• 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.

  • 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. 


Continuing Education Course

Introduction to 2D Animation: Ages 12-18

If you love cartoons and animated films, this class is tailored for you. Learn the 12 principles of animation and utilize them via Flash and Adobe Cloud to create engaging 2D animated videos and experiments. In this course students develop traditional and computer techniques beginning with the basic bouncing ball, which evolves to create a character driven 2D animated final project. Course covers the basics of storyboarding, character development, staging, timing, weight, and anticipation. During the duration of class, students view and analyze a variety of animated films and videos to aid in studying technique while developing their own animation projects. This fun, interactive course engages students to express their creativity and develop the artistic skills to create great works of 2D animation.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: 9” x 12” Drawing pad, set of graphite pencils (Faber Castell 9000 Design Pencil Tin Set or any comparable brand), eraser, set of colored pencils (Sargent Art 22-7224 24 Count Assorted Colored Pencils or any comparable brand), set of assorted color pens (Pentel color pen set, 36 assorted colors or any comparable brand), USB Drive Preferably 16GB, “Cartoon Animation” by Preston Blair.

• On the first day of classes all students must check in with Continuing Education staff before attending class. Look for the signs on campus directing you to check in.
• All Pre-College program students are required to submit a completed Pre-College Programs Emergency Contact Information Form, Policies and Procedures Acknowledgement of Receipt, and Photo/Video Release Form prior to admittance into the classroom. Students will not be permitted to attend without this.

Course Details
Course Code: XCHL8126
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: NC
Section 1 Portfolio Preparation
Instructor: Luis Ruiz
Meeting Day(s): Sunday
Meeting Time(s): 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 11, 2016  -  November 13, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 20
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35477 $385  
1 of 19 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT applied to individual courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
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