Teacher Stories

How Amarilys Henderson Joined The Teach Challenge And Earns $2,700 a Month

How Amarilys Henderson Joined The Teach Challenge And Earns $2,700 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!

 

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!

Teacher Stories: Molly Jacques

Teacher Stories: Molly Jacques

Meet Molly Jacques, a typographical artist who emphasizes on calligraphy and hand lettering. She's worked on wedding calligraphy for clients such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Conde Nast publications, and Ford to name a few. Molly teaches a highly popular Introduction to Modern Calligraphy class and has enrolled over 5,000 students worldwide!

Teacher Stories: Molly Suber Thorpe

Teacher Stories: Molly Suber Thorpe

Meet Molly Suber Thorpe, an award-winning designer and calligrapher behind Plurabelle Calligraphy & Design Studio. Her custom stationery designs, branding work, and decorative type treatments have appeared in such publications as Martha Stewart Weddings, The Guardian, Country Living, New-Fashioned Weddings, Style Me Pretty Weddings, C Magazine, I Heart Stationery, as well as on hundreds of sites and blogs, from Minted.com to Buzzfeed to Daily Candy. Molly teaches a highly popular Intermediate Skillshare Digitizing Calligraphy course.

Teacher Stories: Young Guru

Teacher Stories: Young Guru

Meet Young Guru, one of the most renowned recording and mixing engineers in the music industry today. He’s worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rick Ross, Drake, T.I., Kanye West and Eminem. Young Guru brings his knowledge and expertise for aspiring audio engineers through two online Skillshare classes: Sound Check: The Essentials of DIY Audio Mixing and Capture Sound: Introduction to Audio Recording. We had a chance to sit down with Young Guru to learn more about his class and we’re excited to share his story with you here!