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All upcoming Personal Development programs

All upcoming Personal Development programs

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March 5, 2024

Discover how visual art can inspire creative writing and how writing can offer a powerful way to experience art. Join Mary Hall Surface, the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon, for three online workshops that spotlight a diverse range of visual art chosen to inspire writers of all experience levels to deepen their process and practice. This writing session is inspired by 16th-century Bolognese Mannerist painter Lavinia Fontana.


Session 1 of 13
March 7, 2024
In-Person
$135 - $150

Join fellow Broadway lovers in a choral program celebrating some of the great songs from the Great White Way. Drawing from shows such as West Side Story, Hair, and Wicked, choral conductor and music educator Ernest Johnson leads the ensemble in arrangements of the tunes you know and love. No audition is required. Rehearsals culminate in a free performance on June 6.


March 12, 2024

Discover how visual art can inspire creative writing and how writing can offer a powerful way to experience art. Join Mary Hall Surface, the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon, for three online workshops that spotlight a diverse range of visual art chosen to inspire writers of all experience levels to deepen their process and practice. This session is inspired by American Impressionist Lilla Cabot Perry with writings by Gilded Age author Edith Wharton.


Session 2 of 13
March 14, 2024
In-Person
$135 - $150

Join fellow Broadway lovers in a choral program celebrating some of the great songs from the Great White Way. Drawing from shows such as West Side Story, Hair, and Wicked, choral conductor and music educator Ernest Johnson leads the ensemble in arrangements of the tunes you know and love. No audition is required. Rehearsals culminate in a free performance on June 6.


March 19, 2024

Discover how visual art can inspire creative writing and how writing can offer a powerful way to experience art. Join Mary Hall Surface, the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon, for three online workshops that spotlight a diverse range of visual art chosen to inspire writers of all experience levels to deepen their process and practice. This writing session is inspired by 20th-century Spanish Surrealist painter Remedios Varo.


Session 3 of 13
March 21, 2024
In-Person
$135 - $150

Join fellow Broadway lovers in a choral program celebrating some of the great songs from the Great White Way. Drawing from shows such as West Side Story, Hair, and Wicked, choral conductor and music educator Ernest Johnson leads the ensemble in arrangements of the tunes you know and love. No audition is required. Rehearsals culminate in a free performance on June 6.


Session 4 of 13
April 4, 2024
In-Person
$135 - $150

Join fellow Broadway lovers in a choral program celebrating some of the great songs from the Great White Way. Drawing from shows such as West Side Story, Hair, and Wicked, choral conductor and music educator Ernest Johnson leads the ensemble in arrangements of the tunes you know and love. No audition is required. Rehearsals culminate in a free performance on June 6.


April 8, 2024

In our deluge of information, it's getting harder and harder to distinguish the revelatory from the contradictory. Drawing from their multidisciplinary UC Berkeley Big Ideas course and their book Third Millennium Thinking: Creating Sense in a World of Nonsense physicist Saul Perlmutter, philosopher John Campbell, and psychologist Robert MacCoun tackle how to better understand the world and make informed decisions as scientists do—with discernment, discipline, and firm foundations of reason.


April 9, 2024

Dogs have been considered people’s best friend for thousands of years, but never has the relationship between humans and their canine companions been as important as it is in today’s world. Jen Golbeck, the “internet’s dog mom” and science writer Stacey Colino, authors of The Purest Bond: Understanding the Human–Canine Connection, reveal the benefits our dogs can have on our physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well-being, often without our realizing it.


Session 5 of 13
April 11, 2024
In-Person
$135 - $150

Join fellow Broadway lovers in a choral program celebrating some of the great songs from the Great White Way. Drawing from shows such as West Side Story, Hair, and Wicked, choral conductor and music educator Ernest Johnson leads the ensemble in arrangements of the tunes you know and love. No audition is required. Rehearsals culminate in a free performance on June 6.