• Lecture presented by Kata McNamara. From contemporary art museums to independent project spaces to college art galleries, Otis College Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Kate McNamara, will discuss her dedicated engagement with alternative and not-for-profit art spaces and the vital role these kinds of institutions play in today’s contemporary art world.

  • Open Studios

    Jun 23| Special Event

    Open Studios: L.A. Summer Residency

    The artists and designers of the first-ever L.A. Summer Residency invite you to their open studio event! The public can join family and friends as they tour the studios and view all of the incredible work produced during the past three weeks. A closing reception will follow from 4-5:30pm.

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

  • Closing Reception

    Jun 23| Special Event

    Closing Reception: L.A. Summer Residency


    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

    More information about the L.A. Summer Residency Program.


    Join us for the closing reception of Otis College’s first residency. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017  

    The Forum | 4:00 PM

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event

    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011


Continuing Education Course

L.A. Materials & Technologies Retreat: Shibori Dye Techniques

June 4 – June 10, 2017

This weeklong retreat provides artists and makers with a special opportunity to explore new materials and technologies. Each studio workshop focuses on one area and is expertly led by a master artist, who demonstrates techniques, provides feedback, and inspires creative thinking. The program consists of intensive and focused studio work, demonstrations, time to practice new skills, guest speakers, field trips, discussion, and critique. Participants focus on their creative work, develop new ideas, and hone their skills. Open to all levels; students select one area of emphasis. Participant work is individual in nature and dependent upon student skill set, interest, and proposed project(s).

Shibori is the Japanese art of creating patterns by binding, stitching, folding and twisting fabric during the dyeing process. During this class, students will create intricate patterns by using many different resist techniques on both cotton and silk. Permanent colors will be achieved through the use of fiber reactive, acid dyes, and synthetic indigo for both vat dyeing and dye painting. Students will complete several scarves with various degrees of complexity.

A field trip to the Fowler Museum at UCLA will be included to view African Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style.

Invited Guest Speaker: Rebecca Hall, Textile Historian will discuss "The Art of the Cloth Banner in Buddhist Asia".

First Class Materials: $25, payable to the instructor, is required for dyes and sample fabric. Silk scarves will be available for purchase at wholesale cost. A complete supply list will be sent to students upon registration.

Includes Otis College residence hall housing, meals, instruction, guest speakers, bus transportation, and admission to the Craft and Folk Art Museum. (Please note: check-in for those staying in housing: Sunday, 6/4; check-out is on Sunday, 6/11. Formal instruction takes place on Monday, 6/5, through Friday, 6/9 with a final critique on Saturday, 6/10.)

Reg#: 25372 $1675 (Room & Board)
Reg#: 25371 $975 (Commuter)

Master Artists: Meredith Strauss
Coordination: Jo Lauria

Guest Mentors (Critique):
Suzanne Isken, Director, Craft and Folk Art Museum
Emily Zaiden, Director, Craft in America Center
Carolyn Benesh, Co-Founder and Co-Editor of Ornament Magazine

Early Bird Discount through May 21st - $100 off tuition fee!

Course Details
Course Code: XCRF110
Meetings: 5
Credit Hours: NC
Section 1 Art History
Instructor: Meredith Strauss
Meeting Day(s): Mon-Fri
Meeting Time(s): 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): June 05, 2017  -  June 09, 2017
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 12
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 25371 $975  
Non-Credit 25372 $1675  
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