Events
  • Todd Bradford Richmond presents a solo exhibition of new paintings and installation for his Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view January 22 to February 1, 2017 (closes at 12noon on Feb 1). There will be an artist reception on Saturday, January 28, 2-6pm.

  • Tim Davis's wry photographs find the sublime in the quotidian. Whether shooting an abandoned pair of sneakers, the streets of a nameless suburb, or the corner of a framed painting in a museum, Davis captures the peripheral, everyday beauty of our daily life.

  • Under Armour on Campus

    Jan 24| Student Event
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    Career Services is hosting Under Armour for Lunch & Learn and portfolio reviews. They are actively recruiting for paid summer internships and post grad employment in the following areas: Accessories Design Apparel Design Graphic Design – Apparel, Brand, Retail and Web Film & Video Production Footwear Design Technical Design, Patternmaking & Product Fit
  • Otis College of Art and Design and The Art and Design Department at California State University Dominguez Hills will be partnering to bring two Ceramics Artist, Diego Romero ('90) and Michael Sherrill to give a guest lecture and workshop demonstration to take place at both campuses in conjunction with the 73rd Scripps Ceramic Annua, curated by Joan Takayama-Ogawa (Otis College Faculty member).

  • Workshop at Otis College campus with ceramic artist, Michael Sherrill.

  • 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.

  • Asher Hartman is an interdisciplinary artist, playwright and director whose work at the junction of visual art and theater centers on the exploration of the self in relation to Western histories and ideologies. 

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Narrative Painting: The Pot Liquor of Existence


Inspired by a quote by 20th century writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, in speaking about her life’s work, “Folklore is the pot liquor of human existence”, this course focuses on creating work with storytelling at its heart. From participants who draw stick figures or amateur cartoons, to artists with more advanced training, emphasis is on imagination and productivity over the acquisition of technical skills. Students create a minimum of three two-dimensional artworks while exploring narrative painting including autobiographical, biographical, personal, historical, mythological, sequential art, genre scene, social commentary, and current topics and issues. Course includes lecture, discussion, readings, as well as group and individual critique.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Note-taking materials


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XPTG9010
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
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