Tatsuo Horiuchi said it all started when he noticed colleagues creating intricate, colorful graphs using Microsoft Excel. That’s when the 77-year-old artist from Japan decided rather than using Photoshop or another digital imaging app for his work, he would start painting with Excel.
And his work is gorgeous. Now, we don’t necessarily recommend everyone take up vector plotting and all the tricks Horiuchi uses to creating his masterful art from a simple spreadsheet. But we do ask — if a senior citizen can turn data collection software into museum-quality high culture, what could you do with it?
This training doesn’t teach you to paint, but it does show you all the versatility that can help you make Excel do practically anything you want.
Paced out over eight lessons, completed in a month with just three hours of coursework each week, this live course helps even novice spreadsheeters understand how to dig in and really use Excel.
With the basics in hand and help from interactive downloadable workbooks, webinars and Q&A sessions, students start creating charts, graphs, lookups and more. Manipulating data becomes second nature as the training explains doing simple calculations, creating macros, importing data, then re-contextualizing your numbers with tables and other Excel frameworks.
The course wraps up with certification, an ultimate justification for your work and proof you can wield a column or two. Routinely priced at $395, this Excel deep-dive in available now for just $19.