How Crafts teachers make it big on skillshare: Ana victoria calderon

Like many full time creatives, Ana Victoria Calderon was living off of the combined income of a few separate sources when she got started teaching online – sales of art prints from her Etsy store, licensing artwork to companies like Hallmark and Papyrus, and teaching in person workshops. “I knew that I wanted to start teaching online, but YouTube was difficult. People had a lot of questions but there was no way I could answer this stuff in the comments section.”

How Making $1500 a Month on Skillshare Helped Hayden Aube Pursue a Full-Time Freelance Career

While living in London and working as a web designer, Hayden Aube was mostly thinking about one thing –– how to work on Illustration full-time. “The whole time I was working as a web designer, in the back of my head I knew it wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted to get back to illustration and back to drawing. That’s why I got into design in the first place.”

How Amarilys Henderson Joined The Teach Challenge And Earns $1,200 a Month

How Amarilys Henderson Joined The Teach Challenge And Earns $1,200 a Month

As a mother and freelance illustration artist, Amarilys Henderson wanted a consistent source of side income that would give her creative freedom in her freelance career. “Before teaching on Skillshare, I stressed a lot more about smaller jobs adding up to the amount I needed to hit every month.”

How Artist Ria Sharon Joined The Teach Challenge And Now Teaches 6000 Students on Skillshare

How Artist Ria Sharon Joined The Teach Challenge And Now Teaches 6000 Students on Skillshare

“I’ve been making art my whole life,” artist and teacher Ria Sharon recalls, “but after college, I didn’t realize all the options that were available to me as an artist. When I took my first job at an ad agency, that really set the course of my career. “ As a full-time content strategist and a single mother of two, it was easy for Ria to push her first passion aside. 

How Elizabeth Olwen Overcame Her Fear and Teaches Pattern Design to 17,000 Students on Skillshare

How Elizabeth Olwen Overcame Her Fear and Teaches Pattern Design to 17,000 Students on Skillshare

Before pursuing a career in surface design, Elizabeth Olwen was working full-time as a graphic designer. While it was great training, Elizabeth “really felt like something was missing, my work wasn’t very fulfilling. I had this burning in my belly like I wasn’t living up to my potential."

From Student to Teacher: Jon Brommet

From Student to Teacher: Jon Brommet

Earlier this week, the Community team at Skillshare caught up with one of our favorite teachers, Jon Brommet. Jon was an enthusiastic and talented Skillshare student for years before he finally decided to teach his first class, and we’re so glad he did! At Skillshare we believe that anyone can teach--including students--and Jon’s story is a great reminder of just how true this is.

Teacher Stories: Lotus Carroll

Teacher Stories: Lotus Carroll

Meet Lotus Carroll, a photographer, writer and artist based in Austin, Texas. Lotus teaches a two-part Lightroom class that's been highly rated on Skillshare: Fundamentals of Lightroom I: Organize Files and Boost Your Workflow and Fundamentals of Lightroom II: Editing and Post Processing. We had a chance to sit down with Lotus to learn more her background and her Skillshare classes!

 

Student Stories: Justin Carboneau

Student Stories: Justin Carboneau

Meet Justin Carboneau, who enrolled in Jenn Lim's The Building Block of Delivering Happiness at Work class to transform the company culture at Exygy. We had a chance to learn more about how he introduced the idea of building company culture to share value, personal growth, and happiness. We hope you're inspired to incorporate Exygy's happiness principles into your own company and work as well!

Teacher Stories: Faye Brown

Teacher Stories: Faye Brown

Meet Faye Brown, a graphic designer with over 14 years of experience in motion graphics, branding and illustration. Faye teaches a highly popular online Typography class called "The Art of Typography: Communicate Effectively Through the Power of Type." We had a chance to sit down with Faye to learn more about herself and her class!