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  • Otis welcomes the Japan Foundation and honored guests Kashiwagi Hiroshi and Yoshifumi Nakamura for a lecture on contemporary Japanese design. 
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here
     
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • 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.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

     

    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu

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Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42


Drawing & Composition


This beginning course develops skills in the elements of drawing and composition. Through demonstration, class exercises, and critiques, students explore concepts including contour line, cross contour, modeling, uses of marks to show form and space, perspective, scale and measurement, and positive/negative space.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials for Jones: Drawing board; 18”x24” sketchpad (Strathmore, Canson, Aquabee;) 11”x14” sketchbook; Charcoal pencils: hard (HB or B), medium (2B or 4B), soft (6B or 8B); Pastel pencils: Faber-Castell “PITT” or Stabilo “CarbOthello” pencils, NO Conte’ pastel pencils; Pastel colors: dark sephia in PITT and one or two other dark earth-tones, blues, reds; Colored pencils: Faber-Castell “Polychromos” and Berol “Prismacolor” Colors: two or three in dark colors (black, reds, blues, etc.; Do not get watercolor versions of these pencils;) Kneaded rubber eraser; Eraser shield; Razor blades; Small piece #100 sandpaper (3”x4”); Chamois; 18”x2” “See-Thru Ruler” (plastic)

First class materials for Adams: One box of Staedler Mars graphite pencils 6H or 8B; one roll of drafting tape or artists tape (low tack tape), ½” thick; one Staedler Mars white plastic eraser; one pencil sharpener; one Masonite drawing board with two clips and pink rubber band (large enough to hold an 18”x24” sketch pad; one 18”x24” Strathmore recycled drawing tablet (dark green cover) or Strathmore drawing tablet (brown cover)

First class materials for Bledsoe: Bring camera to each class
18x24” ROUGH NEWSPRINT PAD 18 x 24 in. 50 Sheets
STRATHMORE DRAWING PAD 18 x 24 in. 80lb., 1 sheet Canson "Mi Tientes" 19 x25 (Steel or Felt Gray) paper
Sketchbook, 9"x12"
Drawing Board 20 x 24 inch with 2 large clips
Retractable breakaway knife
Graphite Pencils – 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
Ebony pencil
DESIGN KNEADED ERASER Grey x-large
STAEDTLR MARS PLASTC Eraser
Extra Soft VINE CHARCOAL Soft, package of 3
GENERALS CHARCOAL STICKS Package- 2B
GENERALS Charcoal Pencils– HB, 2B, 4B
CHAMOIS 5 x 7”
PENCIL SHARPNER Metal
24" Metal ruler
Box 12-24 PRISMACOLOR Colored Pencils
Pentel Oil Pastels set 48 (or better brand)
Drafting Tape
Workable Fixative
*PORTFOLIO any size that will fit 18x24” paper
Prices vary *STORAGE BOX (student choice)
OPTIONAL TEXT: DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION, Brian Curtis, McGraw Hill Higher Education,c 2002, ISBN: 0-07-241024-8

Course Details
Meetings: 12
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Foundation Course
Instructor: Beverly Bledsoe
Meeting Day(s): Sunday
Meeting Time(s): 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 13, 2015  -  December 06, 2015
No Meeting/Special Note: no mtg: November 29, 2015
Class Size: 20
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35329 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 35330 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 35331 $1320 Add to Cart
8 of 20 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
* 2.75% fee to pay online. Read More
Section 2 Foundation Course
Instructor: Lisa Adams
Meeting Day(s): Sunday
Meeting Time(s): 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 13, 2015  -  December 06, 2015
No Meeting/Special Note: no mtg: November 29, 2015
Class Size: 20
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35332 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 35333 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 35334 $1320 Add to Cart
14 of 20 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
* 2.75% fee to pay online. Read More
Section 3 Foundation Course
Instructor: Ken Jones
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 15, 2015  -  December 01, 2015
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 20
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35335 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 35336 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 35337 $1320 Add to Cart
8 of 20 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
* 2.75% fee to pay online. Read More
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