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  • classes thanksgiving floral arrangements

    Thanksgiving Floral Arrangements

    Wednesday, November 14
    Group 1: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Group 2: 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    $55 General; $45 Members

    This year, add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving table through this hands-on floral workshop.

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  • metal clay

    Introduction Metal Clay

    Saturday, December 1, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 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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  • jewelry making

    Jewelry Making

    Saturdays, September 29–October 20, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    This class is now full.

    Learn how to create your own jewelry of choice in this beginner’s workshop. Master skills in stringing beads, wire wrapping and looping, and repairing jewelry.

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    Writing the One-Act Play

    Tuesdays, September 25–November 20 (No class October 16), 1:00–3:30 p.m.

    Registration for this class is now closed.

    Build your craft through writing exercises, readings of one-act plays, and discussion in this class for new students and experienced playwrights.

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  • class women artists

    Women Artists Who Inspire

    Wednesdays, October 3–November 21 (No class October 17 or November 14), 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Registration for this class is now closed.

    Explore the lives and work of women around the world who have made powerful contributions to art and culture—as Renaissance court painters, elegant society figures, rebels, and contemporary innovators.

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  • Shakespeare Goes to the Opera

    Wednesdays, October 3–November 14 (No class October 17 or 24), 1:00–3:30 p.m.

    Registration for this class is now closed.

    Aristotle wrote that the drama should be “embellished and made pleasurable” by the use of music. Does the statement hold true for the Bard of Avon?

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  • class American civil religion

    American Civil Religion

    Thursdays, September 27–November 15 (No class October 18 or 25), 1:30–3:00 p.m.

    Registration for this class is now closed.

    Explore the religious archetypes and the complex of ideas that make up American civil religion: prophets, martyrs, myths, holidays, sacred land, and more. Look historically at the climate from which such beliefs arose—first in Europe and then in “The New World”—and particularly at how those beliefs have become genuinely American and new. 

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  • classes court wins and losses

    RBG’s Supreme Court Wins and Losses

    Wednesdays, October 3 and 17 and November 7, 7:30–9:00 p.m.

    Registration for this class is now closed.

    Beginning with her foundations in law school through her role on the modern court, this class will study Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her judicial behavior, her political preferences, the transformation of the Supreme Court during her tenure, and her jurisprudence.

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  • book group 2018

    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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  • classes jewish memoirs

    Jewish Memoirs

    Wednesdays, October 10, November 14, December 12, 7:30–9:00 p.m.

    Registration for this class is now closed.

    Read three Jewish memoirs and use them as a framework to discuss issues around identity and Judaism. By examining the diction, narrative style, and history of the authors, the class will discover how, for better or worse, the challenges of each protagonist ultimately shape them.

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