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[2021] 250 Top Skillshare Courses of All Time

A list of Skillshare’s 250 most popular online courses. Combined, they’ve gathered over 7.5 million enrollments.

Skillshare Top Courses of All Time

Founded in 2010, Skillshare is one of the largest online learning community platforms that offers courses primarily geared towards design, photography and related categories. The company boasts more than 35k online courses with over 28 million enrollments and more than 1 million reviews. There are over 1k courses with more than 50 Lessons with one course having 385 Lessons.

Since inception, Skillshare has raised $116.8 million, $66M of which came last year. The company has 12 million registered learners and 500k paid subscribers. Each Skillshare subscription costs $99/year or $19/month. The top 500 teachers earn about $2,000 a month on average.

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250 Top Skillshare Courses

Here’s a quick summary of Skillshare’s top 250 courses:

  • Enrollments range from 15k to 124k. There are three courses with over 100k enrollments.
  • Combined, they account for ~7.5 million enrollments, with an average of 30k enrollments.
  • Almost 40% of the courses are in the field of Illustration and Graphics Design.
  • Altogether they have 4k lessons with an average of ~1.2k reviews.
  • 85% of the courses are paid.

Here are the top 250 courses on Skillshare sorted by number of enrollments:

  1. Digital Illustration: Learn to Use Procreate FREE
  2. Graphic Design Basics: Core Principles for Visual Design FREE
  3. iPhone Photography: How to Take Pro Photos On Your iPhone
  4. Productivity Masterclass: Create a Custom System that Works
  5. Logo Design with Draplin: Secrets of Shape, Type and Color
  6. Fundamentals of DSLR Photography
  7. Typography That Works: Typographic Composition and Fonts FREE
  8. Character Illustration: Drawing Faces, Figures & Clothing
  9. Intro to Procreate: Illustrating on the iPad [UPDATED]
  10. Hand Lettering Essentials for Beginners
  11. Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro for Beginners
  12. Adobe Photoshop CC – Essentials Training Course
  13. Adobe Illustrator CC – Essentials Training
  14. Productivity Habits That Stick: Using Time Theming FREE
  15. Going Freelance: Building and Branding Your Own Success FREE
  16. Basic Skills / Getting Started with Drawing
  17. Introduction to SEO: Tactics and Strategy for Entrepreneurs FREE
  18. Real Productivity: How to Build Habits That Last
  19. Mastering Illustrator: 10 Tips & Tricks to Speed Up Your Workflow
  20. Interior Design Basics: Simple Steps to Your Perfect Space FREE
  21. Knife Skills: A Mini Class to Chop Like a Chef FREE
  22. Social Media Marketing: Top Tips for Growing Your Followers & Going Viral
  23. Building a Career in Illustration: Explore Print-On-Demand | Learn with Society6 FREE
  24. Getting Started with Email Marketing | Learn with Mailchimp FREE
  25. Productivity Today: Managing Attention in the Digital Age | Learn with Todoist
  26. Mobile Photography Basics for Instagram Success
  27. Storytelling for Leaders: How to Craft Stories That Matter
  28. Context is Key: Social Media Strategy in a Noisy Online World
  29. Learn to Draw: Daily Practices to Improve Your Drawing Skills
  30. Learn to Teach an Amazing Skillshare Class FREE
  31. Becoming an Instagram Influencer: Creating Authentic Content and Monetizing Your Following
  32. Ink Drawing Techniques: Brush, Nib, and Pen Style
  33. Real Productivity: Create Your Ideal Week
  34. Logo Design with Grids: Timeless Style from Simple Shapes
  35. Modern Watercolor Techniques: Explore Skills to Create On-Trend Paintings
  36. Design a Logo in Modern Style
  37. Demystifying Graphic Design: How Posters Work FREE
  38. How to Study for Exams – An Evidence-Based Masterclass
  39. You Can Draw Anything! In 3 Simple Steps
  40. Productivity Masterclass – Principles and Tools to Boost Your Productivity
  41. Introduction to Designing Repeat Patterns in Illustrator
  42. How Not To Suck At Investing: Understanding Stocks (Part 1)
  43. YouTube Success: Build an Authentic Channel That’s Worth the Follow
  44. Customizing Type with Draplin: Creating Wordmarks That Work
  45. Building an Etsy Shop that Sells: Strategies for E-Commerce Success FREE
  46. Style Your Space: Creative Tips and Techniques for Interior Design
