• Otis Family Night

    Oct 21| Special Event

    Be a student for an evening.
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    4:00 – 8:00 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty

    • A guided exhibition tour of the Ben Maltz Gallery

    President Bruce W. Ferguson and Trustee Kirk Hyde (Otis Parent '00 & '14) invite you to join them for dinner.

    Register by October 14th at

    Cost (includes all activities and dinner)

  • Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 


Continuing Education Course

Illustrating Children's Books

In this course students explore the steps involved in illustrating a children's book. Through hands-on assignments, lectures, and critiques, students examine aesthetic and technical aspects including text analysis, concept development, character studies, and story boarding. Students create illustrations that harmonize with the text, produce a rough dummy, and create three pieces of full color, resolved illustrations. Also covers how to submit artwork and/or book proposals to art directors and editors, how to market your work and what you can expect in a publishing contract. Suitable for beginning to advanced artistic skills.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Note-taking materials. Also, please bring any rough sketches you would like to discuss, as well as a children's book, which has caught your fancy!

Course Details
Course Code: XILU6009
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Section 1 Illustration
Instructor: Deborah Nourse Lattimore
Meeting Day(s): Monday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 12, 2016  -  November 14, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 16
Meeting Room:
Location: Camera Oscura Art Lab
1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35274 $435  
Certificate 35275 $475  
Credit 35276 $1370  
9 of 16 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT applied to individual courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
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