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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

iPads in the Classroom: A Creative Visual Arts Tool

This one-day workshop introduces teachers to the creative potential of the iPad for both instructors and students. Create digital works of art by downloading and operating free to low-cost user-friendly art applications (apps) that provide access to virtual art materials including digital crayons, markers, and paint. Explore the basics -- opening a new file, using the various drawing/painting tools, saving, accessing, and emailing artwork files; and more complex operations -- working with layers, expanded color pallets, multiple brushes featuring opacity and size controls, image transformation options, and text inclusion. Covers step-by-step instruction in utilizing the iPAd as a tool for tutorial creation, project documentation, and visual presentation. Ideal for classroom teachers who wish to engage students creatively, introduce basic art techniques, and incorporate student artwork into classroom projects.

First class materials: iPad (with charger and fully charged), personal iTunes account, Apple ID and password, $20 available on credit card or debit card for apps purchases, stylus recommended

Prerequisite: none

There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XAED1003
Meetings: 1
Credit Hours: .5CEU
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