Otis College of Art and Design

Upcoming Events

Event

Date & Time

Graphic Design Certificate: Info Session

 

Get to know Otis Extension's Graphic Design Certificate! Join us and learn more about this practical and cost effective program that prepares you to start your career, make a career change, or enhance your art, design, and/or teaching skills.

Ask questions, connect with our guests, see student work, and more!

 

Attendees who apply to a certificate program by 5/24/22 will have the $185 application fee waived. More info will be provided at the Info Session.

 

Special Guests:

Kathleen Marinaccio, Certificate Instructor

Rachel Freeman, Extension Department Program Advisor

Schedule:

1:00pm - 1:30pm: Welcome and Certificate Program Introduction

1:30pm - 2:00pm: Instructor Meet and Greet

 

The Graphic Design Certificate Program is geared for the adult learner, and is designed to meet the needs of the graphic design industry. Courses stress creative problem-solving, provide intensive practical training, and are taught by professional artists and designers. The program is intended to prepare students for an entry-level position as a graphic designer.

Note: The Digital Imaging and Illustration Certificate will also be represented at this event.

Date: Sat, May 14, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST 

Location: Online via Zoom 



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Digital Imaging and Illustration Certificate: Info Session 

 

Get to know Otis Extension's Digital Imaging and Illustration Certificate! Join us and learn more about this practical and cost effective program that prepares you to start your career, make a career change, or enhance your art, design, and/or teaching skills.

Ask questions, connect with our guests, see student work, and more!

 

Attendees who apply to a certificate program by 5/24/22 will have the $185 application fee waived. More info will be provided at the Info Session.

 

Special Guests:

Moshe Godwin, Certificate Instructor

Rachel Freeman, Extension Department Advisor

Schedule:

1:00pm - 1:30pm: Welcome and Certificate Program Introduction

2:30pm - 2:00pm: Instructor Meet and Greet

 

The Digital Imaging and Illustration Certificate Program prepares students with an expertise in creating digital imagery that integrates art and design principles, conceptual thinking, and technical skill with industry-relevant digital tools. Students produce multimedia visuals for many applications such as advertisement, illustration, animation, editorial, fine arts, motion graphics, and web/digital products. This sequence of courses provides intensive study that can lead to employment in the specialized field of digital art and illustration.

Note: The Graphic Design Certificate will also be represented at this event.

Date: Sat, May 14, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST 

Location: Online via Zoom 

 

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Interior Design Certificate: Info Session

 

Get to know Otis Extension's Interior Design Certificate! Join us and learn more about this practical and cost effective program that prepares you to start your career, make a career change, or enhance your art, design, and/or teaching skills.

Ask questions, connect with our guests, see student work, and more! 

 

Attendees who apply to a certificate program by 5/24/22 will have the $185 application fee waived. More info will be provided at the Info Session.

 

Special Guests:

Salvatore Leonardi, Instructor 

Rachel Freeman, Extension Department Program Advisor 

Schedule:

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Welcome and Certificate Program Introduction

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Instructor Meet and Greet 

 

The Interior Design Certificate Program is geared for the adult learner and is designed to meet professional industry standards. Study begins with the development of an understanding of foundational design theory and leads to a translation of that knowledge into practical interior design requirements. The program is intended to prepare students for an entry-level position as an interior designer or decorator.

Note: The Photography Certificate, and Surface Design Certificate will also be represented at this event.

Date: Tues, May 17, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST 

Location: Online via Zoom 

 

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Surface Design Certificate: Info Session

 

Get to know Otis Extension's Surface Design Certificate! Join us and learn more about this practical and cost effective program that prepares you to start your career, make a career change, or enhance your art, design, and/or teaching skills.

Ask questions, connect with our guests, see student work, and more! 

 

Attendees who apply to a certificate program by 5/24/22 will have the $185 application fee waived. More info will be provided at the Info Session.

