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    Hi there! Thanks for having interest in our pocket list resources for free courses. 
    Let’s get into it!

     

    1) Brit.co

    Who are they?
    A self introduction of Brit.co on their own website is as below.

     

    “Our Mission: Brit + Co ignites the creative spark in women.

    Brit + Co is a media company that inspires, educates and entertains real women with a creative spirit. The "Brit Girl" uses creativity and a do-it-herself attitude in all aspects of her life: To take charge of her career, forge strong friendships and relationships, curate her own style, decorate her home, and entertain a crowd. Through our content, online classes and products, we enable her to use creativity to shape her future.”

     

    So basically its a learning platform. Most importantly they are currently making all Brit + Co Online Classes free through March 31st. Update as of April 3, 2020: This has been extended.

     

    Some of the courses that are recommended that we can’t wait to try are as below:
    iPad Illustration in Procreate by Molly Jacques
    Learn to Turn Your Favorite Photo into a Digital Illustration
    Intro To Floral Illustration | Botanical Line Drawing by Peggy Dean
    Calligraphy 101 Online Class
    Acrylic Painting Online Class
    Acrylic Painting: Abstract Oceans Workshop

     

    ...and so many more!

     

    Use code SELFCARE during check out to claim your free course. Just remember the course only last until March 31, 2020 okay! Learn all you can, while you can!
    Update as of April 3, 2020: The code can still be claimed! 

     

    2) The Happy Ever Crafter

    Who is she?
    The person behind The Happy Ever Crafter is Becca, a modern calligraphy teacher from Ottawa, Ontario who loves pens, dad jokes, ice cream for breakfast and smoooooooth paper!

     

    Right now she is offering a free course that is easy to pick up! Time for some fun indoor activities with your kids!
    Sign up with your email address here:
    Free class starts on 12pm EST on Thursday (Replay video will be available after that! Don't worry okay!). Video will go live on her facebook page. Information will be provided via your email address once you sign up. 
    Update as of April 3, 2020: The replay will only be free through the month of April. Sign up now before it’s gone!

     

    You’ll learn:
    - The #1 easiest way to learn modern calligraphy (even for kids!)
    - How you can do calligraphy with ONLY tools you already own at home
    - What the calligraphy “basic strokes” are
    - Why your handwriting doesn’t matter (!!!!)
    - How to write a basic calligraphy alphabet

    So that's the 2 links we have provided for free courses. Meanwhile, drink lots of water, avoid crowd, practice social distancing, stay healthy, wash your hands and maintain a positive mind set okay! We can overcome this!

    We found a few new resources!

    1) Read free for 30 days! 

    SCRIBD

    READ FREE FOR 30 DAYS NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED (https://www.scribd.com/readfree)

    What is Scribd?

    Introduction according to their official site is as below:

    "How do you even say Scribd? Scribd /ˈskrɪbd/ sounds like ribbed, but with 'sc' in front. Okay. But what is it? Scribd is the premier digital reading subscription! Members can read and listen with unlimited* audiobooks, ebooks, and magazines, available anytime and on any compatible device. We make it easy for readers to stay informed, discover new passions, and become their best selves. Scribd’s impressive library includes over one million bestselling and award-winning books and audiobooks from the largest global publishers, and articles from leading magazines and newspapers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek."

    2) Downloadable Coloring Pages from Society6

    Society6

    What is Society6?

    According to their website, "Society6 is home to hundreds of thousands of artists from around the globe, uploading and selling their original works as 30+ premium consumer goods from Art Prints to Throw Blankets. They create, we produce and fulfill, and every purchase pays an artist. Simple, but huge. Further, we’ve been humbled by the opportunity to foster an international community of incredibly talented creatives. Whether you’re an artist or not, we hope you’ll rally around the same flag we do. Join us in empowering independent artists worldwide."

    Download link: https://blog.society6.com/entertainment-downloadable-coloring-pages/

    3) TTMIK (Talk To Me In Korean)

    Learning Korean? Heard of TTMIK (Talk To Me In Korean)?
    Their teachings are fun and effective! This is what they will be offering during this period of time.
    TTMIK - Live Korean Class everyday on YouTube
    “For Korean learners who are staying at home due to the COVID-19 situation, we are going to have live classes on YouTube every day. Bring your notebook and pen, and prepare your Korean questions!”
    Pictures resource from @ttmik twitter account.

    BONUS!

    We would also like to provide a list of our favourite artists/letterers who teaches online courses (also free courses sometimes!). Do take time to visit them. 

    Some of our favourite teachers/instructors in different fields:
    Lettering/Typography - Lauren Hom (https://www.homsweethom.com/)
    Botanical/Floral/Line Drawings - Peggy Dean (https://www.thepigeonletters.com/)
    Chalk Lettering - Valerie McKeehan (https://lilyandval.com/)
    Animation - Aaron Blaise (https://creatureartteacher.com/) Free course: Fundamentals of Animation Course 
    (Known For. Brother Bear Director. (2003) Aladdin Animation Department. (1992) The Lion King Animation Department. Pocahontas Animation Department. (1995))

    Some community projects that everyone can participate:
    hitRECord by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (https://hitrecord.org/
    Their introdution "Be Creative. Together. Find collaborators. Finish projects. Or start your own… On HITRECORD, people don’t just post their own stuff -- we make things together. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, whether you’re into writing, film, music, or any other kind of art, you’ll find our community a welcoming and positive place to be your creative self."

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    ps: Our online store is still operating. Get 5% off every of your purchase above RM40.00 by checking out with code PZ5OFF. FREE SHIPPING on orders above RM60.00 for WM-GDex. We will process and arrange shipment for all orders from APRIL 15, 2020 onwards. 

    We will update this list from time to time! 

    xo Team PeppermintZakka