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:
- 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?