Summer is traditionally thought of as a time to take a break from learning and do something fun. But with the abundance of online courses readily available over the internet, there’s no reason that learning can’t be fun too!
Whether you want to start a hobby or pick up a new skill, there’s a course out there waiting for you. Here’s a list of 8 free and low-cost fun online hobby courses you can take this summer, or search our LearningAdvisor database for more.
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1. World of Wine: From Grape to Glass: Self-paced
This course from the University of Adelaide in Australia will teach you the principles and practices of how grapes are grown and wine is made. Learn to confidently describe wine appearance, aroma, flavor and taste.
2. Sabermetrics 101: Introduction to Baseball Analytics: Starts July 7
If you love baseball statistics, this introductory course from Boston University in baseball analytics and data science is being pitched at you.
3. Chinese for Beginners: Self-paced
This course from Peking University aims to give visitors a basic understanding of Chinese Mandarin so you can carry on conversations related to daily living, work, and travel.
4. Child Nutrition and Cooking Self-paced
This Stanford course will help you examine the impact eating choices make on your family as well as teach you how to prepare simple, delicious, healthy meals at home.
5. Jewelry Making: Wire Wrapping Found Objects & Unusual Shapes: Self-paced
Challenge the artist in you to create beautiful wire-wrapped pendants using found objects including rocks and shells.
6. Milk Soapmaking: Self-paced
Natural products are better for our skin than chemicals so why not learn to make soap from any kind of milk?
7. Bartending 101: Seven Simple and Delicious Drinks : Self-paced
Learn how to make 7 unique and delicious alcoholic drinks that taste as good as they look!
8. Craft Beer at Home – How to Brew Your First Beer : Self-paced
This course is exactly as it sounds. Learn the techniques to brew your own unique beer from the comfort of your home.