Let’s Make Maps!
In the spirit of my motto “Be Memorable” I just got back from The Hive Conference in Berlin where I rocked my map skirt my parents sweetly got me for my birthday. I get so many compliments on it, that I wanted to give a proper shout out to RoobyLane, the UK Etsy shop where you can order it (she also has ones with transit map fabric!). I love the skirt, but it’s also the perfect PR tactic to be like, “by the way I’m teaching a Map Making class on Skillshare.”
Speaking of my class round 2 starts today (now with 1,000+ students!). Skillshare – the platform where it is hosted – has made a few updates since I last taught so I just wanted to write a quick post to clarify a few things.
- When you sign up for any Skillshare class (and there are TONS of awesome ones, I’ve taken 8 already!) you have lifetime access to the lectures and resources.
- No need to take the class again, once you sign up, you’re always in! The lectures are the same, but you may notice a few updates to the platform. From here on, you can sign up anytime, as it will be ongoing.
- The way I’m running it this time, is that for the next 3 weeks I’ll be giving feedback, and then the class will truly become student led. (The more feedback you give to classmates, the more you’ll receive).
- You won’t get yelled at for not doing your homework + you can take the class at your own pace. Originally I designed it to be 3 weeks, but it’s really up to you. I will be giving feedback for the first few weeks as a little extra incentive to get into gear.
- I don’t care how old you are, if you know Photoshop (Gimp is free!), if you have any special software, or are a register student in a university. Skillshare is open to everyone and anyone, and I’ve designed my class to work for all levels + have shared a ton of resources to help you learn new skills, if you want. You don’t even have to use a computer for your assignments if you don’t want. Hint: The first assignment is hand drawn maps!
- If you have friends who want to sign up, send them the link: http://skl.sh/11RQ8Ig. You’ll meet new people, but recruiting friends can also be a great way to stay on the ball.
- Like most Skillshare classes, my class only costs $20. If you’re reading this closely, then congrats, use the code HIGHFIVE for $5 off until the coupons run out.
P.S. To accessorize my RoobyLane map skirt, I am wearing a Julia Rothman orange Tattly watch + a boat from the Tattly Nautical set! More Tattlys here. Thanks to Lauren Lou Bate for snapping the pic. YAY!