The Armchair Student: Learn Something New from Your Living Room

Since I graduated from college a million years ago, I've been taking classes at local colleges, even around the world — interior design classes in San Francisco, acting in NYC, Spanish in Spain, jewelry-making in Mexico…The traveling ones were fun for sure, but what I didn't love about the local ones was the getting-to-class part after working all day, especially in the dead of winter. So last year, I took an online photography class at NicolesClasses.com. I still got to ask my teacher questions and get feedback as well as check out other student work, but on my own time and in my own home. So I took another one and another one and now I teach one (check out my new online Sewing Class if you like).

There are loads of online classes popping up around the web, from quilting and cake decorating at Denver-based Craftsy to knitting and jewelry at SF-based Creative Bug to unlimited cooking classes for a monthly fee at America's Test Kitchen. Have you taken an online class? Share what you've learned below!

(Image: Theresa Gonzalez)

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