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PCH Pick Me Ups: Learn a New Skill

If you’re stuck at home with not much to do, now is the perfect time to add a new skill to your repertoire! Thanks to technology, there are so many exciting things you can learn without ever having to leave the house.

To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of creative skills you can learn from the comfort of your home.

Learn to draw

Have you got some paper and at least one pen or pencil lying around at home? Because that’s just about all you need to learn to draw!

If you’re a beginner, here are some helpful resources for getting your drawing journey started:

A quick beginner’s guide to drawing
How to Draw Faces [video]
100 Easy Drawing Tutorials for Beginners and Beyond!

If you’re already a seasoned drawer, try drawing a different subject or in a different style than you normally would. You never know, you might discover some untapped talent.

Put your dancing shoes on

If you’ve always secretly wanted to be able to dance but the thought of going to a dance class scares you, you’re in luck. There are plenty of online tutorials on YouTube that can help even the most uncoordinated of people learn to bust a move.

Even if you’re not brave enough to show off your dance moves to anyone, dancing is a fun and effective way to stay fit without having to go to the gym.

Study a language

Whether you’re looking to brush up on your skills or start from square one, learning a language has never been easier than it is today. There are plenty of helpful language apps out there geared towards people of all skill levels and learning styles. Take a look at:

Duolingo – the most popular language app on the market
Memrise – a fun, user-friendly app with simple visual aids and games
LinguaLift – the perfect app for serious language learners, complete with support from real-life tutors

Master the culinary arts

Break out your apron and dust off your spatula because now is the time to hone your cooking skills – especially since you’ll probably be eating the majority of your meals at home for a while. If you’ve ever Googled how to cook something, you’ll know there is no shortage of food blogs filled with delicious recipes online. Here are some we love:

Smitten Kitchen – simple and delicious weeknight meals
Budget Bytes – as the name suggests, perfect for those on a budget
Damn Delicious – quick and easy recipes with step-by-step tutorials and videos
Minimalist Baker – healthy recipes suitable for vegans and vegetarians

Unleash your inner muso

If there’s an instrument you’ve always wanted to learn to play but never got around to it, what better time than now? Try buying a new or second-hand instrument online or, better yet, see if any of your friends are willing to let you borrow one.

There are plenty of ways to learn to play an instrument at home – try signing up for an online class on Udemy or Skillshare or searching for tutorials on YouTube. An even better option is to see if any local musicians are offering virtual music tutoring. This is an awesome way that you can help support the arts in WA during this challenging time.

If you decide to try learning a new skill at home, make sure to snap a picture, post it on Instagram and tag @perthconcerthall. We’d love to share it and keep the positive vibes going!