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  • Precious Metal Clay

    Introduction to Precious Metal Clay™

    Saturday, September 9, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Otis registration #35362: $99 Noncredit plus $65 materials fee*

    In this intensive class, offered in partnership with Otis College Extension, learn how to work with Precious Metal Clay™ (PMC).

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  • Illustrating Children’s Books

    Mondays, September 11–November 13, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

    Otis registration #35255: $435 Noncredit; Otis registration #35256: $475 Certificate Credit; Otis registration #35257: $1,370 College Credit

    Explore the steps involved in illustrating a children’s book in this class offered in partnership with Otis College Extension.

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  • Skirball Book Groups

    Skirball Book Groups: From Rags to Riches and Riches to Rags

    New group added!

    $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. GROUP 1: Tuesdays

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    Autobiography, Memoir, or Fiction

    Wednesdays, September 13–November 15, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

    Otis registration #35460: $435 Noncredit; Otis registration #35461: $475 Certificate Credit; Otis registration #35462: $1,370 College Credit

    In this dynamic writing workshop, offered in partnership with Otis College Extension, uncover material from your own life experience to begin a memoir or work of fiction. 

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    The Significance of Women in World Religions

    Tuesdays, October 3–November 7, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

    $150 General; $120 Members

    Examine the impact of various religious traditions on women’s lives. Beginning in prehistory, as revealed through archaeology and anthropology, explore cultures that worshipped the sacred as feminine. Then consider the gradual change to male-oriented religious practice, chronicling the Judeo-Christian-Islamic traditions. Finally, survey the role of women and the feminine sacred in contemporary world religions.

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    Jewish Artists in Paris

    Wednesdays, October 4–November 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    $155 General; $125 Members

    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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  • Navigating Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

    Wednesdays, October 4, November 8, December 6, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

    $150 General; $120 Members

    This year’s Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA focuses on the nexus between Latin American and Los Angeles’s art and architecture. In this class, see iconic LA artworks and visit exhibitions at a range of participating institutions.

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    Screenprint Workshop

    Saturdays, October 7 and 14, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Otis registration #35415: $129 Noncredit plus $25 materials fee

    Back by popular demand! In partnership with Otis College Extension, this two-day workshop offers a quick method of printmaking to explore and create prints inspired by Mexican modernists in Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico.

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  • State of Democracies

    The State of Democracies

    Thursdays, October 12–November 2, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

    $100 General; $80 Members

    Following World War II, the world was marked by an expansion of liberal democracies. From the reconstruction of Japan and Germany, to the end of colonialism in South Asia and Africa, to the demise of authoritarian military regimes in Latin America, democracy seemed to prevail. But recent events have put strains on democratic practices and raise questions about the durability and viability of democracies.

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  • Flavors of Mexico

    Tuesdays, October 24, November 14, December 12, 7:30–9:00 p.m. (3 sessions)

    $125 General; $100 Members

    Inspired by the fall exhibitions—Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexicoand Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day: Murals, Signs, and Mark-Making in LA—explore various regional cuisines of Mexico through lectures, cooking demonstrations, tastings, and opportunities for hands-on participation.

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  • Peter Grimes

    Twentieth-Century Operas

    Wednesdays, November 8–December 13, except November 22, 1:00–3:30 p.m.

    $130 General; $110 Members

    Each decade of the twentieth century ushered in jolting changes at an ever-increasing tempo. Through lecture and video highlights, this class explores the world of opera in a century in which composers and their librettists were determined to break the bond and boundaries of the golden nineteenth century.

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