  47. Modern Watercolor Techniques: Beginner’s Level
  48. Discovering Success: 7 Exercises to Uncover Your Purpose, Passion & Path
  49. Creative Writing for All: A 10-Day Journaling Challenge
  50. E-Commerce Essentials: How to Start a Successful Online Business FREE
  51. Street Photography: Capture the Life of Your City
  52. Visual Thinking: Drawing Data to Communicate Ideas FREE
  53. Illustration & Inspiration: Keeping a Sketchbook
  54. Hand Lettering: 4 Easy Steps to Modern Calligraphy
  55. Lettering for Designers: One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time
  56. The Staples of Branding: From Purpose to Product
  57. Circular Logo Design with Draplin: Combine Type & Icons in a Classic Shape
  58. Botanical Line Drawing
  59. Design a Female Character: Sketching Portraits with Pencils
  60. Lifestyle Photography: Capturing Inspiring Visual Stories
  61. Learn the Ins and Outs of Illustrator
  62. Fun With Faces: Create a Stylised Digital Portrait
  63. Personal Branding: Crafting Your Social Media Presence
  64. Blogging Basics (FREE) FREE
  65. Introduction to Social Media Strategy | Learn with Buffer
  66. Analytics & Authenticity on Instagram: Crafting Your Digital Presence
  67. Storytelling 101: Character, Conflict, Context & Craft
  68. Simple Character Animation
  69. Introduction to Modern Script Calligraphy
  70. Make the Most of Instagram: Build Your Brand
  71. Intro to Surface Pattern Design: Learn Adobe Illustrator
  72. Outdoor Photography: Shooting at Sunset, Sunrise, and Night
  73. Anyone Can Watercolor: The Basics for Creating Magical Pieces
  74. DIY Cinematography: Make Your Video Look Like a Movie
  75. Web Design Essentials: Creating Marketing Homepages That Drive Results FREE
  76. Stand Out on YouTube: Build a Successful Channel with Jazza
  77. Create a Perfect Morning Routine FREE
  78. Art Essentials: Learn Watercolor Painting Basics
  79. Creative Writing: Crafting Personal Essays with Impact
  80. Find Your Style: Five Exercises to Unlock Your Creative Identity
  81. Drawing as Self-Discovery: 5 Ways to Start
  82. Baugasm™ Series #1 – Create Experimental Gradients and Posters
  83. Mastering Illustration: Sketching, Inking & Color Essentials
  84. From Plant to Cup: Brew an Amazing Cup of Coffee FREE
  85. Finding Instagram Success: Build an Account People Care About
  86. Logotype Masterclass with Jessica Hische
  87. Design Great Stuff: How to Make Merch with Draplin
  88. You Can Draw Cute Animals! In 3 Simple Steps
  89. Unlocking Your Potential: 5 Exercises to Build Creative Confidence
  90. Start Drawing: Techniques for Pencil Portraits
  91. The Perfect 100 Day Project: Your Guide to Explosive Creative Growth
  92. Modern Money Habits: 5 Steps to Build the Life You Want
  93. Adobe InDesign CC – Essentials Training Course
  94. Pen and Ink Illustration: The Basics for Creating Magical Drawings
  95. Excel for the Real World: Gain the Basic Skills of Microsoft Excel
  96. Art of the Start: Turning Ideas into High-Growth Businesses
  97. DIY Filming: Creating Pro Video with Tools You Already Own | Learn with Vimeo FREE
  98. Learn Adobe After Effects CC for Beginners
  99. Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X – From Beginner to YouTuber
  100. The Writer’s Toolkit: 6 Steps to a Successful Writing Habit
  101. Watercolor in the Woods: A Beginner’s Guide to Painting the Natural World
  102. Interior Design: Interior Decorate Like a Boss
  103. Dynamic Brand Identity: Designing Logos That Evolve
  104. Documentary Photography: Capturing Places and People
  105. Productivity with Evernote: Use One Tool for Everything FREE
  106. Digital Illustration: Doodles to Designs
  107. Sketchbook Illustration for All: Draw Your Day with Watercolor & Pen
  108. SINGING MADE EASY (Level 1) : Complete Vocal Training System
  109. Writing for Self-Discovery: 6 Journaling Prompts for Gratitude and Growth
  110. Beyond the Logo: Crafting a Brand Identity
  111. Portrait Photography: Working with Natural Light
  112. Motion Graphics with Kurzgesagt – Part 1
  113. Learn How to Mix Music with Young Guru
  114. Python 3: A Beginners Guide to Python Programming
  115. Acrylic Painting: Learn the Basics For Beginners
  116. Make a Living as an Artist: Strategies for Crafting Your Creative Business
  117. Sketchbook Magic I: Start and Feed a Daily Art Practice
  118. Basics of Photoshop 2013: Fundamentals for Beginners
