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In celebration of The Big Draw, said to be the world's largest annual drawing festival, Apple is offering free hands-on art sessions with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil at nearly every Apple Store worldwide throughout October.

During the Today at Apple sessions, participants will use the new Adobe Fresco app on the iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil to draw colorful faces and objects, create an abstract painting, and more. Each session is between 60 and 90 minutes in length, with free registration available on Apple's website.

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The Big Draw sessions include: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 Adobe Fresco app on iPad with Apple Pencil to draw an emoji to take home. Devices will be provided.
Art Walk: Discovering Color: Collect the colors you observe on your walk to capture your own color palette. Using the Adobe Fresco app on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, you'll combine them to create an abstract painting to take home. Devices will be provided. Recommended for all skill levels.
Art Walk: Drawing from Observation: Transform the way you observe and sketch the world around you. We'll show you how being mindful of people, objects, or places in your surroundings will help you add interesting details to your drawings using the Adobe Fresco app on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. Devices will be provided. Recommended for all skill levels.There are also special artist-led sessions at flagship locations like Apple Union Square in San Francisco and Apple Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The Big Draw sessions begin today and run through October 31.

Article Link: Apple Stores Celebrating the World's Largest Drawing Festival With Free Art Sessions Throughout October
 

Expos of 1969

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Will participants have to line up outside the stores in roped off cattle pens until the supreme clipboard / tablet bearing Apple God gives them the privilege of entering the exalted premises?
 
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Mansu944

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Why push Fresco and it's stupid subscription plan instead of Procreate or a million other cheaper alternatives?
 
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lkrupp

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This is the sort of thing that sets Apple apart from the rest of the pack. They do not appear to be interested in kowtowing to tech blog denizens.
 
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mcfrazieriv

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And in order for you to be allowed to draw with Apple, you must wear clothes like your grandma did in the 1960's. (referencing the image choice)
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I tried to use the iPad Pro with Pencil and it felt way too slick. There's just something about the texture that comes from dragon a real lead pencil, or piece of charcol/pastel/chalk against paper that makes it feel like "drawing". Even Wacom tablets have texture on the tablets to make you feel resistance.
 
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Will participants have to line up outside the stores in roped off cattle pens until the supreme clipboard / tablet bearing Apple God gives them the privilege of entering the exalted premises?

Nope. Looks like a normal Today at Apple session. Go to that website. If there are nearby sessions that have availability, you can make a reservation through your Apple-ID. Have you done any TaA sessions?

If you have any real questions, call Apple or go by a nearby store.
 
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Expos of 1969

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Nope. Looks like a normal Today at Apple session. Go to that website. If there are nearby sessions that have availability, you can make a reservation through your Apple-ID. Have you done any TaA sessions?

If you have any real questions, call Apple or go by a nearby store.
Thank you for the info. There are no Apple stores in my country so I will have to take a pass.
 
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DeepIn2U

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Why push Fresco and it's stupid subscription plan instead of Procreate or a million other cheaper alternatives?

um licensing costs? Very large competitor to a very long time entranced partner of premier products from a competitor that embraces2 major platforms for Apple?

recallOG Macintosh with CoralDraw n Microsoft at launch? See what happened to CoralDraw after a few years? Apple is NOT in the business of liking off competing competing companies doesn’t bode well for end users if the platform gets thinned out now does it?!

And in order for you to be allowed to draw with Apple, you must wear clothes like your grandma did in the 1960's. (referencing the image choice)
[automerge]1569950037[/automerge]

I tried to use the iPad Pro with Pencil and it felt way too slick. There's just something about the texture that comes from dragon a real lead pencil, or piece of charcol/pastel/chalk against paper that makes it feel like "drawing". Even Wacom tablets have texture on the tablets to make you feel resistance.

Wacom has minute surface bumps that affect texture of the surface on their tablets yet also on their pencil as well hence the nubs/tips ;) I’m not in visual arts but I know a few that have years of experience with Wacom and they’ve told me as much.

Nope. Looks like a normal Today at Apple session. Go to that website. If there are nearby sessions that have availability, you can make a reservation through your Apple-ID. Have you done any TaA sessions?

If you have any real questions, call Apple or go by a nearby store.

solid help right there man! Solid!
 
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millerlite

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As someone who is a designer and dabbles in art, learning traditional art methods is the way to go when you're young. You'll have a better appreciation for how it works digitally later. I looked at the Fresco app's watercolor stuff, and it just doesn't really replicate true watercolor in my eyes. The tech just ain't there yet. And at a certain point, if you're trying to get really, really close to a traditional art method, maybe it's better to just learn how to use a real pencil and brush.
 
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m4mario

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Why push Fresco and it's stupid subscription plan instead of Procreate or a million other cheaper alternatives?
Because fresco has a better drawing experience, or so they say. It’s free for 6 whole months. So after 6 months, people who don’t find it worth it can switch to procreate, if that’s really a equivalent app.
 
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