Expand your Skill-Set with these 10 Unconventional Online Courses

Shivani Manohar
July 11, 2020
4 min read

Amidst careers and education and the general stress that the impending future brings, most of our lives are consumed by following the norm and doing what is expected of us, in the conventional sense. To mitigate some of this unavoidable stress, create a much-needed distraction, or simply give ourselves an outlet for creative energy, we turn to hobbies. Sometimes, these hobbies are simply a way to take our mind of things and pass the time. But on other occasions, they can amount to skills that are important in everyday life.

As you sit and home and figure out what new task you should take up next, consider expanding your skill-set with these 10 unconventional courses. No time like the present, right?

1. Magic 🎩

Magic is an art form that makes you think and also pleasantly surprises you. If you're someone who loves being the center of attention at gatherings, or simply someone wanting to learn a more offbeat skill, let me send a little magic your way and introduce you to Nikhil Raj, a mystic magician and Secretary of the Institute of Magic and Allied Arts.

You can get in touch with Nikhil on Facebook or his website. He also has a live, online workshop coming up this weekend - 1st and 2nd May 2020 (to register, contact +91 9916552979)

2. Baking 🧁

When it comes to classes that make your mouth water and your tummy rumble, Dhawal Shah of The Dessert Street really takes the cake. No pun intended. This talented pâtissier may have stumbled upon baking by chance but there is nothing accidental about the goodies he bakes. If you're someone who loves desserts, his classes will be ideal for you.

You can get in touch with Dhawal on Instagram or Facebook.

3. Woodwork 🪓

With a little nudge from WoodSkills, you can finally fix that step that everybody keeps tripping over, or you can unleash your creativity and make some stunning pieces of furniture with your own hands. You can enrol in their courses or simply take a one-time tutorial. Woodskills has something for every budding woodworker out there.

You can get in touch with them on their website.

4. Belly Dancing 💃

Learn to move like a pro with the Belly Dance Institute, headed by Ritambhara Sahni. Their online workshops will guide you through several routines, basic and advanced. As you discover the mental, physical and spiritual benefits of belly dance, Rithambhara will have you dancing to her beat in no time.

You can get in touch with Ritambhara on Instagram, or contact the institute on their website.

5. Football ⚽

Can't go outside and play football, no matter how badly you want to? LaLiga Football Schools are bringing football to you! Through interactive sessions with their licensed coaches, the LLFS At Home program will go over everything from fitness exercises to technical training.

You can get in touch with them on Facebook, Linkedin or their website.

6. Music 🎹

As Beethoven once said, music can change the world. And at a time like this, when the world is in crisis, people are seeking solace in music. Yousef Khan brings you the means to master the piano in the most convenient way possible - from the comfort of your own home! With merits like Licentiate in Specialist Music from the Trinity School of Music in his arsenal, Yousef uploads tutorials and conducts live classes to help his students grasp

You can get in touch with Yousef on Instagram or book his classes online.

7. Tattoo 🖌️

To anyone looking to pick up a funky and unusual skill, we've got you covered. Learn the art of tattooing with Sunny Bhanushali of Aliens Tattoo Studio, a tattoo parlour that uploads workshops and tutorials for anyone interested in the various techniques and practices involved in tattooing. Another fantastic tattoo artist who has perfected the art of minimalistic tattoos is Utsavi Jhaveri of Border-Line Tattoos. Make sure to check out her classes if minimal designs are your forte.

You can get in touch with Sunny on Instagram, Facebook or the Aliens Tattoo School website.

You can get in touch with Utsavi on Instagram.

8. Meditation 🧘

Payal Khanwani strongly believes that meditation is one of the best ways to manage stress amidst what's happening in the world. Under her guidance, you can book private, semi-private or group yoga and meditation sessions and become mindful of your mental, emotional & physical health.

You can get in touch with Payal on Instagram, Linkedin or her website.

9. Coding 🕹️

If you’re a coder who’s filled to the brim with ideas for software and applications that haven’t been designed yet, here’s your chance to create the apps you’d want to use! With Hackberry, you can learn coding and entrepreneurship, and build the skills required to master programming. Hackberry specially caters to kids between 5-15 years of age.

You can get in touch with them on their website.

10. Expressive Art 🎭

Amidst a sea of fun, innovative subjects, The Gaia Centre offers courses catering to every artsy, creative individual. This includes online classes on art, drama, public speaking, communication and many, many more exciting areas of art.

You can get in touch with them on their website.

The fast-paced nature of our world has made it significantly easier to take classes, expand your knowledge and sharpen your skills - from the ones that are essential to skills like these, ones that you’re just slightly curious about.

If you're a student looking for a class that piques your interest, you know that it can be a bit of a struggle finding one that's a perfect fit. Hopefully, this blog will help you find the class that strikes an ideal balance between productivity and fun.

If you're a teacher, feel free to browse the rest of our blog for helpful articles on online classes and class management.

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