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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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SEM: 42


Perspective Drawing


Developed during the Renaissance, perspective was as innovative then as the Internet is today. Perspective enabled artists to create the illusion of depth, volume, and three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional picture plane. Interior design is concerned with the creation of living, working, and hospitality environments. The spaces themselves, as well as their contents, needs to be rendered both two and three-dimensionally. This is accomplished through using grids, floor plans, and one-point and two-point perspective drawings. Floor plans help to illustrate a design concept. One-point and two-point perspective grids help bring the designer's vision into reality. In this hands-on course, students gather reference photos of furniture, accessories, and plants to fill their rooms, and render them in felt-tip markers. Students create two room designs, print, and render them in felt-tip markers. Students work in class every session - bring supplies to all class meetings.

Prerequisites: Drawing & Composition

First class materials: • drawing pencils (graphite & "no print") • kneaded, plastic or vinyl eraser • architect's scale (a triangular ruler; NOT an engineer's scale) • artist's drawing triangle (14", 30/60 degree with a beveled edge is best) • T-square (optional) • drawing pens or Rapidographs (optional) • drawing paper for pencil or pen--(paper size anywhere from 9" x 12" to 11" x 17"; to be used for homework assignments) • colored media (final projects to executed water color &/or markers &/or colored pencils, etc.--students' choice) • paper suitable for colored medium chosen (students' choice; no smaller than 9" x 12")

Course Details
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Product Design
Instructor: Staff
Meeting Day(s): Monday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s):
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 16
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35308 $435  
Certificate 35309 $475  
Credit 35310 $1320  
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