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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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Summer of Art

Summer of Art 2014: July 7-August 1

Registration is now open.
Enroll by Friday, April 25 and receive a $100 discount.
 

Immerse yourself in a dynamic, creative environment with other students who are passionate about art and design. This summer, build and develop your creative and artistic skills while exploring a specific medium or aspect of art and design.


This intensive, four-week, pre-college program is for individuals 15 and older who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country. Serious young artists seeking to strengthen and enhance their art and design skills, as well as students with limited art training, are invited to participate. To receive a brochure please fill out the Rush Me Info form. You can also download the 2014 brochure now. Questions? Please call 310.665.6864, email soa@otis.edu, or contact us here.

Courses
Small classes ensure personalized, in-depth learning. Rigorous course work includes hands-on studio courses and labs in your chosen Specialization Course (three days per week) and/or a Foundation Studio Course (two days per week). Classes meet 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. (Some outside work is required.) 2 units of college credit for Specialization Courses and 1 unit of college credit for Foundation Studio Courses are awarded to eligible students upon successful completion of the program.

English Immersion courses are now available for English learners. The Otis Summer of Art English as a Second Language (ESL) Immersion program is designed to provide a creative environment to expand one’s competency of the English language while developing skills and knowledge of art and design. For more information check out the English Immersion Program.

Faculty
Summer of Art courses are taught by award-winning instructors who are practicing professionals, many of whom teach in Otis' undergraduate and graduate programs. Contact with these instructors provides a glimpse into the working lives of professional artists and designers and introduces you to many career choices in art, design, and related fields. See faculty bios.

Final Exhibition
On the last day of the program there is a final exhibition of student work. You and your instructors will select your best work for the exhibition. The work is displayed throughout the campus, giving you the experience of being part of a gallery show with your peers, while sharing your artwork with family and friends.

Housing Program
Optional student housing is available for an additional fee for students between 15-18 years, who are enrolled in the full 5-day per week program. Students reside in the new furnished Playa del Oro Apartments, only two blocks from Otis. A trained Resident Assistant resides in each apartment unit providing supervision for the Summer of Art residents. All resident students participate in organized evening and weekend activities such as beach trips, variety shows, museum visits, and dances.  See the Housing page for complete information.

 

Special thanks to the Surdna Foundation, the Vons Foundation, and Playa Vista/Brookfield Residential for their commitment to the Summer of Art program.