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  • Join us for the ultimate genre mash up as we drop the best hip hop and underground hiphop from all over as well as some of the freshest hard hitting electronic music out today. Presented by DJ Chewby (Pamela Torzan), DJ Snowden (Ryan Snowden) Daybid 1X (David Namkoong), and 90’s Kid (Danial Siddiqui) of the Otis Radio class.


  • Come enjoy the awesomeness of Soundtracks from Games, Movies and TV Shows with DJ Tea Time (Joshua Timmons), DJ SurgeMiester (Sergio Betancourt ) and DJ ForGrapeJelly (Steven Escarcega).


  • Fine Arts presents a lecture by painter Mary Weatherford. She received her BA from Princeton and MFA from Bard. Weatherford has shown at David Kordansky Gallery in L.A., LAxART in L.A., Brennan & Griffin in New York, and Debs & Co in New York.  In addition, her work is included in collections of MoMA, LACMA, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and OCMA.
    All are welcome
    Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim
  • Cesar Garcia – Director and Chief Curator, The Mistake Room
    Glenn Kaino – contemporary artist
    Kris Kuramitsu – Deputy Director and Senior Curator, The Mistake Room

    In conjunction with Otis’ Creative Action program, Big City Forum presents a series of four discussions featuring individuals who reinvent social space and redefine how we engage with each other.

  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.


  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event


  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education

    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.


Toy Design Radar

Apr 3, 2014
Toy Design Blog
Lego- DenmarkHoward Hyejun Sung, Toy Design graduate of 2011 has been working since his graduation as a Designer for LEGO in Denmark. Last summer he stopped by the Toy Design office when he came back to LA, and he visited with the Summer of Art Toy design class.  Here he is in a photo at his [more]
Apr 3, 2014
Toy Design Blog
Operation  c. Milton BradleyMuch like Toy design, it is a specialized field of practice, but if you are having brain surgery, do you want a doctor that is a general practitioner or someone trained in that specific area of medicine?  Choosing a major is often a difficult task for many college students.  Then there is the fun of [more]
Apr 2, 2014
Toy Design Blog
IMG_4269In the summer of 2013, a group of talented High School students spent 4 weeks at Otis in the Toy Design Department with instructors, Norene Roxbury and Harmony Hines-Slattery. The students were (from left to right): Hana McLaughlin from Los Angeles, California Ben Bernstein from San Diego, California Bethany Burke from Austin, Texas Izack Sandy [more]
Jul 30, 2013
Toy Design Blog
markus-cookOn April 24, 2013, the Otis Toy Design program participated in a video critique with a very talented class of aspiring toy designers.  Their high school art class was taught by artist and toy designer, Patrick Dwyer.  The junior and senior students did a magnificent job creating original characters with a storyline.  They sculpted models [more]
May 14, 2013
Toy Design Blog
It was a lovely, sunny day and our faculty and graduates turned out for a terrific ceremony. We are are happy that most of them already have jobs in the toy industry. Congrats to all our 2013 Otis Toy Designers.
Feb 21, 2013
Toy Design Blog
kim1Yeah Girls!!! Congrats to Nicole Kim and Melissa Martyn for winning The Women in Toys Scholarships. Thank you to W.I.T. for providing these lucky toy designers with these generous awards.  
Feb 21, 2013
Toy Design Blog
january1Really? I just can’t imagine one of our Otis Toy Design students presenting this toy! If you have any other toys that make your head spin like this one does mine, please send it to rstaylor@otis.edu and I will share it with all Toy students. Wouldn’t you love to see the play set that goes [more]
Nov 13, 2012
Toy Design Blog
Oct 18, 2012
Toy Design Blog
baby toy car
Oct 16, 2012
Toy Design Blog
bear-2012jpgThe 2012 OTIS BEARS are here! Designers and Bears are all doing fine!!! 19 and counting… The Sophomore class delivered the fluffy bundles of joy , and they were all perfect!Thanks to the class of 2015 for a great job. Norene Roxbury, Toy Design faculty,was a proud Grandmother… (just joking Norene!) They measured, cut, and sewed their [more]