Last month I released my first Skillshare class that teaches you to create basic hand lettering. I created it in response to the overwhelming feeling that a lot of people feel intimidated by the creativity aspect when starting a Bullet Journal. Skillshare is a really great resource for beginner Bullet Journalists to learn new creative skills and build confidence in adding more artistic elements to their Bullet Journal spreads. It has a lot more to offer than just my class (although of course you should definitely take my class!) so in this blog post I’ve picked out my favourite Bullet Journaling classes that will help you either get more productive or creative in your Bullet Journal!
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What is Skillshare?
Skillshare is a website that hosts masterclasses from all sorts of creative and clever individuals that are sharing their knowledge about their chosen subject. It’s a subscription service which you pay for monthly but you can get a free trial for 2 months which is plenty of time to try out a wide variety of classes and decide if you want to carry on paying for it. I really recommend it for building confidence with projects you normally might feel a bit intimidated to try as all classes are targeted at different levels of experience so you can try your hand at anything with the confidence that it’s at the right level for you.
I mean of course I had to include my class that’s great for adding some creativity into your Bullet Journaling. Not to toot my own horn but I’m pretty proud of how easy to follow this class is. It’s designed for absolute beginners and doesn’t require fancy supplies to get started. This is where you need to start if you have no idea how to even start making the progress required to get to more advanced techniques this is a good place to build confidence in being creative with letters. Find out more about it here.
I have plans to introduce even more Bullet Journaling classes in the future so make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter so you don’t miss out on important announcements!
Peggy Dean of the Pigeon Letters has so many Skillshare classes this blog post could potentially just be filled with her series. I’ve picked out this hand lettering for beginners class as it’s short, snappy and will help you get started with cursive modern calligraphy. Make sure you have a look at her other classes for an even bigger boost of creative inspiration.
Amanda Rach Lee is a big name in the world of Bullet Journaling. Every month she posts her planning videos and thousands of Bullet Journalists recreate her themes! A true journaling trendsetter. You can have a look at her wonderful YouTube Channel here (or find more Bullet Journaling Youtubers to follow) and check out her ultimate guide to creative planning class on Skillshare.
If you struggle artistically and want to start introducing some little doodles to decorate your pages then I highly recommend trying out plants as a first subject. They are so easy to draw for a beginner and they’re really in fashion aesthetically at the moment. Try out this cute little plant doodles class that will teach you simple techniques to start adding some cute little plants to your journal.
Faux calligraphy is a really exciting skill to learn for beginners. It makes that calligraphy look really easy to recreate and to be honest I can’t always tell the difference between faux calligraphy and real calligraphy. Even though I’m more confident with calligraphy now I often still use faux calligraphy. Learn how to do it with this course from Sarah Ensign.