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Unbound Creativity with Rebecca Chamlee

Not every artist can pinpoint the experience that inspired their life’s work. But Rebecca Chamlee can: it was during her time as a student at Otis College of Art and Design. “That’s where I discovered letterpress, and it changed everything,” she says. “I was in a class and they taught us how to hand set our names, and then we put it into a big press and printed it. The fact that we were making something real, just like that—it was transformative for me.” That resonance was amplified when Rebecca paired her newfound passion with book arts.

Botanical Artwork Offers the Opportunity to Enjoy Nature’s Imperfections

At the Los Angeles Arboretum, a collaboration with Otis College Extension is fostering the artistic growth of those already interested in the beauty of the natural world. Olga Eysymontt, an instructor at Otis College, has been drawing botanical figures for more than 20 years. “Unlike taking a photograph, where you may have to manipulate it to get the image you want, when you look at something with a more natural form, it has an imperfect, organic flow to it,” Eysymontt said.

Come Fly With Us: Otis College Extension Offers Build-A-Drone Workshop

This summer, you can build and fly your own drone through the Extension program at Otis College of Art and Design! The class will utilize a blended learning format to discover the intricacies of drone flying, explore the different uses and types of drones, and conclude with a one-day, hands-on workshop where students will build and fly their own.

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.

Summer Programs at Otis College

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  • Kelley Mogilka and Mason Williams
    How Two Artists Found Love and Community at Otis College’s L.A. Summer Residency
    February 14
  • Otis College Fashion Design Retreat
    Otis College Fashion Design Retreat Alums Discuss Their Rapid Growth During the 10-Day Program
    January 27
  • Photograhy instructor Laura London
    Otis College Extension’s Laura London on the Magic and Fun of Photography
    January 21

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.