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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.

  • 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


Painting and Visual Storytelling: Ages 13-15


Learn to paint with acrylics while exploring Narrative Painting, an approach to art that tells a visual story. Visual narrative is usually told in a series of images, but many artists such as Frida Kahlo, Gary Baseman, and Kara Walker have mastered the ability to tell a story through a single complex work of art or 2-dimensional installation. Using these leading artists and others as reference, choose a favorite story, comic, or original poem for inspiration to create your own paintings. Learn painting techniques such as glazing, impasto, and heavy texture, as well as the elements and principles of art including composition, color, and form. Class discussion will focus on examples in art history that demonstrate narrative art including biography, mystery, and adventure.

First class materials: $40 lab fee payable to instructor for supplies and an inexpensive 26” x 20” portfolio for storing paintings.

IMPORTANT:
• All students attending courses on the Goldsmith Campus must check in with Continuing Education staff in the lobby of the Ahmanson Building.
• All Young Artist Workshop (YAW) students are required to submit a completed Pre-College Programs Emergency Contact Information Form and Policies and Procedures Acknowledgement of Receipt (last page) prior to admittance into the classroom. Students will not be permitted to attend without this.


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Meetings: 8
Credit Hours: NC
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