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  • Alex Olson

    Dec 06| Lectures
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    Artsy best decribes Alex Olson’s works as "abstract, but that’s not how she would choose to refer to them: “In fact, the way I approach painting is almost the opposite in that nothing is an abstraction of something else,” she says. “It literally is what it is.” Olson’s paintings aim to be exact records of how they were made, self-evident in their construction.

  • Marisa Matarazzo is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Writing program at Otis. She is the author of Drenched: Stories of Love and Other Deliriums, which Aimee Bender called "a collection that marks its own territory and stamps it out with a textured beauty." Her work has appeared in Faultline, Hobart, Fivechapters, Unstuck, and other literary journals, and she has taught at UCLA Extension, the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, and UC Irvine.

  • Gracie DeVito’s work challenges codified modes of art making and production; the output of the work shifts fluidly from painting, to sculpture, to found objects, to performance. Characters and motifs, manifested by DeVito herself or by the characters she creates, rotate through the 2D and 3D spaces of her pieces. 

  • Campus Safety Training

    Dec 08| Special Event
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    You are invited to attend a very important training presentation by the Los Angeles Police Department. The training session is designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter.

  • Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition
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    Joint Venture is a group exhibition of collaborative projects by artists from ECF’s Inglewood Art Center and students from Otis College's Creative Action class, Uniquely Abled, taught by Michele Jaquis and mentored by Marlena Donohue.

     

    December 8, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Gallery Hours M - F 11am - 3:30pm

     

  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

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Continuing Education Course



Writing Children's Books


The children’s book “market” has expanded and contracted several times since the early 1990’s, becoming a booming industry, driven by various trends and marketing strategies. It may seem daunting, but publishers are continually looking for new talent. This course explores writing for a variety of children’s genres, from picture books, easy-to-reads, chapter books, novels, and non-fiction. Course explores the art of storytelling and how characterization, theme, plot development, dialogue, and point of view create unique and interesting stories. Examines the latest trends in the children’s book marketplace, the importance of the editing process, how your manuscript is handled by illustrators, and how to submit your manuscripts to editors. Also, covers various forms of fiction (folk and fairy tales, realism and humor, contemporary issues faced by today’s young readers) and non-fiction (biography, how-to/craft/puzzle, and educational materials, not forgetting class projects!). This course can be taken concurrently with Illustrating Children’s Books.

Prerequisites: None

First class materials: Note-taking materials

Course Details
Course Code: XWRT6010
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Writing
Instructor: Deborah Nourse Lattimore
Meeting Day(s): Sunday
Meeting Time(s): 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): February 05, 2017  -  April 23, 2017
No Meeting/Special Note: No mtg: 3/26 & 4/16/17
Class Size: 14
Meeting Room:
Location: Camera Obscura Art Lab
1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 15386 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 15387 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 15388 $1370 Add to Cart
13 of 14 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT applied to individual courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
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