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  • Campus offices and facilities are closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

    Ahamnson Hall and Galef Center are open Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, 9-6.

    Graduate Studios are open to those students who have approved access.

  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
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    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
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    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    Design Week June 21-27, 2015

    I AM THE CITY

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne And Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC

    www.field-experiments.com

     

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Aiko Beall: 2005-06 Faculty Development Grant Report

 Sketch of Balenciaga Dress

Sketch of a 1949 Balenciaga woolen sheath dress by Aiko Beall

Excerpt:

A Study of Christóbal Balenciaga, Paris 2006

I went to the Exhibition Balenciaga Paris at Les Arts décoratifs Musée de la Mode et du Textile, Paris, with the Senior Studio instructors of the Fashion Design Department of Otis College of Art and Design, to study the works of Christobal Balenciaga. We arrived at the Museum on July 21, 2006. Pamela Golbin, the curator of the Balenciaga exhibit, gave us a private tour of the works of Balenciaga. The exhibition is of a grand scale with 150 pieces of Balenciaga's beautiful clothing. The exhibit displayed clothes made from 1937 to 1967. We learned about Balenciaga, his clothes, and his habits as he designed. I thank Pamela Golbin for the great insight on the how and why of Balenciaga design.

--Aiko Beall
Fashion Design

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