 

Special Guests:

Debra Valencia, Certificate Instructor

Rachel Freeman, Extension Department Program Advisor

Schedule:

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Welcome and Certificate Program Introduction

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Instructor Meet and Greet

 

The Surface Design Certificate is a comprehensive program of study that prepares students for attaining an entry-level position as a textile production designer; launching a freelance surface design business; or enhancing skills to an existing career in areas of fashion, interior design, product design, and graphic design. 

Note: The Photography Certificate, and Interior Design Certificate will also be represented at this event.

Date: Tue, May 17, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST 

Location: Online via Zoom 



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Photography Certificate: Info Session

 

Description: Get to know Otis Extension's Photography Certificate! Join us and learn more about this practical and cost effective program that prepares you to start your career, make a career change, or enhance your art, design, and/or teaching skills.

Ask questions, connect with our guests, see student work, and more!

 

Attendees who apply to a certificate program by 5/24/22 will have the $185 application fee waived. More info will be provided at the Info Session.

 

Special Guests:

Joanne Kim, Certificate Instructor

Rachel Freeman, Extension Department Program Advisor

Schedule:

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Welcome and Certificate Program Introduction

6:30pm - 7:00pm:  Instructor Meet and Greet

 

Through the Photography Certificate Program, you will be prepared for an entry-level position as an assistant in a studio, gallery, or academic environment, a freelance photography business, or educational advancement. Learn from experienced professionals and artists, connect with a network of creatives, and receive career support including career counseling, career assessment, internship advising, and employer networking opportunities.

Note: The Interior Design Certificate and Surface Design Certificate will also be represented at this event.

 

Date: Tues, May 17, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST 

Location: Online via Zoom 



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Motion Graphics Certificate: Info Session

 

Get to know Otis Extension's Motion Graphics Certificate! Join us and learn more about this practical and cost effective program that prepares you to start your career, make a career change, or enhance your art, design, and/or teaching skills.

Ask questions, connect with our guests, see student work, and more!

 

Attendees who apply to a certificate program by 5/24/22 will have the $185 application fee waived. More info will be provided at the Info Session.

 

Special Guests:

Lucas Eddens, Certificate Instructor

Rachel Freeman, Extension Department Program Advisor 

Schedule: 

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Welcome and Certificate Program Introduction

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Instructor Meet and Greet 

 

The Motion Graphics Certificate Program prepares students with an expertise in creating motion graphics that integrate art and design principles, conceptual thinking, and technical skill with industry-relevant digital tools. Students develop portfolio-ready work that includes concept development, typography, graphic design, standard workflows, and digital tools central to motion design production. This sequence of courses provides intensive study that can lead to employment in the specialized field of motion graphics. 

Note: The Animation Certificate and Game Design Certificate will also be represented at this event.

Date: Thu, May 19, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST 

Location: Online via Zoom 

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Animation Certificate: Info Session

 

Get to know Otis Extension's Animation Certificate! Join us and learn more about this practical and cost effective program that prepares you to start your career, make a career change, or enhance your art, design, and/or teaching skills.

Ask questions, connect with our guests, see student work, and more! 

 

Attendees who apply to a certificate program by 5/24/22 will have the $185 application fee waived. More info will be provided at the Info Session.

 

Special Guests:

Enoch Davis, Certificate Instructor

Rachel Freeman, Extension Department Program Advisor 

Schedule:

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Welcome and Certificate Program Introduction

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Instructor Meet and Greet 

 

The Animation Certificate Program prepares students with an expertise in creating digital animations that integrate art and design principles, conceptual thinking, and technical skill with industry-relevant digital tools. Students develop portfolio-ready work that includes concept development, storytelling, 2D and 3D graphics, and digital tools central to animation production. This sequence of courses provides intensive study that can lead to employment in the specialized field of animation. 

Note: The Game Design Certificate, and Motion Graphics Certificate will also be represented at this event.

Date: Thu, May 19, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST 

Location: Online via Zoom 

 

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Game Design Certificate: Info Session

 

Get to know Otis Extension's Game Design Certificate! Join us and learn more about this practical and cost effective program that prepares you to start your career, make a career change, or enhance your art, design, and/or teaching skills.

Ask questions, connect with our guests, see student work, and more! 

