The free “Today at Apple” education workshops are back on, even if your local Apple Store remains closed.
The tech giant launched an “at home” edition of its in-store sessions Friday to keep your creative juices flowing while quarantined at home under COVID-19 lockdown orders.
Apple Stores began hosting “Today at Apple” gatherings in 2017 with creative professionals showing users how to get the most of their iPhones, iPads and Macs.
But mass gatherings are out as part of a global strategy to contain the spread of the virus. Even before the stores closed, Apple was canceling “Today at Apple” sessions as health officials began warning the world about the severity of the outbreak.
Apple has been doing its part to aid in the fight against COVID-19, with financial donations, mask donations and making face shields for health care workers. On Friday, Apple decided to tack another side of the pandemic, our lives in quarantine.
With school out, Apple released a four-page PDF activity guide for kids ages 2-8, in hopes the 30 tasks created by the Apple Education team will help battle the boredom of staying home.
It also produced a video called “Creativity Goes On,” showing people working and learning from home.
“Today at Apple At Home” begins with three video workshops, one for drawing “playful portraits” on iPad, creating “striking” photographs with the iPhone camera and shooting photos “full of personality” with iPhone.
The sessions come from creatives in London, Singapore and Santa Monica.