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  • Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles. They construct identities, concepts and experiences for brands through the practice of reduction using fundamental typographic theory and experimentation with space and form.

    Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake met as design students at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After studying, working, and exhibiting independently for many years—both stateside and internationally—their design philosophy and approach brought them back together as Public-Library in 2011.

  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

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Techniques of the Painter: From Abstraction to Representation


This painting course is designed to aid beginning and advanced artists in stimulating imaginary thinking and developing their personal vision. With equal emphasis on formal skills and experimentation, exercises focus on trusting intuition, learning to see inward, and the ability to see oneself reflected in the world at large. How do we see our authentic selves in the external environment? How do we make this vision manifest in our creative works? At the core, our aim is to create paintings that are well crafted and clearly rooted in individual expression. Students are encouraged to utilize representational and abstract elements, which are essential in bringing to life the visual world and one’s own creative self-expression. Also explores the discipline of being an artist, the rigor of career and professional practice, and how to remain true to a unique vision despite market trends. Oil paints are recommended, but acrylics are also acceptable.

Prerequisite: XDWG1001 Drawing & Composition; experience using a digital camera including iPhones and a laptop computer with basic Photoshop skills are required.

First class materials: TBD


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XPTG9001
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
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