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    Great Decisions

    A Current Events Discussion Group | Online Class

    Thursdays, January 20; February 3 and 17; March 3, 17, and 31; April 14 and 28; 1:00–2:30 pm (PT)

    $200 General; $160 Members

    Now online—Be an informed citizen! Ahead of the midterm primaries, learn more about issues impacting our world using resources from the nonpartisan Foreign Policy Association.

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  • Creative Writing Course

    Creative Writing

    Online Class

    Tuesdays, January 25–March 15, 12:00–2:00 pm (PT)

    $240 General; $200 Member

    Now online—Fine-tune your writing skills in this close-knit workshop. Whether you’re developing a work-in-progress or using in-class prompts to create something brand new, get ready to take your work to the next level. With support from both the instructor and the class community, focus on key elements of the craft, including plot structure, scene building, and character development. Ideal for writers of fiction, personal essay, and memoir.

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    Broadway's Dynamic Duos

    Online Class

    Tuesdays, January 25–March 1, 1:00–3:00 pm (PT)

    $120 General; $100 Members

    There are few creative partnerships with a body of work as enduring and beloved as Rodgers and Hammerstein's. The duo left an undeniable mark on both the art of musical theater and American culture at-large with Broadway hits like Oklahoma!, Carousel, and The Sound of Music.

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    Movie Discussion Group: Wes Anderson

    Online Class

    Wednesdays, February 2 and 16, March 2 and 16, 7:30–9:00 pm (PT)

    $80 General; $70 Members

    Wes Anderson uses narrative, visual, production, and design elements that are meticulous and unique. His storytelling style is consistent in each and every one of his films. Through viewing clips, storyboards, and related works, we'll explore four of Anderson's movies and discuss the elements that make them enduring and enjoyable works of art.

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    Skirball Book Groups: Stories of Immigration

    Spring 2022

    $150 General; $130 Members

    Inspired by the Ashkenazi Jewish immigrant stories shared in the exhibition Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America, the Skirball’s spring book groups invite you to read and discuss five critically acclaimed books that highlight the striking commonalities and stark differences found in American immigrant experiences across cultures, time periods, and circumstances.

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    Star Trek: Inspiring Culture and Technology

    Online Class

    A series of three self-guided online classes | Available through February 20, 2022

    $120 General; $80 Members

    Examine how Star Trek’s live-action television series and motion pictures have prompted audiences to question our history, humanity, and place in the universe.

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    Hand-Woven Tapestries—Postponed

    New dates TBA

    $75 General; $65 Members

    Play with contrasting colors, textures, and fiber weights to create a beautiful hand-woven tapestry. Class provided materials include yarn, wool, rope, and raffia. You may also incorporate materials into your weaving that hold sentimental value, such as trinkets, jewelry, linens, or lace, to create a work of art that honors your personal history or family story.

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  • Collection of books featured in the Skirball's 2021 Fall/Winter Book Group

    Skirball Book Groups: Alternate Realities


    Fall–Winter 2021

    Registration for this class is now closed.

    Open yourself up to new cultures and ideas through fiction and nonfiction! Under the direction of a professional book group facilitator, discuss the characters, themes, and motifs of five critically acclaimed books with a thoughtful cohort of fellow readers.

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