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Registration is Open for Extension's Spring 2018 Courses

Classes start soon! Otis College Extension offers a wide range of beginning, intermediate, and advanced art and design courses for all ages, including children and teens. 

Otis College Extension Classes Begin September 9

Otis College Extension offers a wide range of night, weekend, and online courses taught by practicing professionals in art and design. The distinctive programs provide real opportunities for learning new skills, taking on new challenges, and exercising your creativity.

Otis College Extension Instructor Amy Bond Debuts on Project Runway

Amy Bond, an Otis College Extension instructor and fashion designer, is one of 16 designers on the latest season of Project Runway, premiering tonight on Lifetime. Before Amy joined the cast of the Emmy-nominated reality series, she showed at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York in 2012, her Los Angeles made contemporary label ran from 1999-2004, and at its height sold to boutiques in over thirty cities across the US and three internationally.

New L.A. Arts Retreats and More for Continuing Education's Summer Session

Take your skills to the next level or delve into a new creative practice this summer through Otis College's Continuing Education program. From young artist workshops to portfolio preparation, professional development, or recreation, continuing education offers over 130 courses in a variety of fields and mediums. 

Continuing Education Classes Begin February 4

Whether picking up a new technique or exploring a new career, there are over 125 classes in multiple disciplines beginning the week of February 4. Continuing Education and Pre-College Programs offers a wide range of night and weekend courses taught by practicing professionals in art and design. The distinctive programs provide real opportunities for learning new skills, trying new challenges, and exercising your creativity.

Otis College Announces L.A. Summer Residency

Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the launch of a new residency program to take place from June 4 - 25, 2017. The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

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  • Roxane Gay with a group from the Anaphora Writing Residency at Otis College
    Roxane Gay: On Ambition and Keeping Your Day Job
    June 8
  • Artist Gajin Fujita poses in front of one of his pieces. (Jim McHugh)
    Los Angeles Times: Painter Gajin Fujita keeps his norm-violating spirit
    June 6
  • Still image from Looking for Oum Kulthum, courtesy of Shirin Neshat
    Shirin Neshat to Kick Off Summer Programs and Residencies at Otis College
    May 11

Continuing Education Class Sparks New Venture For Designer Paige Cleveland

First came macramé, then ceramics, indigo dying and quilting.

Los Angeles designer Paige Cleveland is revisiting another DIY craft tradition: hand-painted marbling.

In this delicate process, paints are floated in a liquid. The artist then takes advantage of the surface tension of the paints, which keep their distinct color yet spread to make contact. A sheet of paper or a textile swath is then gently and quickly laid on top of the bath for the design to transfer.

Students from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Explore Otis

Students from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts visited Otis College of Art and Design for a four-day immersive program, exploring different areas of study and visiting several of Los Angeles' cultural institutions.

CE Graduate Eva Chow Named the Culture Queen of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — I first met Eva Chow — encountered would actually be a better term — in 2013 in the courtyard of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It was the museum’s third Art & Film Gala, and Mrs. Chow, a host with Leonardo DiCaprio, was working the room like a piranha in a goldfish bowl. Air kisses with François-Henri Pinault. Chitchat with Jane Fonda. An excited wave to Ed Ruscha.