 

Attendees who apply to a certificate program by 5/24/22 will have the $185 application fee waived. More info will be provided at the Info Session.

 

Special Guests:

Geo Gularte, Certificate Instructor

Rachel Freeman, Extension Department Program Advisor

Schedule:

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Welcome and Certificate Program Introduction

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Instructor Meet and Greet

 

Game Design Certificate students develop hands-on experience in industry standard game engine tools, basic scription, and technical processes. They design, document, and create a game concept; achieve effective communication skills; and contribute towards a team akin to a game design work environment. Upon completion, students will have a portfolio-ready product that can be used towards applying to entry-level jobs within the game design profession.

Note: The Animation Certificate and Motion Graphics Certificate will also be represented at this event.

Date: Thu, May 19, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST  

Location: Online via Zoom 

 

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Fashion Design Certificate: Info Session

 

Get to know Otis Extension's Fashion Design Certificate! Join us and learn more about this practical and cost effective program that prepares you to start your career, make a career change, or enhance your art, design, and/or teaching skills.

Ask questions, connect with our guests, see student work, and more!

 

Attendees who apply to a certificate program by 5/24/22 will have the $185 application fee waived. More info will be provided at the Info Session.

 

Special Guests:

Daniel Toney, Certificate Instructor and Adjunct Professor, Fashion Design

Rachel Freeman, Extension Department Program Advisor

Schedule:

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Welcome and Certificate Program Introduction

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Instructor Meet and Greet

 

The Fashion Design Certificate Program is geared for the adult learner, and is designed to prepare students for an entry level position in the fashion industry as a fashion designer, designer’s assistant, or patternmaker. Study begins with the development of an understanding of design in dress, and leads to a translation of that knowledge into practical manufacturing requirements. Courses provide intensive, practical training leading to the development of a professional portfolio.

Note: The Animation Certificate, Motion Graphics Certificate, and Game Design Certificate will also be represented at this event.

Date: Thurs, May 19, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST

Location: Online via Zoom 

 

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Cuttlefish Casting Workshop

 

Description: Using cuttlebone to cast is an age-old practice and provides an introduction to melting metal and casting. In this one-day workshop each participant will design either a ring, pendant or brooch of their own and carve this into cuttlebone. Carving tools and approximately 1 ounce of sterling silver casting grain will be provided by the instructor. Pouring molten metal is a wonderful experience! We hope you'll join us.

 

Note:

- A $35 course fee is built into the tuition of this course.

Date:  June 4

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM PST

Location: On Campus

 

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Designing Your Vision: Creating a Cohesive Brand Identity

 

Description: This interactive online seminar is perfect for all creatives looking to come up with cohesive brand visuals for their website and social media. Under the expertise of Agnes Pierscieniak, designer, artist, and founder of Crave Workshops, students develop an individual brand presence and build a sustainable creative business by clarifying, refining, and elevating the values and visuals associated with their brand. 

Students learn essential tools that help with launching a dream business in a well branded package through achieving:

-Interactive brand survey

-Road map that refines brand clarity

-Case study inspiration for cohesive brand design

-Decision process for color, fonts, and imagery that can be useful for online design assets

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Location: Online via Zoom



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Producing a Photoshoot

 

Description: Learn how to properly prepare for your photoshoots, run them smoothly on your shoot day and wrap up your shoot like a professional. This course will cover how to manage contracts and agreements with your clients. It will go over how to properly run calls, meetings and creative discussions as well as all the pre-production needs you will encounter with each shoot. It will dive into the details of how to run a smooth production on the day of your shoot as well as how to finish and wrap up your shoot properly. Some of the more detailed topics will include: writing contracts, running pre-production meetings, negotiating with agencies (models, hair, makeup and wardrobe) and scouting selecting locations; working with permits; invoice and billing.

Date: Sunday, June 18, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Location: Online via Zoom



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Launching Your Brand Online

 

Description: This interactive online seminar is perfect for all creatives looking to come up with cohesive brand visuals for their website and social media. Under the expertise of Agnes Pierscieniak, designer, artist, and founder of Crave Workshops, students learn how to build a Squarespace website and related social media identity for their personal brands. They will acquire online resources for developing an online website building platforms and branding visuals. Topics include: 

- Connecting with your ideal clients and selling your work: structuring your website more effectively.

