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    Introduction to Fine Silver Metal Clay

    Saturday, September 10, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (1 session)

    $99 Noncredit*

    In this intensive class, offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design, learn how to work with precious metal clay (PMC).

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    Autobiography, Memoir, or Fiction

    Tuesdays, September 12–November 21, except October 3, 7:00–10:00 p.m. (10 sessions)

    $435 Noncredit; $475 Certificate Credit; $1,370 College Credit (1.0)

    In this dynamic writing workshop, offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design, uncover material from your own life experience to begin a memoir or work of fiction. 

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  • drawing and composition class

    Drawing and Composition

    Thursdays, September 15–December 8, except November 24, 7:00–10:00 p.m. (12 sessions)

    $435 Noncredit; $475 Certificate Credit; $1,370 College Credit (1.0)

    This beginning course, offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design, develops skills in the elements of drawing and composition. Through demonstration, class exercises, and critiques, students explore concepts including contour line, cross contour, modeling, uses of marks to show form and space, perspective, scale and measurement, and positive/negative space.

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  • jewish politics course

    Jewish Politics: Jewish Los Angeles

    Tuesdays, September 20–October 18, except October 11, 1:30–3:00 p.m. (4 sessions)

    $80 General; $60 Members

    Explore Jewish involvement in Los Angeles city politics from the 1960s through the 1980s. As Los Angeles was transforming into a cosmopolitan global city, Jews began to reconsider their political priorities and assumptions about urban responsibility.

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  • Introduction to Glass Fusing

    Introduction to Glass Fusing

    Saturday, September 24, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (1 session)

    $99 Noncredit*

    In this one-day class, offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design, try your hand at the ancient technique of glass fusing.

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  • The World of Dumplings class

    The World of Dumplings II

    Wednesdays, September 28, October 26, November 30, 7:30–9:30 p.m. (3 sessions)

    $120 General; $90 Members

    Through cooking demonstrations and tastings, learn about the history and practice of dumpling making in Chinese, Ashkenazi Jewish, and Latin American cuisines. Find out what makes a dumpling and why they are so ubiquitous in diverse food cultures around the globe.

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  • Close Reading: Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

    Close Reading: Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

    Wednesdays, October 5–November 2, except October 12, 7:30–9:00 p.m. (4 sessions)

    $80 General; $60 Members

    In his first novel in eleven years, Here I Am: A Novel (to be published on September 6), Jonathan Safran Foer creates a contemporary Jewish epic—a cross between the works of Jonathan Franzen and Philip Roth.

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  • Current Events: Election Season class

    Current Events: Election Season

    Thursdays, October 6–November 3, 1:30–3:00 p.m. (5 sessions)

    $130 General; $110 Members

    This fall, all eyes will be on the November election. In this class, hear experts present on various issues facing the electorate. Each session includes an informed, nonpartisan explanation of the current issues, followed by a discussion and Q&A. Both statewide races as well as the presidential contest will be covered.

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  • A Screen Print Workshop

    Pop for the People: A Screen Print Workshop

    Saturdays, October 15 and 29, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (2 sessions)

    $129 Noncredit*

    New! In conjunction with the exhibition Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. and in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design, this two-day workshop offers a quick method of printmaking to explore and create Pop Art prints in the style of Roy Lichtenstein.

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    The Golden Age of Opera: Nineteenth-Century Europe

    Wednesdays, November 9–December 14, 1:00–3:30 p.m. (6 sessions)

    $155 General; $125 Members

    Amidst political and social change throughout Europe, naturalism replaced romanticism in literature. Opera continued to dominate musical theater with creative works that harkened back to the past, reflected current trends, and pointed to the future.

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  • Skirball Book Groups: Journeys Near and Far

    Choose from four different groups.

    Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 are now full.

    Embark on journeys to exotic locales and to the underbelly of Los Angeles through fiction, memoir, and oral history. Under the direction of a professional book group facilitator, participants examine the book together, learn about the author’s background, and analyze characters, themes, and motifs. Expect lively, interactive classes. Discussion questions are distributed in advance of each class session. Participants must read the book prior to each session.

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  • Funny Girl

    The Best of Broadway

    Tuesdays, September 13–October 25, except October 11, 1:00–3:00 p.m. (6 sessions)

    This class is now full.

    Delve into two decades of unforgettable musicals and comedies that still enchant audiences to this day. Focusing on the illustrious careers of Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Neil Simon, and Marvin Hamlisch, this class celebrates a generation of composers and writers who brought laughter and tears to millions.

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  • Roy Lichtenstein, Wallpaper with Blue Floor Interior (detail), 1992. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/Gemini G.E.L.

    Pop Art

    Wednesdays, September 14–October 26, except October 12, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    This class is now full.

    Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. opening October 7, this class focuses on the group of young American billboard painters and commercial illustrators who broke away from the seriousness of abstraction to define “coolness” in the 1960s.

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