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  • Join us for the ultimate genre mash up as we drop the best hip hop and underground hiphop from all over as well as some of the freshest hard hitting electronic music out today. Presented by DJ Chewby (Pamela Torzan), DJ Snowden (Ryan Snowden) Daybid 1X (David Namkoong), and 90’s Kid (Danial Siddiqui) of the Otis Radio class.


  • Come enjoy the awesomeness of Soundtracks from Games, Movies and TV Shows with DJ Tea Time (Joshua Timmons), DJ SurgeMiester (Sergio Betancourt ) and DJ ForGrapeJelly (Steven Escarcega).


  • Fine Arts presents a lecture by painter Mary Weatherford. She received her BA from Princeton and MFA from Bard. Weatherford has shown at David Kordansky Gallery in L.A., LAxART in L.A., Brennan & Griffin in New York, and Debs & Co in New York.  In addition, her work is included in collections of MoMA, LACMA, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and OCMA.
    All are welcome
    Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim
  • Cesar Garcia – Director and Chief Curator, The Mistake Room
    Glenn Kaino – contemporary artist
    Kris Kuramitsu – Deputy Director and Senior Curator, The Mistake Room

    In conjunction with Otis’ Creative Action program, Big City Forum presents a series of four discussions featuring individuals who reinvent social space and redefine how we engage with each other.

  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.


  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event


  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education

    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.


Teaching Learning Center Staff



Jean-Marie Venturini, Instructional Designer

2012 - present
(310) 846-2628

Jean-Marie provides assistance to ALL Faculty who want to teach online, blended, and technology-enhanced courses. She organizes workshops and trainings. She is an O-Space and ePortfolios expert. She is also the TLC blogger.

Drop in anytime or request a workshop.

Contact via Email!

Not sure if Blended Learning is right for you, your course, or your students?  
Not sure where to begin when it comes to instructional technology?

Otis’ Instructional Designer, Jean-Marie Venturini, is available to visit your course to learn about your teaching needs and collaborate with you on technology-enhanced teaching tools that might best serve your specific course and teaching style.

Schedule a Visit! 

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Sue Maberry, Director of Library and Instructional Technology 

1992 - present
(310) 665-6925

Sue has been researching and consulting on useful technologies for Otis for many years, including learning management systems, e-portfolios, digital asset management, blogs, wikis, YouTube, Second Life, and all things "web 2.0." She implements and develops curriculum for the Information Literacy program at Otis.

Contact via Email!


Kathleen Forrest, Assistant Director, TLC
2006 - present
(310) 846-2576

Kathleen produces videos, learning objects, and podcasts. She manages iTunesU. She is also an OSpace expert, and supports workshops/trainings in the TLC. 

Drop in anytime or request a workshop.

Contact via Email!


Heather Cleary, Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian 

2002 - present
(310) 665-6926

Heather handles all things Otis DID. She is also very knowledgeable on blogs and wikis. She is an O-Space and e-portfolios expert.

Contact via Email!

Shelley Forbes  

Sheldon Forbes, Circulation Manager

1999 - present
(310) 665-6930

Shelley is the Scantron and Survey Monkey expert. She consults about Second Life and PowerPoint. 

Contact via Email!