Weekend sport and after school activities can get expensive on the family budget, but did you know Apple run in store workshops for kids every week and even during the school holidays, and the best bit is they are completely free to do.
Kids can learn photo skills, code a robot, make a movie or a theme song at the Chatswood Apple Store’s free kids sessions. Children can bring their own Apple devices, or staff will provide one for them during the class.
Here is a list of whats on at the Chatswood store. Bondi, Broadway, Castle Hill, Charlestown, Sydney, Hornsby, Miranda and Penrith also run kids sessions, please check in store or online for the days and times classes are held.
Photo Lab for Kids
Learn how to set up and take family portraits using an iPad and iPhone. Kids will find interesting backgrounds, use different light sources and direct family members for their photo shoot. They’ll use Live Photos to capture action, and add fun art and text to their portraits. Recommended for families and kids aged 5–12.
Video Lab for Kids: Making a Movie Trailer
Kids will brainstorm ideas, storyboard and get hands-on capturing footage with an iPad. They’ll collaborate to create an exciting movie trailer and explore editing techniques using iMovie. Each group will showcase their trailer at the end of the session. Recommended for all skill levels.
Music Lab for Kids: Making a Theme Song
Create a theme song for your favourite show, book or game using GarageBand on iPad. We’ll cover rhythm basics, and kids will get hands-on experimenting with Smart Drums, adding pre-recorded loops and remixing their theme song. Recommended for ages 6–12.
Coding Lab for Kids
Help a Sphero robot navigate obstacles using code in the Sphero Edu app on iPad. Kids will explore block-based coding by programming simple movements, changing colours, and more. They’ll set up obstacles and use iPad to program a path for their robot to navigate. Recommended for ages 6–12.
Art Lab for Kids
Kids will learn fun ways to create their own emoji. We’ll show them how to draw colourful faces and objects. They’ll get hands-on using the Procreate app on iPad with Apple Pencil to draw an emoji to take home.