As a life-long learner, I was thrilled to learn about the company SkillPop a few years ago. SkillPop is based in Charlotte, and now runs classes in Raleigh, North Carolina and Greenville, South Carolina as well. In a nutshell, SkillPop makes learning accessible and fun. Classes hoover around the $30 mark, usually last about two hours, and offer hands-on in person learning in an exciting and social environment.
According to SkillPop, “We believe that the best learning happens in-person, and we strive to create environments where trying a new skill is social, accessible, and engaging. You shouldn’t have to spend huge amounts of time or money just to try something new or build your skills, so we make it simpler.”
If there is a topic you’re interested in delving deeper into, SkillPop also offers Masterclasses. How amazing would a masterclass on blogging be?? These are typically more expensive, but offer an even smaller class setting to learn from the pros.
While SkillPop offers a wide array of classes, they also offer their “best sellers” on a frequent basis. Classes often sell out, but you can join a waitlist in case there are cancellations or a new class time is added. The first class I got into was because I was on a waitlist, and once a new time was added I was able to jump on the registration!
When I was toying around with the idea of starting a blog I took a few SkillPop classes to learn more about social media, blogging basics, digital illustration, and setting up a website through Squarespace. While I felt like I had a good foundation for how to start a blog, taking these classes was essential to actually getting my blog up and running.
I think Charlotte/Raleigh/Greenville are incredibly lucky to have SkillPop in our communities. I receive their newsletter every Tuesday, which lists out their new and upcoming classes. Generally I’ll take a look at what’s available and register for one or two classes that work with my schedule. I want to start taking more of the artistic classes, including the watercolor class and photography basics.
So, what SkillPop classes have I taken so far? See the list below!
Adobe Illustrator Basics taught by Ashley Morgan
Blogging Basics taught by Lauren Hooker of Elle and Company
Creating a Capsule Wardrobe taught by Ensley of The Rebelle Kitchen
Handlettering Basics taught Kaley Olsen
Healthy Grocery Store Tour taught by Samantha Eaton of Healthy Eaton
Marketing Essentials taught by Blair Primis of OrthoCarolina
Monetizing Your Blog taught by Megan Flynn Peterson of The Freckled Italian