Otis College of Art and Design

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Digital Imaging and Web Design Certificates: Info Session

Description: Whether you are interested in becoming a web designer, digital illustrator, or digital artist, Otis Extension’s Certificate programs prepare you for starting your career, making a career change, or enhancing your art, design, and/or teaching skills. Join our virtual info session to meet Otis instructors and learn about Extension’s Certificate Programs: Digital Imaging & Illustration and Web Design.

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.

The Web Design Certificate Program prepares students with an expertise in creating websites and digital apps that integrate art and design principles, conceptual thinking, and technical skill with industry-relevant digital tools. Students produce multimedia visuals with consideration to UX and UI design central to a variety of web/digital products. This sequence of courses provides intensive study that can lead to employment in the specialized field of web and interface design.

Date: Tuesday Jan 19, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Animation and Motion Graphics Certificates: Info Session

Description: Whether you are interested in becoming a motion graphics artist, animator, or multimedia artist, the Otis Extension’s Certificate programs prepare you for starting your career, making a career change, or enhancing your art, design, and/or teaching skills. Join our virtual info session to meet Otis instructors and learn about Extension’s Certificate Programs: Animation and Motion Graphics.

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.

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, multimedia, 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.

Date: Wednesday Jan 20,2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Fashion Design Certificate: Info Session

Description: The world of fashion combines a range of expertise including business, craft, creativity, and design. Join our virtual info session to meet Otis instructors and learn about Otis Extension’s Certificate Program in Fashion Design, ideal for those beginning a new career, augmenting an existing career, or seeking to enhance their existing art and design skills.

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.

Date: Wednesday Jan 20, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmPDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Fine Arts Certificate: Info Session

Description: The Fine Arts Certificate places emphasis on enabling students to develop their personal artistic vision within their craft. Join our virtual info session to meet Otis instructors and learn about Otis Extension’s Certificate Program which supports fine artists to develop themselves as professional painters, sculptors, and printmakers.

The Fine Arts Certificate Program provides an introduction to the fundamentals of fine arts as a vehicle for creative self-expression. Taken together, these courses provide an overview of the concepts, language, and skills of fine art practice. Students develop their personal artistic vision while working closely with Otis faculty expertise.

Date: Thursday Jan 21, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmPDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Game Level Design: Info Session

Description: 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.

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, multimedia, 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.

Date: Thursday Jan 21,2021

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Graphic Design Certificate: Info Session

Description: The Game Level Design Certificate program provides the essential knowledge about the gaming industry, its workflows and production environments. Join our virtual info session to meet Otis instructors and learn about Otis Extension’s new Certificate program which is designed for individuals looking to achieve their professional start in the world of game design.

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

Date: Saturday Jan 23, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Interior Design Certificate: Info Session

Description: Otis Extension’s Certificate in Interior Design provides intensive, practical training leading to the development of a professional portfolio. Join our virtual info session to meet Otis instructors and learn about Otis Extension’s Certificate program in Interior Design, which is designed for those interested in developing a new career, augmenting a current career, or seeking to enhance their existing art or design skills.

The 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.

Date: Saturday Jan 23, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Product Design Certificate: Info Session

Description: Otis Extension’s Certificate in Product Design provides intensive, practical training leading to the development of a professional portfolio. Join our virtual info session to meet Otis instructors and learn about Otis Extension’s Certificate program in Product Design, which is designed for those interested in developing a new career, augmenting a current career, or seeking to enhance their existing art or design skills.

The 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 product design requirements. The program is intended to prepare students for an entry-level position as a product designer.

Date: Wednesday Jan 27, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Surface Design Certificate: Info Session

Description: Surface designers create and develop prints and patterns which become the foundation for collections and product designs used in fashion, home décor, interior spaces, and niche markets. Join our virtual info session to meet Otis instructors and learn about Otis Extension’s Certificate program in Surface Design, which offers training in the technical and creative skills required to begin a career or enhance skills in the textile/surface design field as a colorist, repeat artist, designer, or stylist.

This comprehensive program of study 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.

Date: Thursday Jan 28, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Young Artists Hands-On Workshop and Info Session

Description: Design your own comic book character, make a puppet, and learn about Otis Extension’s youth programming! Join our virtual info session to meet Otis instructors and learn about upcoming young artist programming in Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Animation, Flip Books, Puppetry, Kirigami, Graphic Design, and more. This session will feature two fun hands-on activities that you can follow from home in puppetry and character design. Students receive suggested materials in advance so that they may follow along.

Date: Saturday Jan 30, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Art and Design for High Schoolers: Info Session

Description: Otis Extension offers high school and precollege programs throughout the year, including after school/weekend courses and Summer of Art, a 4-week intensive. Join our virtual info session to meet Otis instructors and learn about upcoming teen programming in Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Animation, Graphic Design, Photography, Movie Poster Design, Toy Design, Digital Media, and more. Select programming offers college credit and include visits from Otis Admissions and BFA program faculty. All levels are welcome, including experienced artists and those with limited art training.

