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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Foundation Supply Kit

The Foundation Supply Kit (download here) is required of all Foundation students. Your Foundation Supply Kit provides many of the items you will use across several studio classes. The list has been compiled for efficiency — to help you buy supplies all at once, and for a preferred price.


Note: Please also see First Day Materials & Supplies for additional items you MUST bring to your first meeting of each class.


The supply kit is available at Blick Art Materials, located at 2602 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 Phone: 310- 450-7015. Open Monday - Friday 9AM - 8PM, Saturday, 9AM-7PM, Sunday 11AM-6PM. For your convenience, Blick will be selling the kits on campus on August 19th, 21st, 25th, 26th and 27th. The total cost of the Supply Kit, including tax, is $250.00. List price for items purchased individually is substantially higher. The kit is priced competitively. In addition, Otis students enjoy a 10% discount on all non-sale items at Blick. 


Your Foundation Supply Kit will provide many of the items you will use across several studio classes this year. The list has been compiled for efficiency -- to help you buy supplies all at once, and for a preferred price.

The Foundation Supply Kit does not however constitute all of the tools, materials and/or supplies you will need throughout the year in Foundation. On an ongoing basis, in each of your classes, various additional materials and supplies will be required.

It is estimated that on a monthly basis, you should plan for approximately $85.00 in expenses related to project requirements in your studio program. Some months may require little or no new expense, while other months will require more than $85.00 in new expenses.

The best practice for maximizing your preparedness for success in studio classes and minimizing your expenses is to plan ahead, share materials and costs with classmates (when appropriate), shop in a group, and shop around for best prices and availability.

Your faculty will expect you to bring all materials and supplies to class when required. Faculty will provide reasonable time and sufficient information for you when assigning any new material and/or supply requirements.

You will also be required to purchase textbooks and course readers for many of your studio courses. These items will be available online at mbsDirect.net and universityreaders.com after you have registered for classes. You must purchase your textbooks and readers and bring them to the first class session. The approximate cost for textbooks and readers for first semester stuido courses only is $100. Additional textbooks and supplies will be required by your Liberal Studies courses.