Creative Skills

Learn mobile photography, graphic design, painting, guitar or more with free access to LinkedIn Learning

Take a break from working from home and take some time for yourself; pick-up a new skill with these online video tutorials and get creative! LinkedIn Learning contains the world’s largest collection of tools and skills for creative, design, and engineering pursuits covering a diverse range of topics, including graphic design, UX, video, photography, 3D, audio and music, architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing and more.

To activate your free access to these courses and more, just see the instructions at the bottom of the page for linking your library card to a new or existing LinkedIn account.  

Drawing Foundations: Fundamentals
Anyone can learn how to draw. Success comes down to three things: shape, simplicity and structure. Each chapter in this course is built on these three principles, combining drawing theory and practical examples with worksheets and drawing assignments. Will Kemp brings his passion for teaching and infectious love of drawing together in these lessons. 

Beginning Acoustic Guitar Lessons
Learn how to play guitar at your own pace. These easy-to-follow videos features examples in TAB and standard music notation, and hands-on instruction by guitar virtuoso Jared Meeker. You'll learn how to hold the instrument, play with a pick, count time, read music, and play simple chords.

Photography Foundations: Mobile Photography
Discover how to use any smartphone camera as a serious photographic instrument, leveraging built-in features, accessories, and apps designed to expand shooting power. Instructor Ben Long starts with an in-depth exploration of photography basics and how to adjust camera settings for the best results in different conditions.

 

Illustrator 2020 One-on-One Fundamentals
Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator 2020 in the first of three comprehensive training courses by industry pro Deke McClelland. Deke demonstrates how to work with artboards; how to draw with the Pencil, Curvature, and Pen tools; and how to organise colour with swatches. Deke also covers drawing shapes, adjusting strokes, formatting text with variable fonts, painting freeform artwork with or without a tablet, and more.

 

Introduction to Graphic Design
To become a graphic designer, you need to master many different skills and tools. This course covers the concepts and software that every designer needs to know and explains how they fit into a typical graphic design workflow. Instructor Tony Harmer introduces the creative process.

 

Painting Foundations: Acrylic
In this course, Will Kemp takes you on a journey that will unleash your inner artist, providing an introduction to the materials and techniques used in acrylic painting. Using acrylics is the simplest and most effective way for an absolute beginner to learn how to paint successfully. Acrylics can be used in thin layers like watercolours, or in thicker, more opaque applications of paint, like oil paint.


Activating your free access to LinkedIn Learning


To enable your free access to LinkedIn Learning, first head to our portal at linkedin.com/learning/go/yarralibraries where you’ll be prompted to create or sign in to an existing LinkedIn account and enter your library card details. You can also access LinkedIn Learning via mobile apps. 

Note: if using the LinkedIn Learning mobile app, you'll need to enter yarracity.vic.gov.au when asked to provide your organisation's web portal.