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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

Digital Photography (Blended Course - Every 3rd Session is Online)

This course explores digital photography techniques for fine art, portrait, editorial, and documentary genres of image-making. Students use digital cameras in manual mode and a variety of program modes, while focusing on composition, exposure, and working with available and artificial light. Course covers use of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom image management software to edit and organize images, as well as planning workflows to help the photographer successfully satisfy project requirements portraying subject, space, and idea. This course is presented in a ten-week blended format including seven face-to-face meetings and three online meetings. Students work with their own DSLR camera or mirror less digital camera. One face-to-face meeting is a photo shoot field trip. All other face-to-face class meetings are held in the Otis computer lab. Students enrolled in the course can access the computers and software in these facilities outside of class meetings. The course’s online modules can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.

Course prerequisites: Introduction to Photography or equivalent experience.

First class materials: Digital SLR camera or digital mirrorless camera with capability to function in fully manual settings, save images in RAW file format, and accept interchangeable lenses.

Course Details
Course Code: XPHO2850
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Section 1 Photography
Instructor: Eugene Ahn & Joanne Kim
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): February 02, 2016  -  April 12, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note: No mtg: 3/22/16
Class Size: 14
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 15420 $745 Add to Cart
Certificate 15421 $780 Add to Cart
Credit 15422 $1620 Add to Cart
14 of 14 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
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