Think "Oprah's Masterclass"—but for your social media handles.
Starting today, the Cupertino-based tree hoarder will kick off its Today at Apple programs—turning all of those sleek and airy stores into free, public classrooms. These new courses focus on the creative class with offerings that include photography lessons in composition via neighborhood photo walks, coding, music recording and editing, videography, and more. Every store will also have an hour dedicated to the kiddos when the under-18 set can program robots to move through mazes, create music, and make videos. Additional sessions are dedicated to teachers, anyone stuck on an individual design project who needs a little one-on-one time, and small business owners. Instructors are often leaders in their field, adding an extra special touch to the curricula.
To celebrate the launch, Apple stores in major US cities will be hosting a slew of free live performances to lure in the crowds. In our own Union Square glass cube, look for sets by body-motion artist Lil Buck, pop singer (and consummate cutie) Charlie Puth, and sultry singer and songwriter Leon Bridges. Plus, photo and illustration fans can catch The Selby live.
There are still spaces available in some of tomorrow's courses (listed below) at the Union Square store. Just remember to bring your own iOS device.
- 10am: How To: Get Started with Coding
- 11 am: Kids Hour: Sphero Maze Challenge
- 12 pm: How To: Edit Photos on iPhone
- 1 pm: Photowalk: Meaningful Composition with Tyler Hansen
- 2:45 pm: Exclusive: Performance with Lil Buck
- 3 pm: How To: Sketch, Draw, and Paint with iPad
- 4 pm: Exclusive: Performance with Charlie Puth
- 5 pm: Live Art: Capturing Creativity with The Selby
- 6:30 pm: Exclusive: Performance with Lil Buck
- 7 pm: How To: Edit and Mix Music on Mac
- 8 pm: Exclusive: Performance with Leon Bridges
- 8:25 pm: Exclusive: Performance with Lil Buck