10 Fun Free Online Courses to Learn Something New
As the world goes into social distancing, we’ve seen everyone from yoga instructors to ballet dancers turning to teaching online. After all, now’s the perfect time to learn something new, or brush up on old skills to pass time. From photography to gardening, Tropika Club shares 10 fun free online courses for the Circuit Breaker.
1. Fender Guitar Lessons
Be the next Ed Sheeran! Fender is offering three months of free access to their Fender Play Through courses after they received overwhelming responses COVID-19. Their courses also cover the bass and ukulele. With bite-sized lessons and professional-grade video lessons, you’ll be making some pretty sweet music during the Circuit Breaker.
2. Self-Discovery through Writing
The quiet of your room provides the perfect backdrop for self-reflection. This course nurtures confidence and mindfulness through six meditative writing prompts. You can access this course once you sign up for a two-month free trial of Skillshare Premium.
3. Fashion as Design
Offered by the legendary Modern Museum of Art in New York, the course teases out the context behind more than 70 garments and accessories from across the globe, and their profound consequences on our world as we know it.
4. Science of Exercise
Time to max out your work out. In this course, you’ll delve deeper into how your body works in your workouts, and identify choices, behaviours, and environments that impact your health too.
5. Nikon’s Free Courses for Photography
With their free 10 online courses, Nikon shares their knowledge on photography and videography. From the fundamentals to making music videos, you can cover a lot of ground with these classes. But you better start now! They’re free only until April 30.
6. Imagineering in a Box
This should definitely be a fun online class to take during the Circuit Breaker. Find out how to create, design, and build Disney theme parks. Hosted on the Khan Academy, design the Disney theme park of your dreams as you go through the interactive activities in the course.
7. Master Gardener Series: Vegetable Gardening
Get your green fingers with this course! Learn the fundamentals of planting vegetables to spice up your meals in the Master Gardener Series: Vegetable Gardening course. You’d better hurry up; this course is free up till April 30 only.
8. The Art of Kitchen Improv
With your homegrown vegetables growing beautifully on your balcony or dry kitchen, you can learn how to create your very own fascinating recipes. So say good-bye to your Maggi noodles with egg. As with the previous course, this course is free only until April 30.
9. Harvard University Science & Cooking
You can’t play with your food, but you can sure geek out about it. Offered on edX, another online learning platform, this course explores the science behind the dishes by renowned chefs from across the world.
10. The Science of Well-Being
It’s one of the most popular online courses at Yale University – almost a quarter of all its undergraduates enrolled in the class during the first year it started. With this fun, informative online course, you can find out how you can nurture more productive habits and find your own happiness, even during the Circuit Breaker.