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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

Community Arts in LA

This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the aesthetic, historical, political and socio-cultural aspects of community based art. Students learn about the myriad of community arts throughout Los Angeles. Class lectures, discussions, reading, and writing assignments focus on the theoretical exploration and practical application of artist led art practices affecting positive change. Alternating site visits (held every other week) include museum education departments such as LACMA, MOCA, SMMoA, The Getty, and arts/cultural organizations, such as Side Street Projects, Armory Art Center, Machine Projects, Watts House Project, The Heart Project, Echo Park Film Center, A Window Between Worlds, and First Street Gallery Art Center. Site visits may change with each semester.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Note-taking materials

Course Details
Meetings: 15
Credit Hours: 2
Section 1 Art Education
Instructor: Gabie Strong
Meeting Day(s): Wednesday
Meeting Time(s): 8:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 02, 2015  -  December 16, 2015
No Meeting/Special Note: no mtg: November 25, 2015
Class Size: 15
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35108 $655  
Certificate 35109 $695  
Credit 35110 $2640  
15 of 15 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
* 2.75% fee to pay online. Read More
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