• You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their work is just as distinctive. JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they've continued their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.

  • "In publishers’ terms, Shock and Awe – a hefty, intellectual book about glam rock – is timely." - Jude Rogers, The Guardian

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures

    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for an evening of conversation and exploration! Connect with fellow alumni, see friends, tour our new buildings, and meet President Ferguson at this Alumni Night reception. It will be a casual and fun evening and we hope you can join us. 

    The evening includes:

    A beer and wine reception 

    Introduction of the new Director of Alumni Relations Phil Scanlon

    Campus tour

    Visits to the Anna Craycroft exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery and Millard Sheets Library

  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

  • One of two "Show and Tell" hands-on book events held inside the exhibition Tuning the Room in the Ben Maltz Gallery, featuring selections from the highly regarded Millard Sheets Library Artists’ Books Collection.


  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures

    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.


Student Counseling Services


All Student Counseling Services are free of charge for currently enrolled full-time students



Hello Otis Community…my name is Jamie Turner (pronouns he/him/his) and as of June 2016 I’m the psychotherapist for enrolled Otis College students who are in need of individual counseling.   I’m also here to provide group therapy, mindfulness training and other campus wellness programs along with the rest of the Student Health and Wellness Center staff.  I came to Los Angeles from Boston where I most recently worked with college students at Harvard University’s counseling center.  I hold a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas where most of my research focused on community mental health.  I’m excited and honored to be here, and I look forward to meeting you. 


Student Counseling Services Menu:

Counseling can help facilitate well-being and problem-solving.  Talking to a therapist can also be helpful if you’re struggling with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression or other mood problems.  Otis College offers the following counseling services…

•             Individual counseling

•             Couples / conjoint counseling

•             Group counseling

•             Consultation

•             Referrals to external mental health providers for longer-term therapy

•             Substance Abuse screening and counseling

•             Psychological testing as part of the initial evaluation process, and to track progress during treatment

•             Outreach programming / education events to promote wellness in the Otis community


Student Counseling Services Mission:

As part of the Office of Student Affairs, Student Counseling Services supports the mission of the Otis College of Art and Design by providing counseling services, mental health outreach, and co-curricular activities designed to help students maintain psychological wellness to enhance functionality and motivation as they pursue their academic goals.


Student Counseling Satisfaction Survey:

If you have received counseling from Student Counseling Services, please fill out our Satisfaction Survey here.


What to Expect:

At your first appointment we’ll complete an initial assessment.  I’ll gather some history from you, and record information you provide in the electronic medical record.  You’ll be able to ask any questions you want.  Together, we’ll start to develop goals that you’d like to work on in therapy.  Your goals may be very specific, or more general, depending on your needs. 

Your rights and responsibilities as a client at the Student Health and Wellness Center can be found here.


Making an Appointment:

Appointments can be made in-person at the Student Health and Wellness Center, or by calling our office on the phone (310-846-5738).

The counseling center is open M-F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM unless otherwise posted.  There’s no cost to currently enrolled Otis College students for counseling. Otis College employees and alumni are not eligible for counseling services.



You will be marked as a no show for your appointment if you do not come to the appointment, or arrive late (20 or more minutes past your scheduled appointment time). There is a $5 no show fee, due at check in for your appointment.


Cancelling an appointment:

If you decide that you do not need a scheduled appointment, please cancel your appointment in person or by phone (310) 846-5738. Email is not an acceptable form of cancelling your appointment. Appointments must be canceled at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time. If you do not cancel your appointment within that time frame, you will be marked as a no show for your appointment.


What if I’m in crisis?:

If you’re in emotional crisis and need to speak with someone right away, come to the Student Health and Wellness Center.  I’ll meet with you as soon as possible. 

In an emergency, call 9-1-1 for help. For further instruction on what to do after hours, please go here.


Off-Campus Resources:


  • Health Advocate 24/7 Support (only available to student's who have the Student Health Insurance Plan): Phone 1-855-384-1800, wesbite.
  • U-Lifeline, your online resource for college mental health: website.
  • Mental Health America: website.
  • Tiny Buddha, Meditation and Mindfulness Quotes and Articles: website.


Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

  • Santa Monica Rape Crisis Center / The Rape Foundation: website, Phone 1-310 451-0042.
  • Los Angeles LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)  Community Center: website, Phone 1-323-993-7400.
  • Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Center, for Asian and Asian-American people: website, Phone 1-213-252-2100.
  • Center for TransYouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: website, Phone 1-323-361-5372
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Los Angeles: website, Phone 1-323-936-4343
  • Airport Marina Counseling Center, outpatient therapy and psychiatry near Otis College: website, Phone 1-310-670-1410, Email:
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