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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.


  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures

    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • 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.





Welcome Faculty to Fall Semester 2014

We offer a wide selection of open workshops and scheduled workshops for faculty, staff and students in the classroom.


  • JOIN an open workshop for faculty/staff (no need to sign up).
  • SUBMIT a REQUEST to schedule a workshop for your class.


Printer friendly version of the workshop schedule (PDF)

  • All Workshops located in Room 306C (TLC)
  • Facilitaed by JM Venturini (unless otherwise noted)


Don't see a workshop listed that you are interested in?

Feel free to request a topic!

Use our TLC workshop request form to schedule a one-on-one session at a day + time that works best for you! 


Start the Semester Like a Pro!

Drop by the TLC (306C) for support.
We can help you with syllabi, DID, email, O-Space, and the upgraded smart classrooms.



Grammarly @ EDU

Join us to learn about a new web tool to support student writing in any class. Grammarly provides automated grammar tutorials, text-revision assistance as well as citation audit tools.


Monday, September 8th @ 11:15am
Tuesday, September 9th @ 11:15am
Thursday, September 11th @ 11:15am
Friday, September 12th @ 11:15am





Everything ePortfolios

We will focus on innovative ways to use the O-Space ePortfolio as a teaching tool for presenting dynamic course content and as a tool for displaying professional work. We will also discuss Learning ePortfolios maintained by students throughout their years at Otis. The ePortfolio is a customizable web-based platform perfect for archiving, sharing and reflecting.


Monday, September 15th @ 11:15am
Tuesday, September 16th @ 11:15am
Thursday, September 18th @ 11:15am
Friday, September 19th @ 11:15am




Student Motivation in the Classroom

This workshop and discussion will focus on strategies and techniques for keeping students engaged and motivated to get it done! We will explore intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivations and ways faculty can transform the classroom. 


Monday, September 22nd @ 11:15am
Tuesday, September 23rd @ 11:15am
Thursday, September 25th @ 11:15am
Friday, September 26th @ 11:15am

































  • offered throughout the year available by request


  • TBA