Learn Music, Art, Coding and more at Apple Al Maryah Island
Learn, create, and be inspired with Today at Apple. Find a session that’s right for you at Apple Al Maryah Island.
This is Part 2 in the 'Today at Apple' series. Looking for photography and videography? Check out part 1 here.
Discover how easy it is to create music. Go behind the craft of making beats and perfect your sound.
Music Skills: Getting Started with GarageBand
Whether you’ve played music before or not, learn how to start a song in GarageBand using Live Loops in this 30-minute session. You’ll get hands-on with prerecorded music patterns on iPad to find your groove. Bring your iPad or we’ll provide one. Recommended for beginners.
Music Skills: Getting Started with Podcasting
Have an idea for a podcast? Get started using GarageBand on your iPhone. In this 60-minute session, you’ll learn how to record and edit your voice, add royalty-free music and audio loops, and practice your new skills as you collaborate on a podcast intro. Get hands-on with the latest iPhone in this session or bring your own.
Coding & Apps
Write your first line of code. Or start building your app idea. See how fun and easy coding can be.
Coding Skills: Getting Started with Swift Playgrounds
Swift is a powerful programming language created by Apple that’s used to build many popular apps. And Swift Playgrounds is an app for iPad that makes learning how to code interactive and fun. In this 60-minute session, we’ll show you how to get started with coding using the Swift Playgrounds app. Bring your iPad or we’ll provide one. Recommended for beginner coders ages 12 and up.
Art & Design
From design to drawing and painting, unlock new styles and techniques to push your creative expression.
Art Lab for Kids: Make Your Own Emoji
Kids will learn fun ways to create their own emoji. We’ll show them how to draw colorful faces and objects. They’ll get hands-on using the Procreate app on iPad with Apple Pencil to draw an emoji to take home. Devices will be provided.
Art Lab: Getting Started with Procreate
Explore how to start a sketch by tracing with the Procreate app on iPad Pro. Beginning with a photograph, we’ll show you how to follow contours of a portrait with Apple Pencil. You’ll practice adding shadows and curves to create depth, adjust opacity and layers, and select a color palette for a portrait sketch to take home. Bring your iPad or we’ll provide one. Recommended for beginners.
Art Lab: Playful Portraits
Transform an everyday photo into a work of art inspired by three artists from New York City, Tokyo, and Warsaw. You’ll create a lively portrait with bright patterns, stickers, and colors using the Procreate app on iPad Pro, then bring it to life in an animated GIF. Devices will be provided. To get ready for this Lab, join us for Art Skills: Getting Started with Procreate.
Art Skills: Sketching Ideas in Notes
Express your ideas in a more visual way using Apple Pencil and the Notes app on iPad. You’ll create a fun project that combines drawing, handwritten text, and color. Bring your iPad or we’ll provide one. Recommended for those new to Apple Pencil.