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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • 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.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42


Imaginary Landscapes Drawing and Mixed Media Techniques: Ages 13-15


This course teaches visual design and drawing techniques - color, composition, form, expression - through use of multiple drawing media – graphite, charcoal, ink, collage and colored pastel. Students learn fundamental drawing skills (contour line, positive/negative space, value, composition, perspective), gain new methods for mixing different media together, and develop their own unique subject matter and imagery to create visually expressive drawings. Projects introduce traditional and non-traditional approaches to landscape, realism, and abstraction. Working from life, photographs and imagination, students complete several small and one large-scale mixed media drawing over the 10-day course.

First class materials: 11” x 14” sketchbook with heavy weight paper (100lb. or heavier) good for wet and dry media, graphite pencils (2H, 2B, 4B, 6B), compressed black charcoal stick set, 1 chamois, 1 medium sized paper blending stump, 1 kneaded eraser, 1 Mars white plastic eraser, pencil sharpener with shaving receptacle/canister, vine charcoal stick set, glue stick.

Please note: At the Goldsmith Campus, students check in at the Security Desk on the first day of class.


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