remember how i'm a big fan of ecourses? still am. thought i'd introduce you guys to some really interesting-looking classes this summer if you want to brush up on your skills or learn new ones. i'm thinking of taking one or two of these with my kids.
illustrator and pattern design classes ::
make it design summer school :: 3 different levels to help you build your pattern portfolio - and they're free!
illustrator 110 on atly with alma loveland :: i just love alma! she's the best teacher. i just took this class to learn the pattern making tool on illustrator CS6 which was so confusing to me for some reason.
skillshare* :: they have tons of great classes in illustrator, photoshop, calligraphy, lettering, design and way more.
mixed media / sketchbook classes
tim's sally :: imagine play emerge :: mixed media
sarah ahearn's color pattern paint :: i signed up for this one already. i loved her first class!
sketchbookery :: the art of making and keeping a sketchbook