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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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Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42


Fundamentals of 2-Dimensional Design


This foundation level course provides a thorough introduction to design for the beginner through the application and understanding of 2-dimensional elements and principles. Course offers preparation for beginners and professionals in several design areas. Weekly achromatic (non-color) projects deal with fundamentals of line, space, directional movement, balance, value, texture, pattern, perspective and monochromes. Confidence in hand skills is developed and a final project in the student's area of interest is required. Students gain exposure to a range of current and historical design forms. Class includes studio time, slide lectures, and critique.

Prerequisite: None (may be taken concurrently with XGRD1101 Color Theory & Design).

Randy Osherow's First class materials: Sketchbook, Pencil, Ruler, medium and broad point black felt markers

Caroline Blake's First class materials: 8 1/2" x 11" paper, 2H pencil, 2" x 18" clear plastic grid ruler, black chisel-point marker, micro fine-line black pen, pencil sharpener, eraser, Pentel brand fine-point white correction pen, 3M correction tape (1/4" or smaller)

Course Details
Meetings: 12
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Foundation Course
Instructor: Caroline Blake
Meeting Day(s): Saturday
Meeting Time(s): 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 12, 2015  -  December 05, 2015
No Meeting/Special Note: no mtg: November 28, 2015
Class Size: 16
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35220 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 35221 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 35222 $1320 Add to Cart
15 of 16 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: Randy Osherow
Meeting Day(s): Thursday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 17, 2015  -  December 10, 2015
No Meeting/Special Note: no mtg: November 26, 2015
Class Size: 16
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35223 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 35224 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 35225 $1320 Add to Cart
12 of 16 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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