Today at Apple and Oliver Jeffers partner up for virtual Earth Day sessions

Here We Are Today At Apple Session
Here We Are Today At Apple Session (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has announced to new virtual Today at Apple sessions.
  • The sessions are in collaboration with author and artist Oliver Jeffers.
  • Attendees will learn how to create an illustrated GIF.

Today at Apple is celebrating Earth Day with two new virtual creative sessions.

As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple will host two creative sessions in collaboration with artist and author Oliver Jeffers. Those who are interested can sign up for two different virtual events that are set to kick off on April 22.

Virtual Studio: Messages to Planet Earth with Oliver Jeffers invites everyone to create a personal message celebrating our world. Jeffers and Creative Pros from Apple Stores will guide you through creating an illustrated GIF using the Procreate app on your iPad.For kids aged 8–12, Apple will offer a second Virtual Studio event perfect for families. If you don't have an iPad or the Procreate app, that's OK, too. Apple encourages participants to draw with any accessible tools — like Markup in the Notes app on iPhone or even a pen and paper.

Here We Are Today At Apple Kids Session

Here We Are Today At Apple Kids Session (Image credit: Apple)

This isn't the first project that Jeffers has done with Apple. The author also wrote the book *Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth* which was adapted into an animated film on Apple TV+.

Oliver Jeffers is the artist and author behind "Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth," an Apple TV+ animated film based on the book of the same name. The film celebrates Earth Day through the perspective of a child. Jeffers also collaborated with Today at Apple in 2019 on educational Earth Day activities based on the Everyone Can Create curriculum.Virtual Today at Apple sessions are hosted on Webex and best experienced on a Mac. Your camera and microphone will not be enabled, so Apple's team of Creative Pros will be available for support in a live chat. Any artwork you share during the session is not retained by Apple for privacy considerations.

You can sign up for the Virtual Studio: Messages to Planet Earth with Oliver Jeffers session and the Virtual Studio for Kids: Earth Day with Oliver Jeffers session now.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.