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Sponsor // Join Skillshare’s Community of Creative Learners and Teachers 


Skillshare is an online learning community that includes over a million curious, creative people across the globe. The site features a growing roster of over 3,000 classes that cover topics like design, photography, and technology—all taught by respected, experienced creative professionals.

The Skillshare platform allows members to easily interact with their teachers and fellow learners, sharing ideas, creations, and feedback, as they progress through the short video-based classes on everything from inking to street photography.

Hands-on classes like Creating Magical Patterns offer students an insider’s look at how top creatives approach their work. The course is taught Karina Eibatova, a highly-lauded illustrator and commercial designer whose work was previously featured on Colossal. In less than an hour, Eibatova demonstrates exciting techniques in watercolor, illustration, and post-production. “It is a perfect class for designers, illustrators, or anyone who wants to learn something new,” she says.

Sign up now and use the code col99 to check out this class and get 3 months of Skillshare Premium for only $0.99.

Sponsor // Sketch Lively Urban Spaces With 50% Off This Online Craftsy Class 

Explore cities and towns through an artist’s eye, and start sketching urban spaces pulsing with energy and movement. Join Urban Sketchers correspondent James Richards, for his online Craftsy class, Essential Techniques for Sketching the Energy of Places. Receive 50% off James’s video lessons—a special, one-week offer for Colossal readers—and capture your favorite urban scenes.

With lifetime access to these video lessons, you can bring vibrant urban scenes to life. James will demonstrate how to quickly draw people in the city, sketch the backdrop elements of an urban scene and create an illusion of depth. You’ll also discover how to use composition, exaggerated perspective, exciting linework and bold color to capture the exuberance of great places in your town and around the world!

Visit Craftsy now to get 50% off the online class, Essential Techniques for Sketching the Energy of Places, and enjoy your video lessons risk-free with Craftsy’s full money-back guarantee. Offer expires February 8, 2016 at 11:59pm MT.

Sponsor // Create a Stunning Website or Portfolio with Squarespace 


Squarespace makes it easy to create stunning websites, portfolios, blogs, and online stores without having to touch a line of code. Showcase your work beautifully with full-screen presentations and dynamic slideshows that look spectacular on every device. Set up a functioning website in minutes using Squarespace’s intuitive and easy-to-use tools.

Check out these websites powered by Squarespace of artists whose work was recently featured on Colossal: Daisy Jacobs, Sebastian ErraZuriz, and Victoria Wagner.

Squarespace’s inclusive, all-in-one service provides content management, hosting, domains, social integrations, e-commerce, and 24-hour customer support. Features include dozens of award-winning templates, simple and intuitive drag-and-drop functionality, a free professional logo maker, and Google apps integration.

Start a free 14-day trial at Squarespace.com (no credit card required). Use the code COLOSSAL for 10% off your first purchase.

Sponsor // Improve Your Drawing With This Online Craftsy Class 


Improve your drawing skills and achieve more realistic results. Join Professional Artist and instructor Patricia Watwood for her online Craftsy class, 10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing, and get 50% off with this special, one-week offer for Colossal readers. Through Patricia’s class, you’ll learn principles of composition, perspective, value, form, mark-making, and more to render simple subjects with impressive accuracy.

Watch these lessons anytime and as many times as you want to gain confidence drawing and shading lifelike three-dimensional objects. Along the way, Patricia will help you avoid common mistakes so your drawings always turn out the way you intend. From basic drawing concepts to foundational techniques for working with different mediums, Patricia will help you jumpstart your drawing journey.

Visit Craftsy now to get 50% off the online class, 10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing, and enjoy your video lessons risk-free with Craftsy’s full money-back guarantee. Offer expires January 25, 2016 at 11:59pm MT.

Sponsor // Embark on a New Creative Journey at Parsons 

Parsons School of Design

Take the first step towards your professional transformation with a certificate in art and design from Parsons, part of The New School in NYC. Gain invaluable skill sets, and set out on a career path in industry-leading areas like Graphic and Digital Design, Interior Design and Architecture Studies, Fashion Business, Fashion Design, and Fine Art.

Parsons not only offers programs that help you advance in today’s fast paced design economy, but its award-winning faculty and curriculum will place you at the forefront of art and design innovation, world-class features contributing to Parsons being named the best art and design school in the country.

You deserve to learn from the best. Learn more, meet faculty, and get advising on Spring offerings in all areas of study at our #LearnGrowRepeat in 2016 Continuing Education Expo on Tuesday, January 12. RSVP today.

Sponsor // Make Captivating Drawings Simple With 50% Off This Online Craftsy Class 


Improve all of your colored pencil drawings!

Make your drawings more fun and fascinating with a portable, easy-to-use medium! Learn how with professional artist Susan Rubin in her online Craftsy class, Colored Pencil Essentials. You’ll get 50% off Susan’s video lessons — a special, one-week offer for Colossal readers — and learn easy, empowering techniques for color-mixing, application, and more.

With these lessons, which you can watch anytime and as many times as you like, Susan will teach you all the colored pencil skills you need for drawings you love, from setting up your color palette to layering for beautiful effects, capturing lifelike textures, adding eye-catching details, and more.

Visit Craftsy now to get 50% off the online class, Colored Pencil Essentials, and enjoy your video lessons risk-free with Craftsy’s full money-back guarantee. Offer expires January 11, 2016 at 11:59pm MT.

Sponsor // Develop Your Creative Side at The 92Y Art Center 


The 92Y Art Center in NYC is comprised of three world-class programs: Fine Art & Design, the Ceramics Center, and the Jewelry Center, which is the largest of its kind in the nation. The Art Center is where artists of every age and skill level discover their inspiration, fuel their imaginations, and chart their personal paths as creators. Classes start soon and run throughout the spring. Register now to receive 20% off with code Col20.

On January 12 from 69pm, take part in Transformation Tuesday, an evening in the Art Center and 92Y’s May Center featuring free workshops, demos, and open studios in the arts, health, fitness, and sports. All attendees will have an opportunity to meet with program directors, faculty, and existing students. Come early and stay late—to mix and mingle with fellow New Yorkers, and to help ring in 2016. Learn more at 92Y.org.

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