With the new year and the new lockdown some of you might be looking for online courses and classes so I’ve decided to write a post about some I’ve spotted. It’s a great way to learn something new or improve on a skill you already have and it’s also a great way to distract yourself from the current situation. These classes are based in Ireland but as they are online it doesn’t matter where in the world you are (except for the library ones).
If you are a member of Irish libraries there are over 400 courses you can take part in and they are all free! There’s sure to be something you are interested in and you can do them in your own time. You can find out more here: https://www.librariesireland.ie/elibrary/elearning-courses
Art classes with Poilin from the Open Door Gallery and Studio. I’ve done a few courses with Poilin and I love them. Poilin will paint or draw along with you so you know exactly what you are meant to be doing. If you can’t be there for the live zoom class you can catch up via the recording and you watch the video over again if you need to. https://opendoorgalleryandstudio.com/
Anois Yoga has several classes to suit all levels. Anois means now in Irish so you can practice yoga whenever your now happens. There are two interactive membership packages available with options for live yoga classes 7 days a week, weekend workshops, recordings of live classes, plus access to a library of on-demand yoga essentials and a choice of speciality courses to choose from. Offering Yoga classes, mindfulness, and meditations to suit all ages and abilities. Find out more here: https://www.anoisyoga.com/
Learn to Make Your own Clothes with Artist Lorna Watkins. This course will be delivered online via Zoom one evening a week and a private Facebook community to share projects, tips and a place to get help on your sewing project.
Piano Lessons with Kieran Quinn. In these online lessons you will learn the tools to improve not only your piano-playing skills, but also your musical ear and your appreciation of the songs you love. This knowledge will enable you to work out the melodies and chords in order to sit down and play any song you want in a natural and relaxed manner.
Creative writing with Gerard Beirne. Gerard has a number of courses that run throughout the year. You can find out all the details on his website: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeWritingGerardBeirne
Trinity College Dublin have some free online courses on a variety of subjects. You can find out all the details here: https://www.tcd.ie/OnlineEducation/free-online-course/https://www.tcd.ie/OnlineEducation/free-online-course/
Online Classes for Children
Get the kids cooking with the Susty Kids Cookalong Club. Each Friday Rozanne will show you how to make a savoury main dish and a sweet treat. https://rozannestevens.podia.com/susty-kids-cookalong-club
Starcamp are offering a free virtual camp for kids for the month of January. You can find out more here: https://starcamp.ie/virtual-camp-christmas-2020/
Artzone are running live online art classes for kids. There are a variety of different classes from age 5+. You can visit their website here: https://www.artzone.ie/art-classes-dublin/artzone-live/
Anyone 4 Science are hosting science classes when the schools are closed. Learn how to make fake snow, rockets and more. https://anyone4science.com/
I hope this blog of online classes and courses have been of some use to you. Happy learning.