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  • David Schafer

    Sep 30| Lectures
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    David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound, performance, and works on paper. His work is concerned with the structures, translation, and intelligibility, of language and architecture. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he has had one-person shows at Studio10 gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.

  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures
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    Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Jennifer Steinkamp.

    Thursday, October 2nd 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     

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    10455 JEFFERSON BLVD.
    CULVER CITY, CA 90232
  • Pae White

    Oct 07| Lectures
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    Pae White was born in 1963 in Pasadena, California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Recent solo exhibition venues include Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; greengrassi, London; and 1301PE, Los Angeles.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Paradise Garage.

    Thursday, October 9th 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     
  • Jennifer Moon

    Oct 14| Lectures
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    Artist, Adventurer, and Revolutionary 

    Phoenix Rising, Part 2: Eros vs. Agape is on view now in Made in L.A. 2014 at the Hammer Museum through Sept. 7th! 

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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.