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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Continuing Education Course

SEM: 43

Introduction to Color Photography

In this course students investigate color aesthetics and techniques, learning how to make photographs that have strong color, composition, and impact. Topics include camera exposure, using color negative and transparency films, lighting situations, lab quality control, contact sheets, and color printing. Demonstrations and discussion include darkroom techniques such as color correcting, print exposure, print manipulation, and the use of instant and alternative color materials. One-on-one critiques encourage students to establish a foundation for the expression of a personal vision.

Prerequisite: Basic camera and darkroom skills.

First class materials: TBD

Course Details
Course Code: XPHO2060
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Lab: $35
Section 1 Photography
Instructor: Ginger Van Hook
Meeting Day(s): Thursday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): February 04, 2016  -  April 14, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note: No mtg: 3/24/16
Class Size: 10
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 15414 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 15415 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 15416 $1320 Add to Cart
10 of 10 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
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