As we geared up for the long Thanksgiving weekend, we dreamt about all the amazing food to be had, reconnecting with those family members you only get to see around the holidays and, of course, counting your blessings.

But what happens afterward, when you鈥檙e in a food coma and you need a little break from the fam? If you鈥檙e looking for something that feels a little more productive than watching Netflix all day, we鈥檝e got a creative solution for you.

Enter Brit + Co鈥檚 online classes. We鈥檝e got an assortment of classes that you can pick and choose from. From Business to Lettering courses, we鈥檝e surely got something that we know you鈥檙e going to love. Plus, in just under an hour, you can learn a new creative skill. Now that鈥檚 something to be thankful for!

So, check out our collection here, or just take a gander at a few of our faves below.


1. Hand Lettering Online Class ($19): You know all those super cute signs you love the look of, but don鈥檛 trust to make with your own harried chicken scratch? Our hand-lettering class is your quick-fix. In a little over an hour, Danielle Evans (who also happens to be a pro art director) starts from the beginning, showing you how to hold your pen (yes, there is a right and a wrong way!), how to use strokes to make letters and swashes, and how to combine them all into one neat little package. Pretty cool, right? By the end of the 105-minute long sesh, you鈥檒l be making greeting cards and wall art with wild abandon.


2. Sketching Online Class ($19): If, like me, you don鈥檛 remember much from art classes of your youth, then聽Mary Phan of Very Mary Inspired is your gal. Her class (which is just under an hour) gives you all the basic tools you鈥檒l need to take up this new skill set, starting with holding the pencil and working your way up to making actual drawings (both 2D AND 3D!) of real-life objects in the form of a custom floral piece. Better yet? Once you鈥檝e purchased the class, you can go back and watch it as many times as you like, allowing you to take all the time you鈥檒l need to practice alongside Mary until you get things just right.


3. Screenprinting Online Class ($19): Forget paying $50 for a tote with a cute graphic on it: You can make your own with this class in less than half an hour! Lumi owner Jesse Genet (who has appeared on Shark Tank and whose work you may have seen in a little-known store called Urban Outfitters) proves there鈥檚 plenty more to the art of screenprinting than just slapping an inspirational quote on a bag. You need to know how to choose the right prints and materials to bring your tea or coffee mug to life, and even how to prep your workspace. Luckily, Jesse walks you through it all, ensuring you鈥檒l wind up with a product you鈥檙e proud to wear or a personalized gift you can鈥檛 wait to share.


4. Intro to Embroidery Online Class ($19): Needlework isn鈥檛 just for nana anymore: In fact, celebs like Lauren Conrad and Taylor Swift have been known to try their hand at the craft. Kristen Gula, the self-taught artist and girl boss behind Gulush Threads has even made a living out of it. You can too, with the mastery of some basic needlework techniques (like the back stitch, satin stitch, French knot and tying off of threads to finish your work) that will see you making sayings and designs by the end of the class. It even comes with downloadable designs that let you continue your practice long after the class鈥檚 41 minutes are up.


5. Intro to DSLR Photography Online Class ($39): Though everyone and their brother likes to THINK they鈥檙e a photographer (thanks, Instagram), there鈥檚 definitely an art to becoming a master at it. Especially when you鈥檙e dealing with the real deal in the form of a real-life DSLR camera. Now that you鈥檝e got one, you鈥檒l likely need a little help, and you鈥檇 probably pay an in-person instructor far more to learn how to use your new gear than by simply checking out this instructional vid from wedding photog Jenna Kutcher. Her course will have you up and running in just 34 minutes. She鈥檒l run you through what all those confusing buttons do, and you鈥檒l learn how to use your light (both indoor and outdoors) to nab the best possible shot with tons of little tips and tricks that will have you feeling confident enough to strike out on your own in no time.

Share your Thanksgiving projects with us on Instagram! Tag us @britandco and use the hashtag #bcweekender and #iamcreative. We鈥檒l regram our favorite!