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Every day’s a school day whatever age you are…

Pasta master: Nonna Nerina in action

Pasta la vista!

Sharpen your culinary skills and book yourself in for two-hour pasta-making class with 84 year-old Nonna (grandmother) Nerina, who, before the lockdown, was hosting real life pasta-making classes from her home just outside Rome, or Nonna Giuseppina, whose family pasta-making company on the Amalfi Coast, is over 100 years-old. From ravioli to fettucine and lasagne to gnocchi, the Nonnas have got you covered. BYOB. nonnalive.com

Draw on your hidden talents

Pencil it in: Life-drawing coach Jonathan Yeo PICTURE: REX

Cast your mind back to before coronavirus and you may recollect that life-drawing (drawing the human body from a live model) was a thing, with upstairs rooms of pubs hosting classes. Why not try your hand online, with the Royal Academy Of The Arts’ groundbreaking, free 90-minute life-drawing class with renowned artist Jonathan Yeo, for which 50,000 people have tuned into live. You can also sign up to one of the legions of paid-for courses, or scour YouTube for free lessons. royalacademy.org.uk/article/online-life-drawing-class-lifedrawinglive

Seeds of knowledge

The days are getting longer, and being around nature is good for the mind and soul. So, if you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space, make the most of it by learning the basics of gardening so you can tune into BBC Radio Four’s Gardeners’ Question Time without feeling stupid. Whether you want to try a short course, or get a diploma under your belt, there’s a huge range of online courses, from the Garden Design Academy, KCL and Horticultural Correspondence College to RHS-accredited learning centres. gardendesignacademy.co.uk; klc.co.uk/courses/garden-design; hccollege.co.uk; rhs.org.uk/education-learning

Just what you knead

Kneady: Vanessa Kimbell

Proud photos of homemade sourdough loaves and gushing comments about the crumb and stretch methods, have been a constant on social media feeds during lockdown. If you’d like to join the sourdough party, head to the YouTube of French Guy Cooking, aka Alex, a self-taught cook with 1.3million subscribers, for a ‘Non Baker’s Guide To Making Sourdough Bread’. Or sign up to a deluxe course and five days of baking and tuition (and a sourdough diploma) at The Sourdough School, run by baker Vanessa Kimbell, where you’ll also learn about a healthy gut. YouTube; sourdough.co.uk

Strike a chord

If you’ve ever wanted to learn guitar, but just don’t know where to start online, the Fender Play app is super-slick and straightforward to use and best of all, it’s currently offering a three-month free trial. Choose a style (acoustic, rock, blues, country) and follow step by step guides, track your progress, watch video tutorials from experts, and attend live online classes. With courses for electric, acoustic, bass and ukulele you’ll get to know your way around chords and scales, and picking and strumming to your heart’s content, before the lockdown’s out. And there’s handy hints on how to play songs by The Strokes, Oasis, James Brown and more. fender.com/play