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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42


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)

IMPORTANT:
• 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
Meetings: 8
Credit Hours: NC
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