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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42


Drawing & Composition


This beginning course develops skills in the elements of drawing and composition. Through demonstration, class exercises, and critiques, students explore concepts including contour line, cross contour, modeling, uses of marks to show form and space, perspective, scale and measurement, and positive/negative space.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials for Jones: Drawing board; 18”x24” sketchpad (Strathmore, Canson, Aquabee;) 11”x14” sketchbook; Charcoal pencils: hard (HB or B), medium (2B or 4B), soft (6B or 8B); Pastel pencils: Faber-Castell “PITT” or Stabilo “CarbOthello” pencils, NO Conte’ pastel pencils; Pastel colors: dark sephia in PITT and one or two other dark earth-tones, blues, reds; Colored pencils: Faber-Castell “Polychromos” and Berol “Prismacolor” Colors: two or three in dark colors (black, reds, blues, etc.; Do not get watercolor versions of these pencils;) Kneaded rubber eraser; Eraser shield; Razor blades; Small piece #100 sandpaper (3”x4”); Chamois; 18”x2” “See-Thru Ruler” (plastic)

First class materials for Adams: One box of Staedler Mars graphite pencils 9H or 9B; one roll of drafting tape or artists tape (low tack tape), ½” thick; one Staedler Mars white plastic eraser; one pencil sharpener; one Masonite drawing board with two clips and pink rubber band (large enough to hold an 18”x24” sketch pad; one 18”x24” Strathmore recycled drawing tablet (dark green cover) or Strathmore drawing tablet (brown cover)

First class materials for Bledsoe: Bring camera to each class
18x24” ROUGH NEWSPRINT PAD 18 x 24 in. 50 Sheets
STRATHMORE DRAWING PAD 18 x 24 in. 80lb., 1 sheet Canson "Mi Tientes" 19 x25 (Steel or Felt Gray) paper
Sketchbook, 9"x12"
Drawing Board 20 x 24 inch with 2 large clips
Retractable breakaway knife
Graphite Pencils – 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
Ebony pencil
DESIGN KNEADED ERASER Grey x-large
STAEDTLR MARS PLASTC Eraser
Extra Soft VINE CHARCOAL Soft, package of 3
GENERALS CHARCOAL STICKS Package- 2B
GENERALS Charcoal Pencils– HB, 2B, 4B
CHAMOIS 5 x 7”
PENCIL SHARPNER Metal
24" Metal ruler
Box 12-24 PRISMACOLOR Colored Pencils
Pentel Oil Pastels set 48 (or better brand)
Drafting Tape
Workable Fixative
*PORTFOLIO any size that will fit 18x24” paper
Prices vary *STORAGE BOX (student choice)
OPTIONAL TEXT: DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION, Brian Curtis, McGraw Hill Higher Education,c 2002, ISBN: 0-07-241024-8

Course Details
Meetings: 12
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Foundation Course
Instructor: Beverly Bledsoe
Meeting Day(s): Sunday
Meeting Time(s): 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 13, 2015  -  December 06, 2015
No Meeting/Special Note: no mtg: November 29, 2015
Class Size: 20
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35329 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 35330 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 35331 $1320 Add to Cart
19 of 20 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
* 2.75% fee to pay online. Read More
Section 2 Foundation Course
Instructor: Lisa Adams
Meeting Day(s): Sunday
Meeting Time(s): 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 13, 2015  -  December 06, 2015
No Meeting/Special Note: no mtg: November 29, 2015
Class Size: 20
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35332 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 35333 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 35334 $1320 Add to Cart
17 of 20 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
* 2.75% fee to pay online. Read More
Section 3 Foundation Course
Instructor: Ken Jones
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 15, 2015  -  December 01, 2015
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 20
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35335 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 35336 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 35337 $1320 Add to Cart
20 of 20 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
* 2.75% fee to pay online. Read More
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