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  • Lucy Orta (b. Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1966) and Jorge Orta (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1953) founded Studio Orta in 1991. Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on the social and ecological factors of environmental sustainability to realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, couture, painting and silkscreen printing, as well staging workshops, ephemeral interventions and performances.

  • Otis Community Banquet

    Oct 22| Special Event
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    In conjunction with the exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
    Wednesday, October 22 | Bobrow Green
    11:30am – 12:30pm: Banquet for participating classes
    12:30 – 1:15pm: Open to Otis Community to view class projects created for Banquet, and sample soup and fruit-infused water

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artists Lucy + Jorge Orta.

    Thursday, October 23rd, 10am

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • Artists Lucy + Jorge Orta in conversation with the curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of the traveling exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta. The conversation is followed by a reception. Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta is on view in the Ben Maltz Gallery through December 6, 2014.

  • JP Munro

    Oct 28| Lectures
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    Born 1975, Inglewood, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

    chinaartobjects.com/artists/jp-munro/

  • Minor Declaration

    Oct 29| Student Event
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    Highly Recommended for Sophomores

  • Rob Spillman

    Oct 29| Lectures
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    Rob Spillman is Editor and co-founder of Tin House, which has been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and numerous other anthologies. He is also Executive Editor of Tin House Books and co-founder of the Tin House Literary Festival. His writing has appeared in BookForum, the Boston Review, Connoisseur, Details, GQ, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Salon, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and elsewhere.

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English Immersion Program

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 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.