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  • Alex Olson

    Dec 06| Lectures
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    Artsy best decribes Alex Olson’s works as "abstract, but that’s not how she would choose to refer to them: “In fact, the way I approach painting is almost the opposite in that nothing is an abstraction of something else,” she says. “It literally is what it is.” Olson’s paintings aim to be exact records of how they were made, self-evident in their construction.

  • Marisa Matarazzo is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Writing program at Otis. She is the author of Drenched: Stories of Love and Other Deliriums, which Aimee Bender called "a collection that marks its own territory and stamps it out with a textured beauty." Her work has appeared in Faultline, Hobart, Fivechapters, Unstuck, and other literary journals, and she has taught at UCLA Extension, the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, and UC Irvine.

  • Gracie DeVito’s work challenges codified modes of art making and production; the output of the work shifts fluidly from painting, to sculpture, to found objects, to performance. Characters and motifs, manifested by DeVito herself or by the characters she creates, rotate through the 2D and 3D spaces of her pieces. 

  • Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition
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    Joint Venture is a group exhibition of collaborative projects by artists from ECF’s Inglewood Art Center and students from Otis College's Creative Action class, Uniquely Abled, taught by Michele Jaquis and mentored by Marlena Donohue.

     

    December 8, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Gallery Hours M - F 11am - 3:30pm

     

  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

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Continuing Education Course



Techniques of the Painter: From Abstraction to Representation


This painting course is designed to aid beginning and advanced artists in stimulating imaginary thinking and developing their personal vision. With equal emphasis on formal skills and experimentation, exercises focus on trusting intuition, learning to see inward, and the ability to see oneself reflected in the world at large. How do we see our authentic selves in the external environment? How do we make this vision manifest in our creative works? At the core, our aim is to create paintings that are well crafted and clearly rooted in individual expression. Students are encouraged to utilize representational and abstract elements, which are essential in bringing to life the visual world and one’s own creative self-expression. Also explores the discipline of being an artist, the rigor of career and professional practice, and how to remain true to a unique vision despite market trends. Oil paints are recommended, but acrylics are also acceptable.

Prerequisite: XDWG1001 Drawing & Composition; experience using a digital camera including iPhones and a laptop computer with basic Photoshop skills are required.

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There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XPTG9001
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
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