• 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.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton


Continuing Education Course

Fundamentals of Drawing: Ages 9-12

In this course the fundamentals of drawing are introduced through a variety of drawing media. Students explore basic visual elements such as line, shape, texture and value in relation to drawing techniques and design principles. Students work from observation and their imagination to develop creative and aesthetic sensibilities, creating a foundation for further artistic exploration.

Class Materials: 11" x 14" or 9" x 12" sketchbook, 14" x 17 " drawing pad (Strathmore 400 series drawing paper pads), 14" x 17" newsprint pad, Drawing board (Sax 19 1/2” x 19” Carry-All Portable Drawing Board), graphite drawing pencils (2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), compressed charcoal stick set, 1 kneaded eraser, 1 Mars white eraser, Kum Long Point Pencil Sharpener, with shavings receptacle/canister, basic set of colored chalk pastels, glue stick, scissors, 12” ruler, Compose It Clear Grid- 3:4 (available from Blick)

• All Young Artist Workshop (YAW) students are required to submit a completed YAW Emergency Information Form prior to admittance into the classroom. (Students will not be permitted to attend without this.)
• Course is held at the Otis Mid-Wilshire Studio (6124 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048)

There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XCHL8019
Meetings: 8
Credit Hours: NC
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