• Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.


Continuing Education Course

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
Course Code: XCHL8142
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: NC
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