Events
  • Otis College alumni in the New York/Tri-State area are invited to a reception welcoming visiting Otis College fashion students at Global Brands Group headquarters in the Empire State Building. Join fellow alumni to celebrate the culmination of the Fashion Design Department's annual trip to Manhattan. This special event - open to all alumni from both undergraduate and graduate departments - is a great chance to reconnect with friends, welcome new Fashion Design alumni from the Class of 2017, and meet Otis College leaders including Fashion Design Interim Chair Jill Higashi-Zeleznik.

  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • 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. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

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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
Lab:
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
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Class Size: 12
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Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
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