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  • Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

  • Objects In Crisis is a series of two-person exhibitions by students in the Photography 3 class. 

     

    Exhbition 1--November 18-22:  Greg Toothacre and Lani De Soto

    Reception: Thursday, November 20 @ 6 pm

     

    Exhibition 2--December 2-6:  Allison Mogan and Tia Chen

    Reception:  Thursday, December 4 @ 6 pm

     

    Exhibition 3--December 8-12: Yijia Liu and Cara Friedman

  • Mary Alinder

    Dec 02| Lectures
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  • Professor Julia Czerniak is educated in both architecture and landscape architecture, and serves as Associate Dean at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University. Through her own design practice, CLEAR, and most recently as the former inaugural Director of UPSTATE: Syracuse’s SOA’s Center for Design, Research and Real-Estate, Julia’s  research and practice draw on the intersection of landscape and architecture.

  • Alumni from Otis, Art Center, and CalArts are invited to celebrate the holidays at our second annual alumni holiday mixer. Eat, drink, be merry, and enjoy live music! Alumni are invited to bring a guest, but this event is closed to the public.

     

    RSVP by December 1

    www.CalArtsOtisArtCenter.eventbrite.com

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Professional Practices

Practical and hands-on course addresses professional practices in Fine Arts through a series of workshops and seminars. Topics include: building presentation spaces; installing and lighting art; documenting artwork; graduate school applications; grant writing; business practices; gallery representation; alternative spaces and practices; professional development beyond art school; artist residencies; and various career opportunities for artists.

Offered spring semester only

Senior Studio I/II

 

Senior Studio I
FINA470   5 credits

Each student is given their own studio and works with a group of faculty mentors to develop a body of work. Critiques, individual meetings with mentors, visiting artists and critics, and group exhibitions expand students’ knowledge base while focusing their practice.

Attending the Visiting Artist Lecture Series is required.

Offered fall semester only

 

Senior Studio II
FINA471   5 credits

Studio Electives

 

Students may select from a wide range of studio elective courses.  Electives change each semester to reflect development in the field and student interests. Core courses, outside of the student's area of concentration, may also be taken for elective credit.

 

Introduction to Experimental Drawing

DRWG204   3 credits

Painting III

 

Emphasizes the development of and individual voice. Using historical and contemporary issues, (including figuration and the body, politics, narrative, and abstraction) students explore how the contextualization of images function in terms of content, and how they serve as the theoretical basis to explore painting as a highly adaptive contemporary medium.

Offered fall semester only

Interdisciplinary Critique

This rigorous companion to Studio IV provides the critical dialogue of peers, helping students to develop an ability to respond to media outside of their practice. Taught by artists and critics, this course considers work of all kinds and acquaints students with the contemporary notion of critique as it currently informs artistic practice.

Offered spring semester only

Studio IV

Production-oriented advanced studio course emphasizes concepts, processes, and visual strategies toward the development of an individual studio practice across the three main disciplines. Critiques, seminars, and individual meetings provide insight into contemporary discourses and practices while helping students find the working methods that best suit them.

Attending the Visiting Artist Lecture Series is required

Offered spring semester only

Photography I

Introduction to the technical, aesthetic and conceptual aspects of the medium of photography. Basic skills including camera operation, black-and-white film processing, color and black-and-white printing, as well as basic presentation techniques, are covered in regular lab sessions. Group critiques, slide lectures, and field trips help students to develop a critical vocabulary.

Offered fall semester only

Lab Fee: $30

Studio Electives

Students may select from a wide range of studio elective courses.  Electives change each semester to reflect development in the field and student interests. Core courses, outside of the student's area of concentration, may also be taken for elective credit.

 

Introduction to Experimental Drawing

DRWG204   3 credits

Sculpture/New Genres I

Introduction to the history and practice of sculpture and new-genres (new art forms that use time and space). In addition to basic aesthetic, structural and conceptual practices, technical instruction covers use of wood and metal shops, adhesives, joinery, mold making and casting, as well as the new-genres forms of performance and installation art.

Painting I/II

 

Painting I

PNTG204   3 credits

Hands-on investigation of technical and formal issues in painting (oil, acrylic, and mixed media), focuses on the development of technical abilities in collusion with concepts and exploration of different methods of achieving visual “dexterity.”

Offered fall semester only

 

Painting II

PNTG214   3 credits