I’ve had the idea of adult art classes bouncing around in my head for some time now. With the seemingly never-ending ways to learn online these days (from Skillshare to YouTube to Coursera and on and on), it seems like it’d be easy to pick up new creative skills. Maybe it’s nostalgia, but I miss creating things in a class setting, with the instructor standing there, ready to help correct you and provide ready feedback, in real time.

My initial idea was to try to cram 30 different art classes into one month, but the logistics of plotting that seemed a bit untenable. Therefore, I’m going to cram 30 days of art classes into the next few months.

My hope is to do these classes live and in person at one of the many places in the Bay Area that offer instructional art classes. For the purpose of this exercise, I’m defining “art” in the broad sense, including traditional fine arts, digital media, hand lettering, photography, drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass, folk art, crafts, book and paper arts, and any other creative endeavors that I can find someone to teach me.

I’ll share the results here. Wish me luck!