Date: Saturday Jan 30 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Stencil Silkscreen at Home

Description: In this interactive 3-hour workshop, students will learn methods for hand cut stencils adapted to silkscreen patterns and textiles. Through demonstrations, students will learn how to work with shapes cut out of freezer paper; apply color to the screen; coat the screen and pull prints; and print onto paper or fabric. The instructor will discuss various applications to the techniques through sharing examples of personal collaged screen printing works. The focus of the workshop will be techniques that can be accomplished from a home studio.

Date: Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m. PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Create Valentine’s Day Kirigami: Ages 5-10

Description: Create a handmade, unique, and beautiful Kirigami Valentine “heARTful” surprise 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 Valentines themed imagery. This workshop includes the use of regular scissors, glue sticks and colorful papers provided by the participants. Depending on the child’s age and cutting ability, adult supervision may be required. Thick novelty scissor cutters are not recommended.

Date: Saturday, Feb 6, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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3D Form in Watercolor for Botanical Illustration

Description:The process of applying continuous tones with transparent watercolor produces the magical appearance of 3-Dimensional form. On day 1, students will use watercolors to create continuous neutral tones (flat and graded wash) that are applied to basic shapes. On day 2, they will draw a cherry tomato, asparagus and mushroom building on this technique.

Date: Sat Feb 6 Sun Feb 7, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m.PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Encaustic Painting Workshop

Description:Rethink what you know about paint by exploring this ancient form of art using melted, pigmented wax. Pablo Picasso and Jasper Johns are just a few of notable artists that have created encaustic works of art. In this fun and interactive workshop, students will develop painting skills and techniques specific to encaustic painting, and gain awareness of new methods for mixing encaustic paint with various media ( ink, charcoal, collage) used to develop their own unique visually expressive artwork.

Date: Saturday Feb 06, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m.PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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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 will develop an individual brand presence and build a sustainable creative business by clarifying, refining, and elevating the values and visuals associated with your brand. Students will 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 Feb 7, 2021

Time: 10:00 am PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Visual Design for UX/UI and Digital Apps

Description: The workshop provides a general overview of visual design as it applies to UX/UI and digital products (apps). Students will be introduced to foundational graphic design and visual communications core principles relevant to UX/UI and digital app design. Topics include composition, grids, hierarchy, placement, alignment, balance, contrast, color theory, iconography, typography, color systems, mood, imagery, photography and illustration. Students will achieve essential knowledge for creating a cohesive "visual design system" that works together, is scalable, and is on brand for the company and targeted end user.

Date: Sunday Feb 7, 2021

Time: 10:00 amPDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Otis Lab Press at Home: Create Valentine’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 Feb 7, 2021

Time: 9:00 amPDT

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 will learn how to build a Squarespace website and connected social media identity for their personal brands. Students will learn about online resources for developing an online website building platforms and branding visuals. Topics will include:

  • Connect with your ideal clients and sell your work: structuring your website more effectively
  • How you can make sure your website looks up to date: following recent changes to website design
  • Create cohesive online visuals without spending a fortune: access to essential online tools

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. They may develop this by attending the “Designing Your Vision: Creating a Cohesive Brand Strategy.”

Date: Sunday Feb 7, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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How to Draw Portraits

Description: This 3-hour workshop will cover the basics of head construction and portraiture, and will demonstrate a variety of drawing methods used by artists to create a convincing likeness.

Students will have time to ask questions during the presentation. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of the class.

Date: Sunday Feb 7, 2021

Time: 9:00 am PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Drawing and Heart Meditation Workshop

Description: Taught by Veronica DeJesus (BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, MFA, UC Berkeley), this drawing and meditation workshop is influenced by her personal story: “Growing up my dad taught us how to heal with art. My dad wrote songs and poetry everyday all the time. My dad was teaching us the ways of Morovis Puerto Rico home of the decemos and the cuatros which are filled with healing ancestry connecting me and my family to taino.”

Through storytelling, drawing exercises, guided meditation, a group drawing activity, and final reflection, students will experience healing while practicing shamanic meditation techniques through drawing.

Date: Sunday Feb 7, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Expose Your Inner Critic

Description:

Do you have an inner commentary that disrupts your creative process? Is there a disapproving voice, a nay-sayer, that creeps in and causes doubt? In this workshop, you will use simple writing and drawing exercises to give form to your inner critic, then begin the process of dismantling its hold on your creative process. No writing or drawing experience is needed in this fun and productive workshop.

Date: Sunday Feb 7, 2021

Time: 11:00 am PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Art and Healing Workshop

Description: Develop your creative process as a source for healing while gaining techniques for enhancing visual expression. This supportive and non-judgmental workshop is open to all those who wish to tap into the wellspring of one’s personal healing and creative imagination. Through guided visualization, discussion, meditation, and drawing exercises, students will explore art as a source of healing with focus on historical and contemporary artworks of western and non-western cultures. Topics include Finding your Inner Healer, Healing Power of Nature, and creating a Positive Future Life. Students will create their own artworks using a variety of media including watercolor, pastel and water soluble crayons.

