• Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.


Continuing Education Course

Large Scale Figure Drawing: Construction and Form Analysis

This drawing course focuses on drawing the oversized or life size human figure, constructing the form and capturing the gesture. This class will be divided into three major drawings with lectures on some anatomy given. Students learn methods of gesturing and measuring, designed to create a convincing structural illusion and transparent beauty of the human figure. The human figure is the most amazing machine ever designed. Gain power in your drawing by learning anatomy. Lectures and demonstrations are given on each major anatomical part of the human figure. Students do direct drawing in three week studies. Students draw with charcoal or Conte pencil. All work is done on 32”x48” paper, or larger. At home studies are encouraged.

Prerequisite: XDWG1014 Life Drawing or equivalent knowledge

First class materials: Pencil Sharpener, Retractable Breakaway Knife, Large Kneaded Eraser, Charcoal Pencils - HB, 2B,
18” x 24” Newsprint , Extra soft vine charcoal, chamois cloth, 4 extra large alligator clips, 48”x 10’ roll of drawing paper

COMPLETE GUIDE TO LIFE DRAWING, Gottfried Bammes, Search Press, ISBN-10: 1844486907
ARTISTIC ANATOMY, Dr. Paul Richer, ISBN-10: 0823002977
FIGURE DRAWING: DESIGN AND INVENTION, Michael Hampton, ISBN-10: 0615272819
THE HUMAN FIGURE, David K. Rubins, 1953, Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-004243-1

There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XDWG1018
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
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