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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

Illustrating Children's Books: An Intermediate Course

This course focuses on illustrating novels, graphic novels, series books, and digital books for childrens. Designed as a job shopper’s training and critique group, students in this intermediate/advanced course research the field by submitting proposals and connecting with art directors at magazines, zines, and publishers. Through hands-on assignments, lectures, and critiques, students continue to examine aesthetic and technical aspects including text analysis, concept development, character studies, and story boarding. Also covers portfolio preparation and how to get jobs in today’s market.

Prerequisite: XILU6009 Illustrating Children’s Books or consent of instructor

First class materials: Note-taking materials Also, please bring any rough sketches you would like to discuss, as well as a children’s book, which has caught your fancy!

Course Details
Course Code: XILU6010
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Section 1 Illustration
Instructor: Deborah Nourse Lattimore
Meeting Day(s): Monday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): February 01, 2016  -  April 18, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note: No mtg: 2/15 & 3/21/16
Class Size: 16
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 15255 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 15256 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 15257 $1320 Add to Cart
16 of 16 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
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