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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Continuing Education Course

SEM: 43

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)

• 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
Course Code: XCHL8019
Meetings: 8
Credit Hours: NC
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