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  • Opera in HD

    Wednesdays, January 9–February 6, 1:00–3:30 p.m.

    $125 General; $100 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 LA this spring.

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    Jewelry Making

    Sundays, January 20 and 27, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    $100 General; $80 Members

    Master step-by-step jewelry-making techniques to create beautiful earrings, bracelets, and necklaces with wire! Learn to attach beads with solderless wire, creating simple wire loops, wrapped wire loops, wrapped briolette drops, and stone wire wrapping.

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    Your Story: Memoir and Personal Essay

    Tuesdays, January 22–March 19 (no class February 5), 1:00–3:30 p.m.

    $200 General; $160 Members

    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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  • The Great American Songbook, Vol. 1

    Wednesdays, January 23–February 27, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    $150 General; $120 Members

    Delve into the history of American popular music—the story of diverse individuals coming together to create groundbreaking, enduring work that reflects and defines us as a culture.

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    Great Decisions: A Current Events Discussion Group

    Thursdays, January 24, February 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, April 4 and 18, and May 2, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

    $220 General; $170 Members

    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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  • Modern Israeli Art

    Wednesdays, January 30–March 6, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    $150 General; $120 Members

    International Jewish artists immigrating to the Holy Land in the early twentieth century found inspiration together, in the golden decay of Jerusalem and the newly born modern city of Tel Aviv. Russian spiritualism, German craftsmanship, and the desire for all Jewish people to connect to their heritage fused together and birthed a new Jewish art movement.

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  • Writing Children’s Books

    Thursdays, February 7–April 18 (no class March 21), 7:00–10:00 p.m.

    $505 General

    Master writing for a variety of children’s genres, from picture books, easy-to-reads, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction. This class explores the art of storytelling and how characterization, theme, plot development, dialogue, and point of view create unique and interesting stories. The children’s book marketplace, the importance of the editing process, how to work with illustrators, and how to submit your manuscripts to editors will also be covered.

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  • Drawing and Composition

    Drawing and Composition

    Thursdays, February 7–May 2 (no class March 21), 7:00–10:00 p.m.

    $505 General

    This beginning class, offered in partnership with Otis College Extension, 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: Revisiting the 1960s

    Winter–Spring 2019

    $150 General; $125 Members

    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.

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  • Modern Israeli Cuisine

    Tuesdays, February 19, March 19, and April 16, 7:30–9:00 p.m.

    $125 General; $100 Members

    Uncover the secrets to modern Israeli cuisine with three of the best chefs in LA. Cooking demonstrations and tastings explore new spins on Middle Eastern favorites. On February 19, Lior Hillel of Bacari shares his take on lamb kebabs with beet tahini. On March 19, Or Amsalam of Hasiba/Lodge will demo hummus with pita. Finally, on April 16, Scott Hebel and Katie Gurvin of Hebel & Co. will share their knowledge of artisanal halva desserts.

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    Introduction to Metal Clay Workshop

    Saturday, February 23, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    $99 Noncredit

    In this intensive class, offered in partnership with Otis College Extension, learn how to work with metal clay.

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  • How to Look at Architecture

    Wednesdays, March 6–27, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

    $100 General; $80 Members

    Expand your awareness about the spaces—streets, buildings, and open public spaces—of Paris, Berlin, and Rome. Each session begins with a new short film documentary produced by the instructor, followed by interactive class discussions about exploring architecture with a mission, conceiving open spaces for people, and rethinking the city.

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    Skirball Book Groups: The Pursuit of Justice

    Fall 2018–Winter 2019

    Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are now full.

    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.

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