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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Continuing Education Course

SEM: 43

Perspective Drawing

Developed during the Renaissance, perspective was as innovative then as the Internet is today. Perspective enabled artists to create the illusion of depth, volume, and three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional picture plane. Interior design is concerned with the creation of living, working, and hospitality environments. The spaces themselves, as well as their contents, needs to be rendered both two and three-dimensionally. This is accomplished through using grids, floor plans, and one-point and two-point perspective drawings. Floor plans help to illustrate a design concept. One-point and two-point perspective grids help bring the designer's vision into reality. In this hands-on course, students gather reference photos of furniture, accessories, and plants to fill their rooms, and render them in felt-tip markers. Students create two room designs, print, and render them in felt-tip markers. Students work in class every session - bring supplies to all class meetings.

Prerequisites: Drawing & Composition

First class materials: • drawing pencils (graphite & "no print") • kneaded, plastic or vinyl eraser • architect's scale (a triangular ruler; NOT an engineer's scale) • artist's drawing triangle (14", 30/60 degree with a beveled edge is best) • T-square (optional) • drawing pens or Rapidographs (optional) • drawing paper for pencil or pen--(paper size anywhere from 9" x 12" to 11" x 17"; to be used for homework assignments) • colored media (final projects to executed water color &/or markers &/or colored pencils, etc.--students' choice) • paper suitable for colored medium chosen (students' choice; no smaller than 9" x 12")

Course Details
Course Code: XINT7607
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Section 1 Product Design
Instructor: Scott Zaragoza
Meeting Day(s): Wednesday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): February 03, 2016  -  April 13, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note: No mtg: 3/23/16
Class Size: 16
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 15304 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 15305 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 15306 $1320 Add to Cart
16 of 16 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
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