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2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 - (310) 440-4500
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COURSES

Celebrating Food Day: Pickling and Planting

Sunday, October 26, 1:00–4:30 p.m. (1 session)

Join the movement for food sustainability. Through hands-on workshops and engaging discussions, this introductory course will teach you all about the basics—learn how to pickle your own fruits and vegetables, how to plant and compost your own garden, and how you can become a more just consumer of food.

Admission:

$45 General; $35 Skirball Members

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Urban Noir: Night Photography in Los Angeles

With Helen K. Garber

Wednesdays, October 29–December 10, except November 26, 7:00–10:00 p.m. (6 sessions)

Join renowned photographer Helen K. Garber for a course on night photography, offered in conjunction with the Skirball exhibitions Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood,1933–1950 and The Noir Effect

Admission:

$285 Noncredit

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Malamud and Roth: Another Look

Thursdays, October 30, November 6, 13, and 20, December 4 and 11 1:30–3:00 p.m. (6 sessions)

Revisit the lives and work of two literary geniuses by reading two masterpieces: Bernard Malamud’s The Assistant and Philip Roth’s The Ghost Writer

Admission:

This course is now full.

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Write Here, Write Now

Sunday, November 2, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (1 session)

Learn the elements of craft that professional memoirists use to make their work publishable and compulsively readable.

Admission:

$50 General; $40 Skirball Members

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Figaro at the Skirball

Wednesdays, December 3, 10, and 17, 1:00–3:30 p.m. (3 sessions)

Familiarize yourself with one of the most endearing characters in literature and opera: the wily and resourceful Figaro, the subject of operas by Gioachino Rossini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and—more recently—John Corigliano.

Admission:

$80 General; $65 Skirball Members

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Autobiography, Memoir, or Fiction

In progress: Mondays, September 8–November 10, 7:00–10:00 p.m. (10 sessions)

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

Admission:

Registration is now closed.

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Skirball Book Groups: Saw the Movie? Now Read the Book.

In progress

Under the direction of a professional book group facilitator, explore books as a class, analyzing characters, themes, and motifs, and learning about the author’s background. You will also watch movie clips to enhance discussion of the film’s interpretation of the text. Expect lively, interactive discussion. Discussion questions are distributed in advance of each class session. Please read the book prior to each class.

Admission:

Registration is now closed.

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Los Angeles Cuisines 101

In progress: Tuesdays, September 16, October 14, November 11, December 9, 7:30–9:00 p.m. (4 sessions)

Through this course, explore the uniquely diverse cuisines of Los Angeles, one of the most multicultural (and most delicious) cities in the world.

Admission:

Registration is now closed.

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The Art of Dreams and Imagination

In progress: Wednesdays, October 8–November 19, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (7 sessions)

This course explores the stimulating world of inner visions in the creative output of movements such as tribal arts, mysticism, modern surrealism, and contemporary art.

Admission:

Registration is now closed.

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