Otis College of Art and Design

Upcoming Events

Event:

Date & Time

Make Shadow Puppets: Ages 5-10

Description: Have fun and get creative with puppet making! Led by professional puppeteer and artist Marie Claire Macadar, students will create their own paper puppet creations. The topic for this workshop is making shadow puppets.

Date: Saturday April 10, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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How to Get Unstuck: A Designer’s Toolkit

Description: Getting Unstuck: A Designer’s Toolkit workshop is ideal for design students, professionals, and aspiring designers who have a developing student, client or personal project that would benefit from support and guidance. Students will be guided to select best ideas and mockups, and identify a path for developing with renewed enthusiasm and rapid completion. Students will achieve new tools, tips, and techniques for their design practice and presentation so that they are prepared for the professional design world with confidence. To take full advantage of this workshop, students should bring a current project for which they are seeking feedback and guidance

Date: Sunday Apr 18, 2021

Time: 10:00 am PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Introduction to Space Experience Design

Description: Solar glare, radiation, solar flares, meteors, and space debris...there are many physical conditions and materials to consider when designing for space. This interactive 3-day workshop introduces career opportunities in this burgeoning industry for design professionals, product designers, set designers, and entertainment professionals. Topics include space experience design in the context of human-centered design; design issues related to contamination and safety, movement, physical issues and more. During the workshop, students will identify an area of interest, test needs and feasibility, create a design prompt, and ideate design solutions.

Date: Monday Apr 20, Apr 26

Time: 6:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Designer at Your Doorstep

Description: Develop your interest in sustainable fashion practices while cutting and sewing an innovative pant design. Students will achieve ideological and technical understanding of zero waste pattern concepts as well as particular construction methods. This knowledge can be applied to design and construction for a variety of garments. Over the course of this 3-day workshop, students will create their own women's multi-size wrap front pant using the pattern and materials provided in a complete kit delivered to your doorstep.

Date: Friday Apr 23, May 7, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Otis Lab Press at Home: My Type of Creature: Ages 11-13

Description: In this fun and participatory 3-day workshop, students will work with letterforms to create creatures, monsters, people and things. Students will learn how to manipulate paper letters, cut paper stencils, rubbings and printing techniques; and make a creature out of wood which can be used for type and print. Students will connect virtually to the Otis Lab Press and prepare digital files that will be printed by the lab, and mailed to participants after the class. Students will receive a materials kit including paper and printing tools for use during the workshop.

Date: Saturday April 24, 2021 and Saturday May 1, 2021

Time: 10:00 amPDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Create Mother’s Day Kirigami: Ages 5-10

Description: Create a handmade, unique, and beautiful Kirigami remembrance for someone special. Kirigami is a free-hand Japanese paper folding and cutting process that is artful, unique, and improvisational. This 90-minute workshop teaches Kirigami folding and cutting methods to create Mother’s Day themed imagery. This workshop includes the use of regular/standard scissors, glue stick and papers. Depending on the child’s age and cutting ability, adult supervision may be required. Thick novelty scissor cutters are not recommended.

Date: Saturday May 1, 2021

Time: 10:00 am PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Otis Lab Press at Home: Create Mother’s Day Greeting Cards

Description: This fun and participatory workshop will teach the process of creating custom greeting cards as students connect virtually to the Otis Lab Press. Through demonstration and studio time, students will be guided through the process of creating greeting cards using collage technique and thematic puns which can be shared with loved ones. Students will receive a materials kit including card paper, envelopes, and collage materials for use during the workshop.

Date: Sunday May 2, 2021

Time: 9:00 am PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Onions with Watercolor for Botanical Illustration

Description: Add the technique of painting onions to your botanicals toolkit. This 1-day workshop teaches how to use watercolors to paint white, yellow, and red onions. During the morning session, students will draw 3 onions, including a white, yellow, and red. They will also prepare values for each color and mix neutral tints. In the afternoon, they will mix color samples and values for onion colors and apply colors to the onions.

Date: Saturday May 8, 2021

Time: 9:00 am PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Create Father’s Day Kirigami: Ages 5-10

Description: Create a handmade, unique, and beautiful Kirigami remembrance for someone special. Kirigami is a free-hand Japanese paper folding and cutting process that is artful, unique, and improvisational. This 90-minute workshop teaches Kirigami folding and cutting methods to create Father’s Day themed imagery. This workshop includes the use of regular/standard scissors, glue stick and paper. Depending on the child’s age and cutting ability, adult supervision may be required. Thick novelty scissor cutters are not recommended.

Date: Saturday May 29, 2021

Time: 10:00 am PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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