If you are looking for unique birthday or Christmas gift ideas, the creative online courses from Monthly could help a loved one (or yourself) to learn a new skill in an area they enjoy.

We recently learned about this e-learning provider that specialises in short creative online classes where you commit to learning a new skill within 30 days. Not only does this video-based training look like great fun, but the emphasis of Monthly is on genuine quality, with each course delivered by a celebrity or expert in their field.

Creative online courses from Monthly

By the end of your 30 day course, not only will you have developed new creative skills, but you’ll end up completing a tangible product to share or showcase.

This is a really exciting addition to the world of e-learning courses, and brings people to the world of online training because they want to learn for fun, rather than needing to for work.


Video-Based Classes

Below are just a few of the video-based classes available on the Monthly website:


Learn to sing with vocal coach Steve Mackie

Celebrity vocal coach Steve Mackie has worked with the likes of Selena Gomez, Kanye West and Jennifer Lopez. He appeared on TV show The Voice in the US for several seasons, helping contestants learn how to sing better and with greater confidence.


Creative Engineering with Mark Rober

Mark Rober is a former NASA engineer turned YouTuber. His creative engineering videos have been viewed over 1.6 billion times on YouTube. He can teach you how to use science and engineering to turn your ideas into creative projects, taking 3 products from design to completion over the course of a month. Suitable for beginner through to advanced level engineers.


Customise Shoes with Dominic Ciambrone

Learn how to customise shoes with Dominic Ciambrone – aka The Shoe Surgeon. Dominic has been creating customised trainers / sneakers for over 15 years, with clients including the likes of LeBron James, Justin Bieber and Drake. Design your own custom trainers / sneakers during this 30-day course.


Learn How to Draw and Paint with Ten Hundred

Within this online course, you can learn how to draw and paint with renowned artist Ten Hundred. He specialises in bright, imaginative art and murals that have inspired artists around the world.


Creative Baking Courses with Christina Tosi

The chef Christina Tosi is the founder of Milk Bar bakeries. As well as being a successful business woman, she has appeared on TV shows Master Chef and Chef’s Table. With her video-based e-elearning course, you can learn creative baking skills that make you a better baker, and that your friends and family might appreciate just as much!

There are many more creative online courses available on the Monthly website, in areas such as songwriting, vocal arrangement, film making & storytelling, electronic music production and much more.

These could make an amazing birthday or Christmas present if you’re looking for unique gift ideas – or if you’re looking for inspiration for your own new years resolutions. By the end of your online classes, you’ll have developed a new skill that you can enjoy for years to come.