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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event

    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.


  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.


  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.


  • High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.


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!