• Jinal Inamdar

10 Fun (And Free) Online Classes To Take While In Lockdown

Without the option to go out and spend time with friends and family, you may be finding it hard to fill your free time with activities you genuinely want to do. If you’re feeling up for it, now is the perfect time to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one. There are tons of fun online classes you can take right now, and a lot of them are free.

Here's a list of 10 such classes!

1. Nikon School

The popular camera brand offers 10 online classes centered around photography. You can get access to all of them for free through April 30. Learn everything from the basics of your DSLR camera to the art of making a music video. While some classes take just 15 minutes to complete, others run more than an hour.

2. Disney Imagineering in a Box

Learn how to be an imagineer - the people responsible for the creation, design, and construction of Disney theme parks. Offered through the Khan Academy, this class comprises 32 videos from Imagineers with interactive activities to give you the opportunity to dream and design a theme park experience.

3. Master Gardener Series Of Vegetable Gardening

Become a vegetable growing pro with this online class that only takes four to six hours to complete. This urban agriculture course teaches you how to select a proper garden spot at your home, prepare soil, plant vegetables, and identify common insect and disease problems.

4. Fender Guitar Lessons

Always wanted to master one musical instrument but never got the chance or time to? Well, learn it here for free! Learn how to play the guitar with three months of free access to Fender Play Through courses. The world-famous instrument company is offering three months of free access to bass and ukulele lessons.

5. Moma Fashion As Design

Take this class from the Modern Museum of Art that is based in New York City, which examines 70 garments and accessories from around the world to look closely at what we wear, why we wear it, how it’s made, and what it means. It’s one of nine courses MoMA offers for free on Coursera.

6. The Art of Kitchen Improv

If you love cooking, but have a hard time coming up with recipes on your own that aren’t basic, this is the course for you. It’s taught by the Milk Street Cooking School as one of 13 classes that are free through April 30.

7. Yale The Science of Well Being

Did you know there's a course on 'how to be happy'? Who knew and who thought we'd need one! But the past year and the current have risen certain circumstances that require each of us to spend some hours of the day feeling positive about something, anything! This perennially popular course is essentially a crash-course on how to be happy. It engages you in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.\

8. Feng Shui Your Home Office

If you are bored at home and just doing up your living or work space and wish to do it the "Feng Shui way", then this can be it! If your space is need of some serious help with energy flow, watch this course with videos to help you out how.

9. Writing for Self-Discovery

By singing up for a two-month free trial to Skillshare Premium, you can use this course to take you through six meditative writing prompts that help open your mind, leave judgment behind, and make the most of your writing. You’ll also have access to over 100 courses on everything from interior design to business analytics.

10. Science Of Exercise

If you’re interested not just in breaking a sweat, but also in what’s happening in your body when you exercise, this course is perfect. It’s one of 100 courses Coursera is offering for free through May 31, among other classes that were already free.

Hope this helps you pick up some meaningful skills and make the best of your time and mind. Try and stay away from the negativity as much as you can and stay home and learn something new today!

Share this with friends who you'd like to take these courses with! You guys can time your start together :)

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