Date: Monday Feb 8, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Shibori Techniques at Home

Description: Indigo Shibori is the ancient Japanese art of resist dyeing using various binding, twisting, wrapping, tying and stitching techniques to achieve unpredictable and gorgeous results on fabric. In this interactive 3-hour workshop, students will learn shibori inspired techniques with fiber reactive dyes or indigo, a process which students can use for their own textiles from a home studio. Demonstrated techniques will include several different shape resist techniques, such as kumo and itajime.

Date: Tuesday Feb 16, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Drawing Using Visual Thinking

Description: Refine your visual perception skills to improve realistic drawing. In this 2-hour workshop, students will participate in drawing exercises that train the "eye" as well as the brain for thinking in new ways. All levels are encouraged: including those who are curious about drawing, from beginners to experienced level drawers who want to explore new concepts in drawing.

Date: Wednesday Feb 10, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Make Paper Bag Animal 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 paper bag animal puppets.

Date: Saturday Feb 20, 2021

Time: 1:30 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: Sunday Feb 21, 2021

Time: 10:00 amPDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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How to Sketch Animals

Description: This 3-hour workshop will cover the materials and techniques of sketching from observation, using watercolors, pen and ink. Students will learn the basics of drawing animals through quick sketching techniques with watercolor and pen, color mixing composition, linear and atmospheric perspective.

Students will have time to ask questions during the presentation. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of the class.

Date: Sunday Feb 21, 2021

Time: 9:00 am PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Make Super Sock 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 super sockpuppets.

Date: Saturday Feb 27, 2021

Time: 1:30 pmPDT

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 Feb 28, 2021

Time: 10:00 am PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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How to Draw with Pen and Ink

Description: This 3-hour workshop will cover the materials and techniques commonly used in pen and ink drawing. Students will be introduced to a large variety of dip pens, fountain pens, and ink-brushes, inks and drawing papers. Demonstrations will include various ways to use these materials for drawing from observation.

Students will have time to ask questions during the presentation. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of the class.

Date: Sunday Feb 28, 2021

Time: 9:00 am PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Block Printing at Home

Description: Block printing is one of the oldest types of printmaking, and is still widely practiced throughout the world. Artisans working within this rich tradition create beautiful designs in relief, and print each design element by hand, creating wonderful variation that looks beautifully handmade. Block printing is a great way to instantly personalize fabrics, stationery, and much more, to create individualized decor. In this interactive workshop, students learn the techniques of block printing through designing and carving their own simple design into a block, and then using paint to apply the carved block to fabric or paper. Instruction will include choosing a design that yields the best end result.

Date: Tuesday March 2, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Make Dog Marionette 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 dog marionette puppets.

Date: Saturday March 6, 2021

Time: 1:30 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Otis Lab Press at Home: Type as Image

Description: In this fun and participatory 2-day workshop, students will work with typography as material for visual design as they connect virtually to the Otis Lab Press. Through demos and studio time, students will be guided through the process of creating a poster through experimentation with typography. Techniques include analogue printing processes (raised letterforms and applying ink with a brayer) and digital manipulation (using a smartphone and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator). Topics will include experimental processes and techniques with typography in 20th Century art history movements, which will serve as inspiration for the design process. Posters 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: Sunday March 7, 2021

Time: 12:30 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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How to Paint with Gouache

Description: This 3-hour workshop will cover the materials and techniques of painting with gouache. Students will learn about essential materials (including brushes, papers, and paints) and techniques that take advantage of this unique painting medium. Over the course of the workshop the instructor will do a painting demo and address questions about the process.

Date: Sunday March 7, 2021

Time: 9:00 am PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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I Can’t Draw People!

Description: The first exclamation from many new students is "I can't draw people!" This workshop will solve that particular journaling hurdle by providing several exercises designed to give quick and inspiring results. It doesn't have to perfect, and in this workshop you'll discover how expressive and fulfilling the alternatives can be.

Date: Sunday March 7, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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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 March 13, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Make a Small Puppet Theater: 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 a small puppet theatre.

Date: Saturday March 13, 2021

Time: 1:30 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Create Stunning Botanical Prints

Description: It's a great self care act to hold nature in our hands and make art with it. This interactive 3-hour workshop combines mindfulness, getting fresh air, and making stunning art out of natural materials. Students learn a special monoprinting technique using collage and plant materials. Using geli plates and flora they will create colorful cards out of nature's imprints. This workshop is for anyone looking to connect with the outdoors and make something beautiful. Topics include creating patterns with real leaves, playing with color mixing, rolling and mixing ink onto a geli plate, and pulling prints and cards from a geli plate.

Date: Tuesday March 16, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

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Green Leaves in Watercolor for Botanical Illustration

Description: The process of painting leaves is a versatile and essential technique that can be applied to a range of botanicals. This 1-day workshop teaches the process of using watercolor to paint greens leaves on a stem. During the morning session, students will mix primary colors and neutral tints and make color samples. In the afternoon, they will apply color to a simple leaf, front and back view, and apply color onto 3 leaves on a stem (overlaps).

Date: Saturday March 20, 2021

Time: 9:00 amPDT

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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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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