your class projects.
We designed the app to be an intuitive extension of the Skillshare experience. Once you download it, you’ll be able to:
Browse classes across subject, popularity, or release date.
Easily find the classes you are enrolled in on the app’s personalized home page.
Watch any video lesson at home or on the go with an internet connection.
Bookmark classes for later in your personal class wish list.
Sync your learning progress across platforms.
Anyone can start learning through the app with a Free Membership to get one hour of video access per month. Free Members can upgrade to a Premium account for only $8/mo at any time to enjoy unlimited video access, no ads, and full screen viewing – all while supporting our teachers.
We hope that you’ll love your new on-the-go learning experience! If you have any feedback or questions as you start using the app, you can email email@example.com.
Upgrade to a year of premium Membership and enjoy unlimited video lessons, no ads, and full screen viewing. Use discount code BLACK14 at checkout to get 40% off the full price of $120 for your first year when you pay annually.
Promotion Details: Offer expires 11:59 PM EST Sunday, November 30, 2014.
Ever wondered what’s running through Pat LaFrieda’s brain when he eyes the perfect cut of meat? Or what inspires Paul Liebrandt’s striking use of color and texture in his dishes? Beginning today, we’re sharing what it means to think like a chef with our newest series of free culinary classes.
The series features: Pat LaFrieda, butcher and owner of Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyor, Andy Ricker, chef and owner of Pok Pok, and Paul Liebrandt, chef and owner of The Elm, alongside Garrett Oliver, head brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, Daniel Holzman, co-founder and executive chef of The Meatball Shop and Travis Grillo, founder of Grillo’s Pickles. Together, they explore the intersection of cuisine and creativity. Each class includes a series of short lessons as well as a hands-on project to inspire some culinary creations of your own.
Learn the essential ingredients for creativity in the kitchen from the world’s top culinary leaders. Enroll for free at www.skillshare.com/culinary!
We’ve spent the past few months making it easier than ever to create a class. Now that anyone can teach in a few simple steps, we want to help you share your passions. We’ve seen your projects and portfolios, and we know you have the skills. What are you waiting for?
Launching today, we’re giving away an Ultimate Creator’s Pack ($2000 worth of prizes including a Cintiq tablet, GoPro camera, and more) to the most creative and engaging class published by December 10th. Plus, we’ll share your class in an email to the entire Skillshare community (that’s almost 1 million views!)
Plus, 10 second place runner-ups will get Blue Snowball Microphones, and everyone who submits a class that meets the guidelines will receive a free Annual Premium Membership.
To enter, publish a class by 11:59 PM EST December 10th, 2014. Don’t know what to teach? Our Community team is here to help you every step of the way. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our helpful teaching guide.
Today, we’re thrilled to bring you a new photography class in our School of Photography with National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale. Vitale’s work as an award winning photojournalist has taken her to more than 85 countries where she has experienced everything from civil unrest, poverty, and violence to surreal beauty and the power of the human spirit through her lens. Her distinctive photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Newsweek, Time, and Smithsonian.
In her online class, Documentary Photography: Capturing Places and People, the internationally known photographer takes you on an adventure as she explores connections between cultures and places and the human spirit through photography. Vitale shares her best practices of photojournalism and you’ll create your own hands-on project: finding the beauty in a person or an experience, and composing your image to tell a story.