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Nov 12 , 2012

We're excited to share our lineup of spring courses with you. This spring our courses cover such a wide range of topics that we're sure you'll find something that interests you. Registration is set to open on December 17, 2012, so mark your calendar.

Leave us a comment and let us know which courses you're particularly excited for!

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Arts, Humanities and Sciences

  • Collision: Picasso and the Early 20th Century
  • Comparing Religions: A How-To Approach
  • Life in Downton Abbey: The Fiction and Reality
  • The Fabled Art of Faberge
  • Gems of the Medici
  • Hands-on Cooking with Chef Roger
  • Houston at Home: A History of the City’s Residential Architecture
  • The Legacy of Rome
  • Perspectives on The Arab Spring
  • The Romanovs of Imperial Russia
  • Reshaping Our World: Recent Scientific Breakthroughs
  • Signatures of Civilization: Part II, A Survey of Art History from Renaissance to 20th Century
  • Spotlight on Rice University’s Chao Center for Asian Studies
  • The U.S. Constitution and Rights in America


  • DAYTIME: Awakening the Sacred Body through Tibetan Meditation
  • DAYTIME and EVENING: The Incredible Edible Garden
  • Classic Wines
  • Professional Polish: Etiquette for Success
  • Truth Knowledge or Just Plain Bull: How to tell the Difference
  • Your Dream Home: A Guide to the Design, Building and Remodeling Process

Studio Art and Photography

  • watercolorDAYTIME and EVENING: The Basics of Photography
  • DAYTIME: Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics
  • Advanced Photography Workshop with Peter Brown
  • Introduction to Digital Photography: A One-Day Seminar
  • Introduction to Photographic Lighting
  • Making Extraordinary Photos of Everyday Life
  • Street Photography
  • Travel Photography: A One-Day Seminar
  • Watercolor for Beginners
  • You, Too, Can Draw

Creative Writing

  • DAYTIME and EVENING: Introduction to Short Story Writing
  • The Essential Art of Editing
  • Writing the Novel: Draft Stage
  • The Memoir: Weaving a Tapestry of Your Life
  • The Publishing Path: Finding a Home for Your Book
  • Scriptwriting Workshop

Personal Finance 

  • Retirement, Investment and Estate Planning in the New Economy
  • Stock Market and Investment Portfolios: The Fundamentals

Courses and titles are subject to change.

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