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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Artists, Community, and Teaching

"I love that LACMA and Otis are together fostering a new generation of artists who will include public engagement in their practice." - Karen Satzman, Director of Youth and Family Programs, LA County Museum of Art

The Artists, Community, and Teaching (ACT) Program offers two minors: Teacher Credential Preparation or Community Arts Engagement.

BFA students can enroll by downloading the ACT Sophomore Contract (PDF) & declaring an ACT Minor through Interdisciplinary Studies.

Continuing Education students can participate through concurrent enrollment in either the Teacher Credential Preparation track or the Teaching Artist Track of the CE Art Education Certificate program.

Students enrolled in an ACT Minor will...

  • Develop a meaningful connection between their studio art/design practice and an engagement with their community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices and theories of arts education and community engagement.
  • Gain an understanding of career opportunities for community-based and teaching artists/designers.
  • Gain professional practice training through off-campus teaching and community arts internships.

Students enrolled in the Teacher Credential Preparation Minor will also:

Subject Matter in Art Compentency Evaluations: Evaluation of subject-matter competency (CSET Waiver) for non-Otis ACT: Teacher Credential Preparation students is available for a $80.00 fee and takes 6-8 weeks to complete. Read more...