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  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event
    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.
    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.
    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu


Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42

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

Course Details
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Section 1 Drawing
Instructor: Beverly Bledsoe
Meeting Day(s): Sunday
Meeting Time(s): 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 13, 2015  -  November 15, 2015
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 18
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35344 $435  
Certificate 35345 $475  
Credit 35346 $1320  
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