  119. Cinematography Basics: Understanding Filmmaking Style
  120. Going Viral: Write, Film & Make Content People Share
  121. User Experience Design Essentials – Adobe XD UI UX Design
  122. Everyday Minimalism: Find Calm & Creativity in Living Simply
  123. Designing The Life You Want: 4 Exercises for Clarity and Motivation
  124. Urban Sketching | Drawing What You See
  125. Fundamentals of Photoshop: Getting Started with the Interface, Tools, and Layers (Photoshop I)
  126. ODD BODIES: Illustrating Expressive, Stylized People
  127. The Definitive Guide to T-Shirt Design and Manufacturing
  128. Illustration for Designers: Create Your Own Geometric Animal
  129. How to Vlog! Film, Edit & Upload to YouTube
  130. Master the Basics of Adobe Illustrator to Create Awesome Illustrations
  131. The Beginner’s Guide to Animating Custom GIFs
  132. Learn Piano in 30 Days with 8+ Hours Piano Video Instruction, Most Piano Students On Skillshare!
  133. Learn How to Draw! Fun & Easy Exercises for Nailing Proportion, Shading, and More
  134. Intro to UX: Fundamentals of Usability FREE
  135. Spanish for Beginners. The complete Method. Level 1.
  136. Visual Journaling: Drawing Your Feelings
  137. Intro to Digital Painting: Procreate to Photoshop! A Beginner-Friendly Guide
  138. True Grit: Handmade Textures & Halftones for Designers & Illustrators
  139. Vector Illustration: Design a Playful Character Using Geometric Shapes FREE
  140. Illustrating in Procreate: Drawing a Shareable Timelapse
  141. Gesture / An Introduction to the Art of Figure Drawing
  142. iPhone Filmmaking: Create Cinematic Video With Your Phone
  143. DSLR Filmmaking: From Beginner to PRO!
  144. Graphic Illustration: Boldly Design with Color and Shape
  145. Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography
  146. Smartphone Photography for Instagram Success: Capturing Stunning Lifestyle Photos With Your Phone
  147. Fundamentals of Portrait Photography: Using Natural Light to Create Drama
  148. Digital Lettering Made Simple in Adobe Illustrator
  149. How to Create a Cohesive Instagram Feed | Using Adobe Lightroom
  150. Move from Graphic Designer to UX DESIGNER
  151. Get Discovered With a Knockout Portfolio FREE
  152. Design Like Draplin: 21 Tips for Speeding Up Your Design Workflow
  153. Character Illustration: From Concept to Final Artwork
  154. Adobe Photoshop CC – Advanced Training Course
  155. Draw Your Life: Intro to Illustrated Journaling
  156. Simple Productivity: How to Accomplish More With Less
  157. Productive Prioritization: Tools to Build Your System | Learn with Trello FREE
  158. Creating Webcomics: From Sketches to Final Comic
  159. Logotype Design: Create Brand Marks with Typography
  160. Instagram for Business: Build an Engaged Community | Learn with Iconosquare FREE
  161. Digital Illustration: Design Your Avatar
  162. Introduction to Social Media Advertising | Learn with Buffer FREE
  163. Content Marketing: Create a One-Minute Video FREE
  164. Animating With Ease in After Effects
  165. Watercolor: Basic Techniques FREE
  166. Doodle Magic | Basic & Advanced Techniques
  167. WordPress Academy: Learn WordPress step by step
  168. Introduction to Adobe After Effects: Getting Started with Motion Graphics
  169. Character Illustration: Drawing Female Portraits in Procreate
  170. Cityscape Photography: Capture Your City’s Story
  171. Poster Design: Textures and Halftones for Screen Printing
  172. Adobe Lightroom: Finding Your Unique Editing Style
  173. Learning How to Draw: A Mindset, Method, and Exercises
  174. Making Your First Zine: From Idea to Illustration
  175. Cinematography Course | Shoot Expert Video on Any Camera
  176. Botanical Illustration: Paint a Colorful Garden with Watercolor and Gouache
  177. Learn Anything With Flashcards – The Ultimate Guide To Anki
  178. Mastering Logo Design: Gridding with the Golden Ratio
  179. Adobe Illustrator CC – Advanced Training
  180. How to Improve Your Figure Drawing – Step by Step
  181. The Ultimate Guide to Kinetic Type in After Effects
  182. Procreate for Beginners: Learn the Basics & Sell Your Artwork
  183. Creative Transformation: 9 Exercises to Draw, Write, and Discover Your Future
  184. Animation for Illustration: Adding Movement with Procreate & Photoshop
  185. Level Up your Portrait Drawings: Practical Approaches to Advanced Concepts!
  186. Social Media Stardom: Making the Most of Instagram
