• Otis College’s Fine Art Department presents:

    “How to Live?”

    Otis College of Art and Design
    Undergraduate Fine Arts Critic-in-Residence, 2016 – 2017


    7:30pm, Thursday, October 20, 2016
    In Otis College's Goldsmith Campus Forum
    Free and open to the public

  • Otis Family Night

    Oct 21| Special Event

    Be a student for an evening.
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    4:00 – 8:00 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty

    • A guided exhibition tour of the Ben Maltz Gallery

    President Bruce W. Ferguson and Trustee Kirk Hyde (Otis Parent '00 & '14) invite you to join them for dinner.

    Register by October 14th at

    Cost (includes all activities and dinner)

  • 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.


Continuing Education Course

Sierra Nevada Noir-Photographing the Harvest Moon at Bodie Ghost Town

• Travel Dates: Tuesday, September 17 – Thursday, September 19
• Orientation: Tuesday, September 10
• Follow-up Critique: Tuesday, September 24

Join internationally acclaimed night photographer, Helen K. Garber, as she guides students through the specialized techniques of photographing the isolated abandoned landscape at night. The course begins at Otis for an introductory meeting to prepare students for the shoot. The second and third meetings take place on location in the Sierra Nevada, including a visit at night to the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine, an early morning moon setting above Mount Whitney, and a night shoot at the renowned Bodie Ghost Town. After a preliminary discussion and a tour with a ranger, your instructor will point out the best vantage points, as students watch and evaluate the available light to be ready to shoot their photos. The final meeting returns to Otis for a critique of student work. Also includes screening of film noir classics in workshop locations: High Sierra (Warner Bros., 1941) and Out of the Past (RKO Radio Pictures, 1947). Cost includes tuition, admission fees, night entry to the California State Park, room for two nights, and one meal; transportation not included.

Prerequisite: Students are expected to understand how to use their camera, including ISO, speed, and aperture settings.

First class materials: Note-taking materials. Film cameras are acceptable for the shoot, with t-max 400 or 3200 ISO

For More Information, please call (310) 665-6850

To Register, please call (310) 665-6950

There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XOAT3001
Meetings: 5
Credit Hours: NC
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