• 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. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.


Continuing Education Course

Introduction to Photography

This studio course in photography combines technical information with conceptual skills. Topics include using a 35mm camera, lenses, black and white film choices, ASA, aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, and using optional equipment such as light meters, tripods, and cable releases. This course also covers the formal elements of photography such as basic lighting, composition, and shooting in natural light to create and produce great photographs. Students develop a vocabulary for “reading” and evaluating images. The course also includes assignments, demonstrations, an in-class photography shoot, 6 lab/darkroom sessions, individual and group critiques during the midterm, final presentation of the students’ photographs, art/photo history self-study, lecture, and handouts.

Prerequisites: None

First Class Materials: Students must have a 35mm camera that uses film and can be used manually, or a camera that is both manual and automatic. Equipment from the Otis Photography Lab is available for check-out during class time only. Students may also use the professional darkroom at Otis College during the hours outside of class set by the Otis Photo Lab.

Course Details
Course Code: XPHO2010
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Lab: $35
Section 1 Photography
Instructor: Laura London
Meeting Day(s): Saturday
Meeting Time(s): 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 10, 2016  -  November 12, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 14
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35424 $435  
Certificate 35425 $475  
Credit 35426 $1370  
7 of 14 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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