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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

Introduction to Fashion Design

Focusing on the world of fashion and the fashion business, this course covers how fashion apparel is designed, manufactured, marketed, and distributed. It is designed to capture the dynamics of the fashion industry, with its many components and possible career opportunities. Global suppliers to apparel manufactures and the technological changes within the world of fashion are explored. Students are encouraged to investigate this ever-changing industry and the retail market it serves. Is it working? How does a designer meet consumer demand?

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Fashion Design, 3rd Edition by Sue Jenkyn Jones; ISBN # 9781856696197, may be purchased from Amazon or at the book store in the California Market Center, note taking materials

Course Details
Course Code: XFSH3000
Meetings: 12
Credit Hours: 1
Section 1 Fashion Design
Instructor: Shpetim Zero
Meeting Day(s): Saturday
Meeting Time(s): 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): January 30, 2016  -  April 23, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note: No mtg: 3/26/16
Class Size: 18
Meeting Room:
Location: California Market Center
110 E 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1744
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 15176 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 15177 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 15178 $1320 Add to Cart
18 of 18 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
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