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  • Introduction to Glass Fusing

    Introduction to Glass Fusing

    Saturday, February 13, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 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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    Los Angeles Chefs

    Tuesdays, January 26, February 23, and March 22, 7:30–9:00 p.m. (3 sessions)

    Individual session: $25 General; $20 Members

    Explore Los Angeles cuisine from the perspective of its greatest ambassadors: professional chefs. In this series of classes at the Skirball, listen as three of the city’s best chefs discuss the contemporary food culture in Los Angeles, the impact of new waves of immigration, and how the city itself inspires their cooking.

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    Your Story: Memoir and Personal Essay

    Tuesdays, January 26–March 15, 1:00–3:30 p.m. (8 sessions)

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    Focused on memoir and its sister genre, personal essay, develop and craft your work, studying the elements that enhance your writing and help your stories to cohere.

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    Autobiography, Memoir, or Fiction

    Tuesdays, February 2–April 12, except March 22, 7:00–10:00 p.m. (10 sessions)

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    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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  • artistic gardens and palaces

    Artistic Gardens and Palaces

    Wednesdays, January 20–February 24, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (6 sessions)

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    Focusing on the lush, formal gardens of ancient Egypt, Italy, China, Persia, and Renaissance Europe, explore the development of the garden as symbol of divine space, mirror of nature, and reflection of political power.

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  • the best of broadway

    The Best of Broadway: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance

    Wednesdays, January 20–February 24, 1:00–3:00 p.m. (6 sessions)

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    It’s time to raise the curtain and return once more to the Great White Way. This class entertains with an overview of the Broadway composers, lyricists, and choreographers who have brightened our lives with singing and dancing.

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  • Great Decisions: A Current Events Discussion Group

    Thursdays, January 14 and 28, February 11 and 25, March 10 and 24, April 7 and 21, 1:30–3:00 p.m. (8 sessions)

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    Become an informed citizen! In this stimulating discussion group, discuss and debate important international current events with the guidance of an experienced moderator and guest lecturers from area universities.

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    Skirball Book Groups: Parent-Child Relations

    Choose from four different groups.

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    Explore the parent-child relationship in both fiction and nonfiction by the finest contemporary authors. Under the direction of a professional book group facilitator, explore books as a class, learning about the author’s background and analyzing characters and themes. Discussion questions are distributed in advance of each class session. Please read the book prior to each class. GROUP 1: Tuesdays

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  • ethical wills course

    Ethical Wills

    Wednesdays, February 17, March 2, 16, and 30, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (4 sessions)

    This class has been canceled.

    Does anyone know what you really believe, what is important to you, what life lessons you’ve learned? Share your ideas and ideals with the next generation through the practice of writing an ethical will—which involves handing down your values, not your property.

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