From a MasterClass with RuPaul to a tutorial on houseplants, 5 online platforms that will teach you a new skill
By Zoe Makhool
Featured photo via @skillshare
If you love houseplants but can’t seem to keep them alive, this is the class for you. Royal Oak Public Library is hosting an online class with Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, a.k.a the “Houseplant Guru,” who will teach you how to cultivate and care for indoor plants. The event is scheduled for March 18 from 7-8 pm and will take place via Zoom. Register online here!
MasterClass offers a variety of online classes taught by award-winning chefs, writers and performers. There’s a class for virtually everything (pun intended) , from learning self-expression and authenticity (taught by RuPaul), to fashion design (led by Marc Jacobs). A subscription costs $15 a month (billed annually) and can be purchased here.
Starting March 2, Ferndale Area District Library is offering a series of parenting classes that will allow you to connect with other local moms and dads via Zoom to learn early literacy tips and parenting strategies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Brush up on your creativity and get inspired with Skillshare’s art-focused online classes. The learning community has thousands of classes on topics including illustration, design, photography, writing and more. A premium membership includes access to all videos and costs $32 per month (tip: get the best deal when you sign up for the whole year, only $168 billed annually), or you can watch a selection of free classes here.
In addition to online and in-studio yoga classes, Yoga Shelter also offers a virtual yoga teacher training. During the 200-hour course you’ll learn all the basics, like foundational yoga philosophy and anatomy. Flexible payment plans and scholarships are available. Visit their website now to apply for the next class, starting April 5!