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Creative Action Liberal Arts Elective

Creative Action Liberal Arts electives enable students to work in trans-disciplinary teams with a community partner. Emphasizing collaborative methodology, synthesizing diverse perspectives, creativity, critical thinking, clear communication and information literacy, students engage in issues that extend beyond the traditional classroom. See department for course offerings.

Creative Action 4th of July Parade

Creative Action participates in the 2014 Westchester 4th of July Parade. All the floats were handmade using sustainable materials. This is Otis' first entry into the annual parade.

 

Leafy Treehouse Canopy

Creative Action students created this "how to" project in partnership with Amag, an online magazine published in Barcelona for children all over the world. Otis students will travel to Barcelona to work with children at Ecola De la Concepcio, an urban preschool/elementary school.

Creative Action: Political Graphics Archive

political-posterStudents in Creative Action: Integrated Learning worked with Carol A. Wells, Executive Director and Founder of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) in Los Angeles, to produce a video that documents the CSPG’s extensive collection of political posters. Faculty member Kerri Steinberg taught this class, in which students learned about protest movements and visual expression.

Save Our Seabirds

Working with Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics program, Creative Action students designed an installation on the plight of the seabird at Mittel's Art Supplies on Lincoln Boulevard near the beach. Save Our Seabird was part of a campaign against the single-use plastics that are polluting our oceans and killing birds.

 

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3rd Annual Otis Kite Festival

Please join 3,000 local Los Angeles youth for a fun-filled day of kite building and flying, plus exhibitions at the Santa Monica Pier. Free, sustainable kites for everyone! Professional kite artists from across the country will to showcase their art and provide advice. All are welcome to this a family-friendly event.

Kite artists: Melanie Walker, George Peters, Jose Sainz, Ron Gibian and Bobby Stanfield

 

Parking available at the pier and in Downtown Santa Monica.

Otis Radio Low Powered FM Broadcast

Otis Radio students present four Low Powered FM Broadcasts.

Listen on your own at 96.1 FM or join us for the listening party in the Otis Cafe.

 

More Info at Otis Radio on Ospace.

Understanding Skid Row

Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) students in the Creative Action: Integrated Learning course “Understanding Skid Row” engage and research urban poverty, homelessness, and justice. They collaborate with the L.A. Poverty Dept. (LAPD), a theater company of people who make art, live, and work on Skid Row. Together with LAPD members, students walk the neighborhood to hear directly from residents about conditions essential for culture and community.

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