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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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English Immersion Program

Summer of Art 2014: July 7-August 1

Registration is now open.

English as a Second Language
Otis Summer of Art English as a Second Language (ESL) Immersion Program is for students who want to develop competency in the English language. The ESL Immersion program provides an excellent opportunity to improve English language skills while preparing students for living in Los Angeles, as well as attending Otis or another college of art and design.

The four-week program blends experiential learning through studio practice with intensive training in language and academic skills, as well as visits to local cultural attractions.

The ESL Immersion Program is open to participants seeking admission to Otis and other colleges and universities, as well as individuals interested in creative and personalized English-as-a-second-language instruction.

English Language Competency for ESL Courses
If you wish to attend the Otis Summer of Art ESL Immersion program, your registration form must be accompanied by one of the following:

  • A letter on school letterhead from a school official, counselor or English teacher that affirms High Beginner skills in listening to, speaking, reading, and writing English

Or

  • Proof of one of the following language competency test scores:
    • TOEFL Exam with a score of 45 or above
    • Pearson Test with a score of 42 or above
    • iELTS with overall band score of 5 or above
    • TOEIC Exam with a score of 500 or above

English Immersion Course Descriptions

The Summer of Art English Language Immersion Program combines academic work with a rich fun environment. The program is designed to expand language skills and knowledge of art and design.

Drawing and Composition (3 days/week)
An immersion course for ESL learners, focused on developing skills in the elements of drawing and composition. In this course students are immersed in both an English language and art-making experience. Through demonstration, class exercises, and critiques, students explore terminology and concepts of contour line, cross contour, modeling, uses of marks to show form and space, perspective, scale and measurement, and positive/negative space.

Art, Design, and Culture (2 days/week)
Enhance your basic skills – speaking, listening, reading, writing, and vocabulary building - in this unique English language program designed to take your communication skills to the next level through art and design content. Develop confidence in your ability to express your ideas through group projects and presentations on the visual arts and multicultural issues, with an emphasis on understanding American culture.