  187. The Golden Secrets of Hand-Lettering: Create the Perfect Postcard
  188. Digital Painting: From Sketch to Finished Product
  189. 3D Illustration: Creating Isometric Designs in Adobe Illustrator
  190. How to Learn: Strategies for Starting, Practicing & Mastering the Skills You’ve Always Wanted
  191. Make Animated YouTube Videos
  192. Intro to Graphic Design: Expressing Emotion with Color Theory
  193. Learn Video Editing with Premiere Pro for beginners (2016)
  194. Entrepreneurship Hustle: From Business Plan to Real Success
  195. Personal and Lifestyle Branding: Building Your Story
  196. DSLR Photography II: Understanding Lenses, Focal Length & Shooting
  197. Hand Lettering Styles and Techniques for Embellishment
  198. Expressive Illustration: From Ideas to Execution
  199. Copywriting For Beginners: How To Write Web Copy That Sells Without Being Cheesy
  200. Vintage Hand-Lettering: Styling Phrases for Timeless Appeal
  201. Typographic Logos: Typography and Lettering for Logo Design
  202. Procreate Animation: Make Fun GIFs & Videos
  203. The Ultimate Guide to Creative Planning & Journaling
  204. American Sign Language Level 1
  205. Illustration with Draplin: Iterating with Shape, Style, and Color
  206. Vector Illustration: Drawing with the Pen Tool
  207. Minimum Viable Product: Validate Your Startup Idea for Less than $1,000
  208. Hey, Cool Shirt: Designing Effective T-shirt Graphics
  209. The Art of Doodling: Exercises to Boost Memory and Creativity
  210. Learn to Think Differently FREE
  211. Just Start: 5 Exercises That Lead To Big Wins
  212. Creating Trendy Abstract Patterns in Illustrator
  213. Modern Watercolor Florals: 3 Ways
  214. How to Make a Podcast: Plan, Record, and Launch with Success FREE
  215. Copywriting Basics for Successful Sales: Time-Tested Tactics that Prompt Action
  216. Storytelling through Film: How to Create Engaging Videos for Youtube
  217. Creative Nonfiction: Write Truth with Style
  218. Portraits and Places: Photographing People in Their Spaces
  219. Urban Sketching for Beginners: Watercolour Sketch in 3 Steps
  220. Instagram Best Practices: Grow Your Community, Work with Brands
  221. Creating Brand Systems: An Overview of Combining Logos and Type FREE
  222. Vector Illustration: Playing with Texture
  223. Fundamentals of Illustrator I: The First Steps to Becoming a Pro Illustrator
  224. Color Workshop: The Basics for Artists and Illustrators
  225. Illustrator Secrets: 5 Techniques to Add Realism to Your Work
  226. Sweet Spots: Expressing Big Ideas in Small Editorial Illustrations
  227. Visual Storytelling: Creating More Persuasive Presentations FREE
  228. Digital Illustration for All: Discover, Cultivate and Share Your Unique Personal Style
  229. Hand Lettering in Procreate: Fundamentals to Finishing Touches
  230. Shopify Essentials for Web Developers: From Store Setup to Custom Themes FREE
  231. Waterbrush Lettering Essentials
  232. Creative Leadership Toolkit: Curiosity, History, and Discovery
  233. A Step-by-Step Guide to Art Licensing: Sell Your First Piece of Artwork Online
  234. Writing Character-Driven Short Stories
  235. Doodle Art: Basics and Beyond
  236. Fun With Spaces: Create a Stylised Scene in Procreate + Animation
  237. Introduction to Surface Design: Creating and Mixing Patterns FREE
  238. Adobe After Effects CC – Animated Infographic Video & Data Visualisation.
  239. Guitar Fundamentals: Learn Quick with Mike Boyd
  240. Photography Essentials: Understanding the Basics
  241. Instagram Success for Artists : 2 Week Challenge to Grow Your Following
  242. Creativity Unleashed: Discover, Hone, and Share Your Voice Online
  243. Art Journaling for Self-Care: 3 Exercises for Reflection and Growth
  244. Surface Pattern Design 2.0: Design a Collection | Start a Career
  245. How to Get a Job: A Step-by-Step Guide | Learn with Glassdoor FREE
  246. Digital Painting: Concept Landscapes
  247. Beyond Watercolor: Learn to Paint with Gouache
  248. How to Sketch Like an Industrial Designer FREE
  249. Do Things, Tell People: The Power of Personal Branding
  250. Characters in Motion: Capturing Motion in Illustration

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Suparn developed an interest in MOOCs through a project he worked on during his MSc in Artificial Intelligence. He joined Class Central as a Full Stack Engineer.

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