Skills that will make a difference in your life.
Learning, they say, never stops. Choosing to learn something new helps us gain fresh experiences, trains our brain to handle a wide range of challenges, and keeps our neural pathways active. With the number of courses available, both online and in person, picking up or refining a skill is now easier than ever.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
The inclusion of cameras in smartphones has made photography become more popular and widespread. Even so, learning to use your camera skilfully will give your photos a winning edge. Getting to know about light, exposure, colour, tone, composition and timing will help you produce more creative, interesting and noticeable photographs.
If you are a newbie, a good course to look into is Photography Composition and Portrait Photography for Beginners. It will teach you how to create powerful compositions and master the visual language of photography. You will also learn how light works and its importance in photography; you will also master classic lighting techniques used in studio photography. The course can be claimed using SkillsFuture credits.
Learning to sew is a useful skill to have. It will enable you to repurpose almost anything made of fabric. Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals, you could even go professional with it.
A helpful course to consider in this regard is Master Your Craft for Profit: Sewing. The course will teach you how to operate a sewing machine and equip you with basic stitching techniques. Besides learning to make your own handmade product, you will also be coached on digital marketing and other skills needed to start an online business. The course can be claimed using SkillsFuture credits.PAINTING
Apart from allowing you to get creative, painting is also a great way to disconnect and de-stress. One course you may want to explore is Watercolour Painting I. Conducted by LaSalle College of the Arts, the course enables you to experiment with different papers and brushes as you pick up the foundations of watercolour painting. The course can be claimed using SkillsFuture credits.
LEARNING AT AA SINGAPORE
We support lifelong learning here at AA Singapore, which is why we are always organising a wide range of courses that suit different age ranges and interests.
This one is for all you music lovers! In partnership with Sempre Music Academy, we are offering violin lessons for kids (aged 6–11) and teens/adults (aged 12 and older) at our AA Centre in Kung Chong Road. You or your child may be eligible for a free trial and/or goodie bag! For more information, click here!
In this workshop targeted at seniors, you will hear a talk on staying healthy, learn some basic IT skills, and even get some advice on making a will. This takes place in June at our AA Centre in Kung Chong Road. For more information, click here!