More in-store 'Today at Apple' classes will run in Apple Sanlitun in Beijing

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Apple is continuing to run its in-store Today at Apple events in China, with a new series of courses at its Apple Store in Sanlitun, Beijing celebrating the art of the city in collaboration with 16 artists.

Announced on Saturday, the new series titled "A Capital, Thousands of Wonders" will run from April 16 until June 6, and will offer a mix of events in which customers can participate.

A total of 12 courses will be offered, as reported by 9to5Mac, planned with the assistance of artists including Zhu Kai, Cai Teng, and members of Mars Radio Band, among others.

Of the 12 courses, 10 will be in-store, and will include a Light and Shadow lab involving iPhone photography for street culture, portraits, and architecture shots of the Forbidden City, led by photographer Zhu Kai and app developer Kang Xialou. It will also cover the use of photo apps to retouch images.

An Art Lab will be offered, teaching the use of an iPad and Apple Pencil to create Chinese landscape paintings and abstract art. Chen Han will lead teaching abract art, while Chen Mingyong will redraw the painting "A Thousand Miles of Rivers and Mountains," and Dajuzi Basic will teach cartooning.

An App Lab will go through using Keynote to create app prototypes of traditional craftmanship. App designer Sun Yong will discuss with participants about traditional crafts and techniques, and how to make a prototype app based on it.

A Music Lab will guide people to use GarageBand to play gongs and drums in Peking Opera, to create personal music inspired by Mongolian folk music, and to create and record modern music.

Two online courses are also being offered, with Big Orange teaching the use of an iPad and Procreate to generate cartoon images. Mars Radio Band will teach the use of GarageBand for music production.

The courses are free to sign up for via the Apple Sanlitun store page.

Since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, Today at Apple has largely been retooled to serve an online audience while the majority of stores remain unusable for such events. Some in-store Today at Apple workshops have taken place since August 2020, chiefly occurring in China.


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    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 11,421member
    Hopefully we too will soon be able to contain the virus enough to reopen "Today at Apple" classes -- as well as to simply fully reopen Apple Stores so you can walk in and take a look at the products you're thinking about.  I miss all of that.  And I would love for my grandson to be able to take an Apple photography class using his iPhone 12 Pro.

    While the vaccine roll-out is now going well, it is hampered by the variants invading the country as well as fools who endanger themselves as well as others as well as the national economy by refusing to take precautions.

    I am fully vaccinated but continue to take the same precautions as if I wasn't.   It's the common sense thing to do.  And, its why so many Asian nations contained the virus so effectively:  they had never stopped wearing masks from previous epidemics.
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