Today At Apple

NEW THING #39:

TODAY AT APPLE

Did you know that you can learn new things at Apple Stores?
And I don't mean learning how to use an iPhone or transfer files to a new mac.
I mean stuff like coding, drawing, creating songs, or taking better pics. Those creative workshops are called TODAY AT APPLE, and they are totally for free!

I took 2 sessions so far (each in a different location):

  • Photo Lab: Crafting Your Shot & 
  • Video Walk: Cinematic Shots.

Both included some simple techniques that we learned, practiced, shared & discussed.

And here is what I've learned:

What kind of things can I learn during Today At Apple workshops?

From what I learned, there are 7 CATEGORIES of creative workshops:

  • Photography,
  • Video,
  • Music,
  • Coding & Apps,
  • Art & Design,
  • Health & Fitness,
  • and Products.

And 4 TYPES of sessions:

  • SKILLS: mainly to get started with an app or tool (i.e. Getting Started with GarageBand)
  • LABS: deeper dive into a topic (i.e. Developing an App Concept)
  • WALKS: learn first & then experiment with during a guided walk (i.e. Taking Portraits)
  • PRODUCT: useful "how to use it" when buying a new Apple product (i.e. Apple Watch)

What is so cool about these sessions?

  • Practical tips that I could use right away.
  • Getting inspired to think more creatively about my pics & videos.
  • Meeting other peeps & obviously the staff that made the whole experience fun & laid back.

Today At Apple: Main Highlights

  • The easiest way to search & sign up is through the Apple Store App (not App Store). But you can also use Apple website, or just drop by the Store.
  • You don't need to own an Apple product to attend. They always have a few more that people can play with.
  • From what I've learned Apple wants their physical stores to become a bit more like creative community centers. So it's the real thing, not a sales pitch kinda meeting. But obvi, many of the tips & apps refer to Apple products.
  • The available workshops vary a bit by location so you might want to check more than one.
  • It's a cool thing to do with kids. Some sessions are specifically for young humans, but we met a father-daughter duo just taking part in a regular one.

Was it worth it?

I really enjoy both sessions. I learned a lot of simple things and I had a lot of fun at the same time. So I totally recommend checking them out!

So what do you think?
Have you attended one of those?
Any session you want to take part in?

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