- Making sure your website looks up to date: following recent changes to website design.

- Creating cohesive online visuals without spending a fortune: access to essential online tools. 

Notes:

Students are encouraged to bring a working or existing brand strategy to take full advantage of this workshop so that they can develop this into an online space.

Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Location: Online via Zoom



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I Can't Draw People!

 

Description: I Can’t Draw People presents alternative exercises and techniques for drawing the human figure. It’s all about abandoning the stress of creating a perfectly proportioned form. Under the guidance of instructor expertise, students practice alternatives that are surprising, expressive, and delightful. Attend this 1-day workshop to see how much we can accomplish when we leave behind the idea of perfection!

Date: Sunday, July 3, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PST

Location: Online via Zoom



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Tarot Card Painting

 

Description: Creative intuition and dreams are source material for defining personal tarot imagery. Students explore the collective energies of the Tarot that emerge through healing, prosperity, love, and energy that may be brought into one’s life. Through discussion, meditation, slide imagery, and hands-on creative experience, students are introduced to the deeper meaning behind Tarot cards while developing an individualized artistic path to one’s inner archetype. Students will complete personal Tarot imagery on a larger scale using collage and mixed media techniques.

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - July 27, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST

Location: Online via Zoom



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Watercolor and Ink for Fashion

 

Description: Learn the basics of creating dynamic and artistic illustrations for fashion and portraiture using watercolor and ink. In this one-day workshop, students sketch from references provided by the instructor for the first part of the day. Once the sketch is complete, students experiment with watercolor and Ink techniques and arrive at their own fashion portrait by the end of the workshop. Ideal for anyone interested in fashion and illustration; all levels are welcome.

Date: Sunday, July 25, 2022

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM PST

Location: Online via Zoom



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How to Create and Sell an NFT: for Artists and Creatives

 

Description: NFTs have recently become a growing phenomenon among well-known brands and artist communities. This workshop empowers artists and designers with the tools and knowledge needed to create and sell their own NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens). All aspects of the NFT creation process will be addressed: definition of NFTs; the purpose behind them; how to develop artwork into an NFT; and the process for listing on an NFT marketplace. Topics include environmental concerns; the metaverse; community building; how NFTs are part of Web 3.0; and the learned terminology surrounding NFTs (e.g., crypto assets, PFPs, royalties, the public ledger, blockchain, wallets, and gas fees). Students will learn generative art methods to create a PFP (profile picture) NFT and generative art methods to develop an NFT collection. Through Discord and the Solsea.io marketplace, students will begin to build their very own NFT community.

Date: Monday, July 25, 2022 - August 8, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

Location: Online via Zoom



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Develop a Style in Procreate

 

Description: This workshop explores the creative possibilities of the award-winning Procreate program, a favorite of many professional illustrators, designers and artists. Students will explore their own ‘style’ as they learn various brushes and tools, using layers effectively, shading, and various kinds of mark-making, sketching and rendering. All levels are welcome, from those new to Procreate as well as experienced artists.

Date: Saturday,July 30, 2022

Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM PST

Location: Online



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Mad About Mini Books

 

Description: In this workshop participants will be introduced to the art of making handmade books. Participants will learn foundational book structure skills, including 1-sheet, explosion, hard cover, accordion, and notebook with fan fold. They will create each of these during the workshop, and learn techniques that can be applied to future book designs.

Course Fee: A $10 materials fee is built into the tuition for this course.

Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST

Location: On Campus



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Nature Printing for Artists Books

 

Description: Directly printing forms found in the natural world has been used for centuries by scientists, naturalists and artists to preserve the ephemeral beauty of nature. This workshop explores a process to create prints on paper with fresh and pressed plant materials provided by the instructor, collected during walks around the local area or brought by students from home. The resulting prints will be used to create a handmade book filled with rich visual content.

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST

Location: On Campus



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