Events
  • For the second year in a row, Otis will be hosting the Community Works Institute - Summer West. This is a five day professional development program for K-16 teachers focused on place based education, service learning and sustainability. There is a discounted rate for Otis faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate. Contact the Artists Community Teaching program for more info: act@otis.edu

  • Classes End.

  • I Know What You Did This Summer is a series of bi-weekly gatherings in the Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design organized around informal slideshow presentations by curators, artists, writers and producers in the Los Angeles area. Taking the form of a personal travelogue, presenters will share places, experiences, and encounters during summer travel near and far. I Know What You Did This Summer is an occasion to enjoy drinks and conversation among friends, colleagues and our community.

    July 7: Anna Sew Hoy / Jesse Stecklow

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Todd Oldham

For their 2010 Mentor Projects, the Fashion Department pursued designers that were committed to sustainability and social responsibility.  The department suggested specific direction, and the designers overwhelmingly responded to the concept of being involved in a sustainable project.
 

Todd Oldham’s direction was “dumpster diving” inspired by something relating to nature.  Students had to borrow, find, or trade clothing and use only old zippers, old hats, and accessories.  They then mixed the recycled items with Todd’s geometric-inspired vintage textiles and created something handcrafted on each item.  The students then used the techniques of embroidery, dye, stain, and cut to complete the garment. The project was all about recycle and reuse.

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