• 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. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.


Current Courses

Continuing Education - Current Courses

Pursue your artistic and professional development, as well as your personal and intellectual growth.

Imagine/Create/Connect! Contact 310-665-6850 or for information. Fall 2016 courses will start on September 10th. Visit the open house prior to the start of each session to learn more, and sign up with the early bird discount.

You can now register and pay on line with our secure system. Browse from the courses below, check availability, and add to your cart!

Continuing Education offers a wide range of beginning, intermediate, and advanced art and design courses for all ages, including children and teens. Pursue your artistic and professional development, as well as your personal and intellectual growth. Also offering Certificate Programs (Computer Graphics, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Textile Surface Design, Fine Arts, and Photography), Children's Courses, Portfolio Preparation, and Summer of Art. Otis also offers full-time BFA and MFA degree programs.

Register online or download a PDF version of the Registration Form. Contact us at (310) 665-6850 or  for information.

Otis Continuing Education Fall 2016 Course Catalog

Download the Otis Continuing Education Fall 2016 Course Catalog (pdf, 23mb).

To find a course, browse by:
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Art Education
Art Education

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College Preparation

Digital Media
Fashion Design
Graphic Design
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Product Design
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Toy Design

Fine Arts
Fine Arts
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Otis Art Tours

Online Courses
Online Courses


Professional Development
Professional Development


Young Artist Workshops and Summer Camps
Young Artist Workshops and Summer Camps

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