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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

Jewelry Design: Bead Stringing, Knotting, and Wire Wrapping

During this eight-week course students design and create their own jewelry. Basic bead stringing and wire wrapping methods are demonstrated step by step. Course covers stringing, knotting, wire wrapping, French wire, and finishing techniques. Projects include a variety of styles of necklaces bracelets and earrings - from single and multi-strand beaded necklaces with different endings to wire wrapped bead and chain necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: One size 3 nylon or silk bead cord with needle attachment; 2 small clam shells; 1 small clasp; 1 6mm to 8mm solid (not cut) jump ring; 2 earring wires; 2 head pins; Beads: 1 strand of 3mm to 5mm beads of your choice; chain nose pliers; needle nose pliers; round nose pliers; thread cutter; wire cutter; tube of cement; knotting tweezers; measuring tape; masking tape; pin vise; bead board (optional). Estimated cost of supplies is approximately $100 (cost of beads and metal varies depending on student's selection.)

Course Details
Course Code: XJWL3009
Meetings: 8
Credit Hours: NC
Section 1 Jewelry Design
Instructor: Faye Rouhi
Meeting Day(s): Thursday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): February 04, 2016  -  March 31, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note: No mtg: 3/24/16
Class Size: 16
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 15355 $235 Add to Cart
16 of 16 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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