Staying at home doesn’t mean you have to be bored at home. Instead of squandering this extra time, you can use it to cross off some of the items on your bucket list. Learn something new, pick up an additional hobby, or improve your existing skills. Below you’ll find a handful of online courses that’ll motivate you to start learning something fun and exciting from home.
One of the keys to learning the guitar is to make each lesson fun. The Ultimate Beginner to Expert Guitar Lessons Bundle takes this approach by teaching you the essentials of rhythm guitar. You’ll learn some basic music theory along with different strumming techniques. Within no time, you will be strumming away to your favorite songs.
Got something to say and want others to hear it? Then you should consider starting a podcast. This form of online broadcasting allows you to speak your mind while engaging an audience who prefers to listen over reading. Get a head start on podcasting with the Start-to-Finish Guide to Launching a Successful Podcast Bundle. Its collection of 541 lessons will teach everything from starting a podcast to tips for interviewing guests. You’ll learn both the technical skills of setting up a recording area to tips on creating engaging content.
Want to learn the piano and keep it exciting? Then check out Pianoforall, designed for the beginner who wants to learn quickly. Pianoforall starts with rhythm piano to get you playing the songs you know and love. Once you’ve learned the basics of rhythm, the course introduces you to blues, jazz, and many other popular styles with 421 lessons and lifetime access included.
Photography is a great hobby to pick up during your downtime, and the Complete Photography Professional Bundle is here to teach you the basics. The eight-course bundle will show you how to master your camera settings so you can ditch auto mode and start shooting manually like the pros.
Some people enjoy the challenge of coding but find writing software boring. Kick it up a notch by learning how to program games with the Hands-on Game Development Bundle. This bundle includes ten courses that introduce you to programming with a game development engine like Unity and the C++ programing language. There’s even a mobile development course for those looking to target smartphones and tablets.
One challenge when designing graphics is finding commercially available textures, backgrounds, and similar resources to give your image that “oh-so-perfect” look. The Big Design Graphic Bundle is here to help with hundreds and thousands of gradients, colors, brushes, backgrounds, and textures. Not only is it for personal use, but it also can be used in commercial projects.
Follow along with a professional painter as you learn how to recreate the watercolor painting of English watercolor artist Alfred Robert (A.R.) Quinton. Sign up for this Complete Learn to Paint bundle and learn how to paint rural landscapes, including fields in the summer and mountains in the winter. You’ll also learn how to capture people and village scenes with watercolor techniques.
Have an expensive Canon DSLR sitting in a drawer because you don’t know how to use it? Then the Canon DSLR Photography A-Z Course is perfect for you. This course focuses specifically on Canon cameras, introducing you to Canon’s camera system and its companion smartphone app. You’ll learn the basics of photography as well as how to apply those principles when shooting photos with Canon DSLR cameras.