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  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Transfer Day

    Apr 01| Admissions
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    At Transfer Day, prospective transfer students are invited to take a tour of campus, have their questions answered in a one-on-one appointment, and learn how to make a smooth transition to Otis College. If you are considering transferring into one of our programs, please join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12-3pm. 

     

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

  • Rejuvenating Yoga

    Apr 04| Student Event
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    All students and Otis College community welcomed and encouraged to participate. Visiting artist Catherine Tingey facilitates the Yoga class!

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Continuing Education Course



Large Scale Figure Drawing: Construction and Form Analysis


This drawing course focuses on drawing the oversized or life size human figure, constructing the form and capturing the gesture. This class will be divided into three major drawings with lectures on some anatomy given. Students learn methods of gesturing and measuring, designed to create a convincing structural illusion and transparent beauty of the human figure. The human figure is the most amazing machine ever designed. Gain power in your drawing by learning anatomy. Lectures and demonstrations are given on each major anatomical part of the human figure. Students do direct drawing in three week studies. Students draw with charcoal or Conte pencil. All work is done on 32”x48” paper, or larger. At home studies are encouraged.

Prerequisite: XDWG1014 Life Drawing or equivalent knowledge

First class materials: Pencil Sharpener, Retractable Breakaway Knife, Large Kneaded Eraser, Charcoal Pencils - HB, 2B,
18” x 24” Newsprint , Extra soft vine charcoal, chamois cloth, 4 extra large alligator clips, 48”x 10’ roll of drawing paper

OPTIONAL TEXTS:
COMPLETE GUIDE TO LIFE DRAWING, Gottfried Bammes, Search Press, ISBN-10: 1844486907
ARTISTIC ANATOMY, Dr. Paul Richer, ISBN-10: 0823002977
FIGURE DRAWING: DESIGN AND INVENTION, Michael Hampton, ISBN-10: 0615272819
THE HUMAN FIGURE, David K. Rubins, 1953, Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-004243-1


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XDWG1018
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
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