Need a Last Minute Gift? Give Online Courses Created by Cultural Icons Like Annie Leibovitz, Herbie Hancock, Werner Herzog and Many More

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If you’re looking for a last minute gift for a thoughtful person in your life, here’s one option to consider. MasterClass lets you electronically purchase online courses and give them as gifts to family members and friends. For $90, you could give the gift of a single course. (The recipient gets to choose which particular course they want to take.) Or, for $180, you can give the recipient a year-long pass to every course in the MasterClass catalogue. You can get started with the gift-giving process here. And find a list of available courses below.

  • Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography
  • Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking
  • Frank Gehry Teaches Architecture & Design
  • Samuel Jackson Teaches Acting
  • Judy Blume Teaches Writing
  • Steve Martin Teaches Comedy
  • Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation
  • Herbie Hancock Teaches Jazz
  • Garry Kasparov Teaches Chess
  • Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking
  • Aaron Sorkin Teaches Screenwriting
  • David Mamet Teaches Dramatic Writing
  • James Patterson Teaches Writing
  • Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring
  • Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques
  • Stephen Curry Teaches Shooting, Ball-Handling, Scoring
  • Christina Aguilera Teaches Singing
  • Deadmau5 Teaches Electronic Music Production
  • Shonda Rhimes Teaches Writing for Television
  • Marc Jacobs Teaches Fashion Design
  • Usher Teaches the Art of Performance
  • Serena Williams Teaches Tennis
  • Reba McEntire Teaches Country Music

See the full catalog here.

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