Have you thought about teaching but aren’t sure what topic to focus on? We’ve found that more and more students are interested in focused classes that center on a specific skill or project.
Some of our most successful classes have just 20-60 minutes of video content. Not sure how you can share your skill or passion through a focused class? Check out 5 of our favorites from the platform that show just how easy it is to teach an amazing bite-sized class across any topic!
1. Building Trust Between Photographer and Client: Capturing Emotion Evoking Images by Morgan Whitney (20 min)
- Morgan highlights a specific aspect of Photography that is essential within the field but often overlooked: the relationship between client and photographer.
- She keeps it focused by providing just three tips to build trust, explaining them in detail.
- Her class incorporates a lightweight project that allows students to start building the relationship by researching their client.
Try it out: Create a simple class project that allows students to get started right away and flex their creative muscles.
2. Create your Own Floral Centerpiece by Anne Kim (11 min)
- Anne has a passion for floral arrangements, but she keeps her class specialized by honing in on a particular style: Centerpieces
- She uses just a few materials in her arrangement, making it easier for students to try out
- Her focused topic allows her to explain her creative decisions in more depth, giving students insight into her process.
Try it out: Know a variety of ways to create or build something? Choose one and explain your creative process.
3. Salad in A Jar: Inspiring Healthy Living by Margaret Lynn (14 min)
- Rather than teaching a class on “Healthy Living”, Margaret zooms in one technique she uses to plan out her meals to save time and eat healthy.
- Margaret keeps her class focused by giving an overview of preparation of ingredients, providing a few recipes that students can try out, and how to build the salad jar.
- She makes her project easily accessible to students by allowing them to create their own salad jar and share it in the Project Gallery.
Try it out: Think about a skill you feel confident in and then zoom in on one aspect of it to create a simple and focused bite-sized class.
4. Copywriting for Startups by Allison Esposito (15 min)
- Allison focuses her class on a specific aspect of copywriting: creating a landing page.
- Her class uses slides and a screencast filming technique to make creating the class at home really easy.
- She gives students a simple template that they can use to begin their writing, making it easy for them to start the class project.
Try it out: Have a tool, template, or process you swear by? Focus your class on that specific element and encourage students to apply it to their own work.
5. Confident Watercolors: Brushes by Amarilys Henderson (14 min)
- Amarilys shares foundational knowledge that professionals and amateurs alike can benefit from
- Her class hones in on a tool that any artist will find useful
- The class project is lightweight and easy to start, allowing students to explore the various brush strokes by painting on scrap paper
Try it out: Have a lot of knowledge about one topic? Create a bite-sized foundational class that students can apply to many different contexts.