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A Dying Art: 5 Skills to Get You Working with Your Hands

Online learning is not all about sitting in front of your computer or learning on your phone! At Alison, we have hundreds of courses that celebrate working with your hands and teach you exciting new skills that can be deployed in the garden, studio or kitchen. 

Since the first lockdowns of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, we have spent more time in front of our computers - both for work and play. To shake things up, we've chosen five great courses that will not only get you working with your hands away from the screen but will teach you valuable new skills.

A Dying Art: 5 Skills to Get You Working with Your Hands

A Dying Art: 5 Skills to Get You Working with Your Hands

Online learning is not all about sitting in front of your computer or learning on your phone! At Alison, we have hundreds of courses that celebrate working with your hands and teach you exciting new skills that can be deployed in the garden, studio or kitchen. 

Since the first lockdowns of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, we have spent more time in front of our computers - both for work and play. To shake things up, we've chosen five great courses that will not only get you working with your hands away from the screen but will teach you valuable new skills.

Free Online Courses, Classes and Tutorials Publisher: Alison Editor

Alison5 Free Online Courses to Get You Working with Your Hands

1. Baking and Desserts for Beginners

Baking is one of the most satisfying hobbies out there and Baking and Desserts for Beginners will soon have you baking up a storm in the kitchen. This course will teach you everything you need to know to make all of your favourite treats from pastry to bread and from cakes to biscuits.

2. Carpentry

Carpenters have one of the highest job satisfaction rates in the construction industry and you'll realise why when you take our Introduction to Carpentry. Working with wood is incredibly gratifying and this course will provide you with the foundation in the tools and techniques of a hobby that will give you endless hours of enjoyment.

3. Garden Design

With spring in the air, it's the perfect time to get outside. The Diploma in Garden Design and Maintenance is the ideal course for budding gardeners and starts at the very beginning with the basics. You'll then be taught everything from planning your garden right through to maintaining it once it's up and running.

4. Gentle Craftivism

While many people have turned to arts and crafts over the last year, the Introduction to Gentle Craftivism offers a unique learning experience. The course looks at how handicrafts can be used as a tool to help create beautiful and fair activist actions. Following the unique guiding principle of ‘gentle protest’, you'll learn how crafting can be used for activism by studying various different 'craftivist' frameworks and practical case studies.

5. Growing Organic Food

A rewarding hobby that also helps the planet, Growing Organic Food Sustainably is a pastime that comes with limitless possibilities. In this course, you'll learn about the various factors you need to take into account when growing different types of organic vegetables, including seasonality.

Baking and Desserts for Beginners
Baking and Desserts for Beginners
Learn useful methods and simple techniques to make desserts and baked goods in this free online cooking course.
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Introduction to Carpentry
Introduction to Carpentry
Enhance your carpentry skills and learn what it takes to become a responsible carpenter, with this free woodwork course.
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Diploma in Garden Design and Maintenance
Diploma in Garden Design and Maintenance
Learn all the important aspects of garden design and maintenance with this free online course.
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Introduction to Gentle Craftivism
Introduction to Gentle Craftivism
Learn how to use crafts as a tool for quiet, gentle and effective activism with this free online course.
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Growing Organic Food Sustainably
Growing Organic Food Sustainably
Learn about sustainable farming practices and organic gardening from this free online course.
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