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  • Modern Israeli Cuisine

    Tuesdays, February 19, March 19, and April 16, 7:30–9:00 pm

    Per session: $40 General; $33 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 am–5:00 pm

    $99 Noncredit

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

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    Jews in the US-Mexico Borderlands

    Tuesdays, April 2–23, 1:30–3:00 pm

    $75 General; $60 Members

    The US-Mexico borderland, encompassing the American Southwest and northern Mexico, has served as a crucial space for tracing long-overlooked histories and experiences of Jews in the Americas.

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  • Floral Arrangements

    Spring in Bloom

    Wednesday, April 17, 1:00–3:00 pm

    $55 General; $45 Members

    Back by popular demand! Learn basic principles of floral centerpiece design in this hands-on workshop from the award-winning designers of Flowers by Orie in Woodland Hills. Flowers, a container, and all supplies to complete a stunning floral arrangement are provided.

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    Your Story: Memoir and Personal Essay

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

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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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  • Modern Israeli Art

    Wednesdays, January 30–March 6, 10:30 am–12:00 pm

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    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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  • The Great American Songbook, Vol. 1

    The Songwriters, the Singers, and the Songs

    Wednesdays, January 23–February 27, 1:00–3:00 pm

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    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 pm

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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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  • Drawing and Composition

    Drawing and Composition

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

    This class has been cancelled.

    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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  • Writing Children’s Books

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

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    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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  • How to Look at Architecture

    Wednesdays, March 6–27, 1:30–3:00 pm

    This class is now full.

    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: Revisiting the 1960s

    Winter–Spring 2019

    Registration for this class is now closed.

    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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