Udemy Adds 50 New Arts & Crafts Courses through Partnership with Craftsy

DIY crafters increasingly going online to hone their skills, with enrollments in lifestyle courses up 130% YoY

Today, Udemy, a global marketplace for learning and teaching online, announced a new partnership with Craftsy, a leading community for all things creative, to bring 50 courses created by Craftsy instructors into the Udemy Marketplace. The courses, including 10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing, Baking With the Gluten-Free Girl, and Family Photography: Candid Moments & Storytelling, cover popular topics in Arts & Crafts, Drawing, Food & Beverage, and Photography. The collection is available now on Udemy.

“With a growing community of over 12 million students worldwide, Udemy is the destination to learn new skills online,” said Udemy’s VP of Content Grégory Boutté. “We’re always looking to expand our catalogue with high-quality courses that help our students enrich their lives by learning new skills, and this partnership with Craftsy enables our students to learn from the world’s best lifestyle instructors.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Udemy to bring our instructors’ expertise in a number of creative fields to a broader audience of hungry learners around the world,” said John Levisay, CEO at Craftsy.

Course enrollments across all categories on Udemy have grown rapidly, with the company recently surpassing 55 million all-time enrollments. While recent student enrollment data analyzed by Udemy showed that, overall, learners turn to Udemy most often for development and business courses, students are increasingly turning to Udemy for personal enrichment skills. Enrollments in lifestyle courses including Arts & Crafts and Food & Beverage topics are up 130% year over year, making it the second fastest-growing category following IT & Software.

This year, Udemy has surpassed 12 million students worldwide in more than 190 countries. With more than 40,000 courses now available in 80 different languages, Udemy offers the largest selection of online course content and is continuing to expand.

About Udemy
Udemy was founded in 2010 with the aim of helping anyone build the life they imagine through online learning. Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where more than 12 million students learn from an extensive library of 40,000 courses taught by expert instructors in 80 different languages. Whether learning for professional development or personal enrichment, students can master new skills through self-paced, on-demand courses, while instructors have a way to share their knowledge with the world. For companies, Udemy for Business offers subscription access to a collection of business-relevant courses as well as a simple platform to host and distribute their own content in one central place. Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Ireland and Turkey. For additional information, please visit www.udemy.com.

About Craftsy
Craftsy is the preeminent online destination for passionate makers to learn, create and share. With online classes, popular supplies and indie patterns, over 11 million creative enthusiasts are taking their skills to new heights. Craftsy’s online classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and many more categories combine top-quality content, anytime convenience and the intimacy of an in-person experience with the world’s best instructors. Members of the Craftsy community – whether neighbors or makers across the world – inspire and support each other with ideas, tips and positive feedback along the way. For more information, visit www.craftsy.com.