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  • Hijiki, carrot, and shiitake onigiri, photo by Matt Armendariz from Rice Craft by Sonoko Sakai

    Grains around the Globe

    Wednesdays, January 18, February 1, February 15, 7:30–9:30 p.m. (3 sessions)

    $160 General; $120 Members

    Take a trip around the world and back in time through the history and culture of grains. This three-session class features demonstrations, discussion, hands-on activities, and tastings.

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    Opera in HD

    Wednesdays, January 25–February 22, 1:00–3:30 p.m. (5 sessions)

    $130 General; $110 Members

    Technology has made it possible to transmit live performances of operas, from the Metropolitan Opera and other opera houses around the world, in high definition onto movie theater screens. This class will discuss five operas prior to their theatrical release in L.A. this spring.

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  • Introduction to Glass Fusing

    Introduction to Glass Fusing

    Saturday, February 4, 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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    Autobiography, Memoir, or Fiction

    Tuesdays, February 7–April 18, except March 21, 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, February 9–May 4, except March 23, 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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    Skirball Book Groups: What If?

    Choose from three different groups.

    $150 General; $125 Members

    Celebrate the power of imagination with this selection of books. Under the direction of a professional book group facilitator, participants examine the book together, analyzing characters, themes, and motifs and learning about the author’s background. Expect lively, interactive classes. Discussion questions are distributed in advance of each class session. Participants must read the book prior to each session. GROUP 1: Tuesdays

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    Broadway’s British Invasion

    Wednesdays, March 1–April 5, 1:00–3:00 p.m. (6 sessions)

    $155 General; $125 Members

    Since the opening of the West End musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim in 1976, Cameron Mackintosh has become the most successful producer in musical theater history and the main player in Broadway’s British invasion. Through lectures and analysis of video clips, this class examines Mackintosh’s mega-hits, like Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, and Miss Saigon, along with some of his smash revivals, ranging from Oliver! to Oklahoma.

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  • The Sons (and the Sins) of the Fathers

    Thursdays, January 12–February 9, 1:30–3:00 p.m. (5 sessions)

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    Explore the complex and problematic relationships Franz Kafka and Philip Roth had with their respective fathers, Hermann Kafka and Herman Roth, by reading and discussing Kafka’s Letter to his Father and Roth’s Patrimony.

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  • Vincent van Gogh lichtenstein class

    Bedrooms and Bulls: Van Gogh, Picasso, Lichtenstein

    Sunday, January 15, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., at the Norton Simon Museum
    Sunday, January 22, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., at the Skirball
    (2 sessions)

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    This class, jointly organized by the Norton Simon Museum and the Skirball Cultural Center, looks at three modern artists and the roles of repetition and re-imagination in their work.

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    Your Story: Memoir and Personal Essay

    Tuesdays, January 24–March 14, 1:00–3:30 p.m. (8 sessions)

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

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    Great Decisions: A Current Events Discussion Group

    Thursdays, January 26, February 9 and 23, March 9 and 23, April 6 and 20, May 11, 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 and think tanks.

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  • screen printing course

    Pop for the People: A Screen Print Workshop

    Saturdays, February 11 and 25, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (2 sessions)

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    Back by popular demand! 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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    Jewish Artists in Paris

    Wednesdays, February 22–March 29, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (6 sessions)

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    Jewish artists immigrated to Paris at the dawn of the twentieth century to follow their dreams. In the Montparnasse district, they created a community that flourished in opposition to the established art world, giving birth to a sensual, expressive, and vibrant school of painting and sculpture.

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