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Jun 08, 2023

10 Unique Classes You Can Take From Home

In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting Offered by: Museum of Modern Art

In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting

Offered by: Museum of Modern Art

Duration: 26 hours

What you’ll learn: Explore the art world outside the frames of Bob Ross oil-painted landscapes and learn about some of the most celebrated abstract artists of the 20th century. By studying the techniques used by the legends, you can sharpen your visual analysis skills and obtain tools to experiment on your own masterpieces.

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Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science

Offered by: Harvard University

Duration: 16 weeks; two to three hours per week

What you’ll learn: While elasticity, viscosity and enzymes are terms more commonly used in textbooks than cookbooks, learning chemical and physical principles of food can elevate your everyday cooking techniques and spice up your home menu.

Smithsonian's Objects That Define America

Offered by: The Smithsonian Institution

Duration: 5 weeks; one to two hours per week

What you’ll learn: What better source to give a history lesson than the Smithsonian? Through the stories behind iconic American symbols and the museum's extensive collection, you will learn about the items that helped shape this country's culture. Plus, you will be given the tools to identify symbolic objects that play a significant role in your own personal history.

Introduction to Classical Music

Offered by: Yale University

Duration: Six weeks; 66 hours total

What you’ll learn: You know what you like to listen to, but do you know why? Learn music theory and gain a bigger appreciation of legendary classical composers like Beethoven, Bach and Mozart, who are so famous they go by one name.

​Write Your First Novel

Offered by: Michigan State University

​Duration: 26 weeks​

What you’ll learn: If anyone has ever said, "You should write a book," now is your opportunity. This course provides the tools to take that storytelling plunge and helps you turn a creative concept into a 50,000-word manuscript. Sometimes the hardest part of writing is finding where to start. Let this be your "Call me Ishmael" moment.

Jeffrey Tomik graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in journalism and has worked for publications in the Washington, D.C., area since 2007. He is currently a multiplatform editor at The Washington Post.

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